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The Old Bell Tavern

) #4,303 of 18,186 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ , British,
95 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH, England
+44 20 7583 0216
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
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“pies” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
95 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had met up with friends earlier in the day and had something to eat with them so by the time we felt hungry again we only wanted something light but satisfying and The Old Bell didn't disappoint. We just had sandwiches...More

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

Hi Mervyn. Thank you for the high star rating! Glad you've enjoyed food and the atmosphere. Hope to see you again soon:)

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 5PM Looked overdone and tasted overdone Nice gravy and veg Really enjoyable cider Friendly waitress, good quick service

Thank andrel m
Viki B, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Andrel M, we truly appreciate your honest feedback. I wish you've told us earlier and we would've changed your pie. But glad everything else was OK. Hope to see you back at the Old Bell soon.

Reviewed 4 June 2017

If you are looking at the Bell for food. Look elsewhere. If you are looking to meet friends for a beer, read on. We were desperate for a meal dropped into the Bell after finding our first choice closed. The fish and chip and meat...More

Thank MrGaucho1987
Viki B, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hi Mrgaucho1987 thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We pride ourselves on serving quality food and drinks, so was a bit disappointed to read your review. Not sure why both fish and a pie were below average. Also not sure...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

I stopped here for lunch whilst local the food was very good as were the staff, the pub itself is very busy especially at lunch time when all the bankers arrive and pack the place out but if you avoid these times it's a very...More

Thank Eddie020173
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Hi Eddie. Glad you've enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the positive feedback.

Reviewed 6 May 2017

My wife and I were in London for the day and this pub was on our list of places to try for lunch. A warm welcome from the staff, with apologies they had no pies today but rest of menu was available, both snacks with...More

Thank Elizabeth P
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you Elizabeth for taking time to leave this lovely review. It means a lot to us at The Bell!:)

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Myself and my partner were looking for somewhere to eat yesterday afternoon and walked passed The Old Bell. It looked Oldy Worldly so we looked at the menu and went in. We ordered our steaks..we did have to wait a while as the chef had...More

Thank Ilove2boogie
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My sister and I popped in here as part of our unplanned pub crawl of old pubs of London. We had lunch and I ordered GLAZED SHALLOT TART TATIN (V) • £5.25 Topped with soft crumbled goat’s cheese, apple and baby leaf salad. It was...More

Thank debbie b
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Hi Debbie B. Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. You definitely made our day!:)

Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

From J Boy of Derby Situated on Fleet Street next to St Brides church this is a charming old world pub that serves a good pint with friendly efficient bar staff. The menu looked interesting but did not eat here due to lack of time....More

Thank John B
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Hi John. Thank you for leaving feedback. Hope to see you soon for a pint and a pie!

Reviewed 11 March 2017

This place is pure history! If you like somewhere to drink that has real character, then this should be your destination. I believe that Wren had this place built so that his St Paul's workers had somewhere to drink, and it's still providing the same...More

Thank tony s
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Hi Tony S, thank you for leaving this lovely feedback about your experience with The Old Bell Tavern. Completely agree with you, it is a little gem. Have a great day!

Reviewed 27 February 2017

The Old Bell is another genuine old London pub that is on my list, lovely warm atmosphere, friendly staff, I would have liked to try out the Pies but we had other eating plans, good selection of beers, a must visit establishment.

Thank robert w
Viki B, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thanks Robert W, for leaving us this response. We always love to receive feedback from our guests.

City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to
its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile
in the world, the financial district known simply as
“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 20:00
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
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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