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Old Bell

95 Fleet Street

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Opening Times


Monday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday10.00 am - Midnight
Saturday10.00 am - Midnight
Sunday10.00 am - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Fri 11am - 10pm
Sat noon - 6pm
Sun noon - 4pm


Nicholson's (Mitchells & Butlers)

About the Pub

A Nicholsons pub with central bar, bare wooden floors and half wall panelling, giving the pub a warm and cosy feel. Said to have been first built for Wren, to cater for his masons rebuilding St Bride’s church after the fire of 1666: the crossed knife and fork in brass, set into the front threshold until the ‘80s, was considered to be a sign for the illiterate workmen. The back of the pub looks out onto St Bride’s Churchyard, and there is a little smoking space outside the door. Inside a U-shaped bar and a semi-separate drinking area. The walls are adorned with pictures and old press cuttings and announcements. There is an exceptional elaborate period coloured window to the front. At the rear is a corner cupboard carved with axes and daggers dated 1603.

Historic Interest

Grade II listing:- Probably late C17, much altered. 3 storeys plus dormers in tiled roof. 2 windows. Recessed frontage obscured by lower, later building of no interest. Rear to St Bride's Avenue stuccoed with simple, pilastered shop front and parapet to roof.

Regular ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • St Austell Nicholson's Pale Ale

Changing ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

4 guest ales (From the Nicholson rage.)

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Veranda at rear.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Old Bell

95 Fleet Street

Sat Nav Reference

51.514065, -0.105201


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

4, 11, 23

Nearby Station (300m)

City Thameslink

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (600m)

London Blackfriars

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Old Bell London EC4 taken in mid 1985.

Old Bell

95 Fleet Street

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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