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Cheshire Cheese

5 Little Essex Street

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Premises Status

This pub is temporarily Closed.

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Opening Times


Tuesday3.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Wednesday3.00 pm - 10.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - 11.00 pm

About the Pub

This venue reopened in late 2021 having been closed for over a year, but as at early July 2022 it was reported closed again. Shepherd Neame has now sub-leased the site to a new operator. Reopening date unknown and further updates welcome. Details on this page relate to the old operator.

It is a small, no-nonsense pub with wooden decor.

Historic Interest

The pub was spot-listed Grade II in December 2015, Historic England list entry no. 1431970. A pub of this name has existed on this site since at least 1791. The present small bar (with basement), not far from the Temple, Aldwych and the Royal Courts of Justice, was designed by the great pub architect Nowell Parr for the Style & Winch brewery and built in 1928 in a dark Tudor style. The pub may be regularly confused (by bemused visitors) with the rather more famous Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese - which is further towards the City on Fleet Street!

Regular ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Shepherd Neame Spitfire
  • Shepherd Neame Whitstable Bay Pale Ale

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  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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Cheshire Cheese

5 Little Essex Street

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51.512396, -0.113246


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

Nearby Bus Routes (75m)


Nearby Station (800m)

London Blackfriars

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (300m)


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Photo date: May 2013

Temporarily Closed

Cheshire Cheese

5 Little Essex Street

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Historic Pub Interior
  • Function Room
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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