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The Cheshire Cheese, Temple, WC2

5 Little Essex Street
WC2
WC2R 3LD
Phone: 02078362347
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Tris C left this review about The Cheshire Cheese

Dating from at least 1791, this pub was rebuilt in 1928 by noted pub architect, Noel Parr, in the brewers’ Tudor style, inside and out, a feat which gets the place grade II-listed status and an inclusion on CAMRA’s list of pubs with an interior of Regional Importance, best appreciated on their website.
A TV played banal silence for no obvious reason, which was very distracting; at least it didn’t clash with the rather loud rap music. Tables are mainly tall, but the overall feeling is quite atmospheric, due to the dark wood interior, with some internal leaded occluded glass. However, the presence of what I can only guess were barristers’ clerks as customers, is never an asset.
A very friendly barman presided over two unused pumps, then just Whitstable Bay (off) and Spitfire at £2.70 a half, a bit dull and too cold.
Making for a good double with the Edgar Wallace across the road, this is worth popping for a snoop and quick half, but I doubt I’d want to linger.

On 26th November 2021 - rating: 4
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Moby Duck left this review about The Cheshire Cheese

Nice little old pub tucked away down a side street, now owned by Shepherd Neame so unfortunately (unless you're a fan) only a couple of there beers on, Whistable Bay and Spitfire. Liked the pub ,not so keen on the beer.

On 8th March 2019 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Cheshire Cheese

Nice old pub; with hanging baskets outside and lattice windows, very traditional furniture and an eclectic selection of memorabilia on the walls and ceilings within. Dining room upstairs (never visited) and Games Room downstairs (ditto). On this visit, I found Harvey's, Tribute, Old Dairy Gold Top, Vale Brill Gold and Hogs Back Surrey Nirvana on the five handpumps (which is better than previously, so rating upped accordingly).

On 15th April 2017 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6951 recommendations about 6951 pubs]


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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
City Thameslink, 0.59 miles, 11 min walk (show)
London Charing Cross, 0.71 miles, 13 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 2.18 miles, 42 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Cheshire Cheese, WC2
26th Nov 2021, 19:40
Review submitted by Tris C
 
26th Nov 2021, 18:55
Request to mark pub as open by Tris C approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 December 2018 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : Yes last updated 03 August 2011 by David McNally
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 03 August 2011 by David McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 26 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 26 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 03 August 2011 by David McNally
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 26 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes - Shepherd Neame. - last updated 26 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 November 2021 by Tris C
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