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Cittie of Yorke, WC1

22 High Holborn
WC1
WC1V 6BN
Phone: 02072427670
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Quinno _ left this review about Cittie of Yorke

9 years since my last visit and of course no changes as it’s a Sam’s house, so the Medieval baronial dining hall vibe remains. Was fortunate to time our visit just after the lunchtime crowd which meant we almost had the run of the pub, one group of students and some stragglers from the courts notwithstanding, which meant we could get a seat in one of the booths and enjoy the atmosphere. Looked like the entire available draft range (for the South anyway – Sam’s mild is only served Oop Nuurf). I had an OBB which wasn’t one of the better examples as it was a bit warm which accentuates the tannin tang in a less-than-pleasant manner (NBSS 2). Also tried the Sam's Brown ale, a new one on me, which is close to zero alcohol; it was decent, actually. Shame about the OBB tainting an otherwise enjoyable visit to this unique place. 7.5

October 2010
Built in 1923, this is another Sam Smith’s beauty with a wonderful interior (holding a place in CAMRA's list of Historic Pub Interiors) and the exterior isn’t too shabby either (look out for the jumbo cuboid clock over hanging the pavement). The main bar is well described below as a ‘baronial hall layout’; high ceilings, dark wood panelled walls and ornately carved booths along the side. Huge old beer (or are they whisky?) barrels above the bar add to the effect. There are also little-used front and cellar bars. Customers are usually lawyers from the local chambers, coppers and a few tourists. The drinks are Sam Smiths – so your choice whether to drink any or hit the lemonade. The fridge is usually well-stocked with their bottled products so there is a decent element of choice. OBB is available as a token ale. The toilets have had an overhaul recently, probably the first money spent upgrading anything in here for 15-odd years. It’s worth a visit simply for the architecture, if nothing else. Rated 7

On 20th December 2019 - rating: 7
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hondo . left this review about Cittie of Yorke

Sam Smith's pub with a mock tudor style interior. The main bar has a vaulted ceiling and little snugs down one side. Interesting fire as well

On 8th October 2019 - no rating submitted
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Brainy Pool left this review about Cittie Of Yorke

is this the closest thing to a ‘Sam Smiths drinking barn’? certainly I don’t think Humphrey would be too happy if he paid a visit here. It has a cocktail menu (!) and is almost Wetherspoons like in atmosphere, though olde worlde enough. A long thin pub with plenty of cosy booths but it didn’t quite feel as wondrous as other SS pubs in the vicinity.

On 14th May 2019 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Farringdon (London), 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
City Thameslink, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 2.69 miles, 51 min walk (show)
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20th Dec 2019, 14:05
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