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The Old Bell Tavern

#4,098 of 18,164 Restaurants in London}
$$ - $$$, British,
95 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH, England
+44 20 7583 0216
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
95 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH, England
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1 - 10 of 128 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I work nearby and The Old Bell is by far our favourite pub in the area. We visit at least once a week. We always get a warm welcome. Sasha and Vicky work tirelessly and go above and beyond the call of duty. The food...More

Thank Susie R
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Susie! We are extremely grateful for such a wonderful review; I will pass on the special praise to Viki, Sasha and Arpi (the chef). Feel free to call/email us anytime so we can reserve a table for you and your friends when you next...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been thwarted at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese to get a place to sit, we settled for the Old Bell. And we were not disappointed. This place serves real ales and they have 5 on tap. Very tasty. We sat in the front room with...More

Thank Ringo_Mersey
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Ringo! Thanks a lot for such a great review! We take great pride in our beer and our food, so we are delighted to see that we did not disappoint! We are due for a refurbishment soon, so we are going to have even...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This bar was recommended to us , great atmosphere, but the female member of staff working behind the bar ( 4.30 on 23 Sept ) was so unfriendly. We asked to sample a couple of beers , which she gave us begrudgingly, she couldn't care...More

1  Thank viv m
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Viv, I really do apologise for the bad experience you had at the Old Bell. The level of service you received was nowhere near the standard we set here. Rest assured, we will be speaking to the member of staff that was on that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub was very friendly with good staff who instantly produced a gluten free menu. Others pubs visited did not seem interested and could not advise. Old pub with glass fronted image about to be updated but busy with business folks eating and drinking. Had...More

Thank Margery P
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Margery, Thank you very much for the review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time here. If there is any more feedback you would like to give, drop us an email at oldbelltavern@nicholsonspubs.com. We look forward to your next visit! Take...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

We loved The Old Bell Tavern, very nice selection of ales. We ended up eating twice at the tavern because of the food. The pot pies were wonderful and the atmosphere was perfect.

Thank xmarksx
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Mark, Thanks for the brilliant review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our pies; something we take great pride in. I will make sure to pass on the good word to the chefs. We look forward to seeing you here again! Jamie

Reviewed 28 August 2017

First visited two years ago when staying in the nearby Premier Inn. Good service from the friendly efficient barman, and very good ale (incidentally rather cheaper than the sister pub down the road, the Black Friar). Had the fish finger sandwich (fresh goujons) just like...More

Thank Susan C
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Hi Susan, Thank you for taking time to review us. We are very glad you have enjoyed another visit in The Old Bell and also really appreciate the fact that you value our historical heritage as much as we do. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

Popped in for lunch as we liked the look of the menu, we were not disappointed. I had the salmon fish cakes and my partner had the steak and mushroom pie, both were delicious. The decor is traditional London pub and the atmosphere was good,...More

Thank Prosecco17
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Hi there, thank you so much for taking time to review us. We are really happy you have enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Had dinner here our first night in London. Traditional pub like atmosphere with fast and friendly service. Order up at the bar and they'll bring your drinks and food to your table. Enjoyed our dinner, would highly recommend.

Thank mhawrysko
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking time and giving us such a wonderful review. We do appreciate it a lot!

Reviewed 11 August 2017

We give it 5 stars for what it is. The atmosphere is cute, we sat in front by the stained glass window and locals from the table next to us engaged us in conversation--made the evening much more fun. It is an old pub, now...More

Thank grammylinda
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you so much for a great review and a high score. We do strive to provide our guests with the best possible experience. Enjoy the rest of your stay. :)

Reviewed 5 August 2017

We were here yesterday afternoon for a couple of drinks which was fine. Returned last night at about 10.30 pm for a nightcap & there were mice running about. Not just one but a few. The bar staff did not seem to be that bothered...More

Thank sallysos
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hi Sallysos. I am sad to hear you've had bad experience with us. I am a bit surprised that you were here at 10.30pm when the Pub was closed 9pm on Saturday. Regarding pests, we do take it very seriously, which shows in our high...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7583 0216
Description
You will find The Old Bell Tavern in Fleet Street London within a short stroll of Farringdon Street, City Thameslink and Ludgate Hill - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The Old Bell Tavern is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
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