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Cittie Of Yorke

22 High Holborn

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Monday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.30 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Fri noon - 3pm, 5.30pm - 9.30pm
Sat noon - 9pm
Sun No Service


Samuel Smith

About the Pub

A Grade II listed building and a CAMRA Heritage Pub. A pub has been on this site since 1430,; a coffee house in the C17, the brick cellars may be from this era. However, the main splendour, the rear room, comes from a 1923/4 rebuild as a romantic evocation of Olde Englande. A large cubic clock and bright copper sign stand out above street level; grand entrance doors lead to a long corridor, ornate plaster ceiling with Yorkshire rose bosses. Off the corridor a comfortable lounge; the cellar bar with food servery; and the back bar, a great timber hall with high pitched roof, long bar, carved wooden booths (or carrels), some huge, ornamental vats above of some antiquity and an unusual, triangular island stove, (maybe) from Napoleonic era.

Historic Interest

Grade II listing:- Location Statutory Address: CITTIE OF YORKE PUBLIC HOUSE, 22 AND 23, HIGH HOLBORN The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority. County: Greater London Authority District: Camden (London Borough) National Grid Reference: TQ 31036 81635 Summary Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details. Reasons for Designation Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details. History Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details. Details CAMDEN TQ3181NW HIGH HOLBORN 798-1/102/828 (North side) 14/05/74 Nos.22 AND 23 Cittie of Yorke Public House (Formerly Listed as: HIGH HOLBORN Nos.22 AND 23 Henekey's Public House) II Public house. Mostly of 1923-4, probably by Ernest R Barrow, replacing earlier wine shop of G Henekey and Co. Front faced in Portland stone with leaded lights, side and rear elevations of stock brick with wooden windows. Tiled roofs. Neo-Tudor style. EXTERIOR: 4 storeys and cellars. Front symmetrical, divided into 2 vertical units. Ground storey of front with doors at ends, centre with windows above timber base, slightly altered. Above, shallow bay windows left and right rising through 2 storeys and capped with string course carried on ornamental corbels, and then a third storey with single mullioned windows and terminating in parapet with 2 small enriched and shouldered gables. Large clock on ornamental bracket in centre between first and second storeys. INTERIOR: public entrance on right leading into wide passage with 4-centred timber arches and paved with flagstones. Front bar conventional with high panelled dado. Rear bar takes the form of a medieval-style hall running north-south with open timberwork and much dark woodwork, and lit from a clerestory and large bay window along east side. Below clerestory, 3 arches of uneven width with a series of snugs behind. On the west side the bar and above it a gallery on thin fluted cast-iron columns, probably Victorian, supporting casks and barrels of perhaps similar date, and above that again a high passage gallery for access to casks running the length of the room, partly supported from roof, partly by lower gallery and with wrought-iron handrail. Fittings include a freestanding triangular cast-iron ornamental stove fireplace with initials 'TIK', reputedly from Gray's Inn, c1815. HISTORICAL NOTE: an inscription on the fascia reads: 'Established as the site of a public house in 1430'. The present building retains few traces of pre-twentieth century work.

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  • Samuel Smith Old Brewery Bitter

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    Until 9pm.

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Cittie Of Yorke

22 High Holborn

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Cittie Of Yorke

22 High Holborn

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  • Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Pub
  • Historic Pub Interior
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Family Friendly
  • Real Fire
  • Close to Bus Routes
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