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The Old Bell Tavern

#4,078 of 18,283 Restaurants in London}
€€ - €€€, British,
95 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH, England
+44 20 7583 0216
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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Closed Now
09:00 - 17:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub
€€ - €€€
95 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH, England
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Reviewed 4 days 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 6 days 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 30 July 2017

I dined here with 2 friends on a typically busy Thursday evening. We were really lucky to get a table at the front of the pub by the window. Food has to be ordered at the bar and we brought our drinks back to the...More

Thank Colin D
Reviewed 12 July 2017

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 14 July 2017

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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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