The Cheshire Cheese, Temple - pub details
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|Went here during the Jubilee Pageant on 3 June 2012. Packed as you would expect, but with a very good humoured crowd, out to enjoy themselves. Had a choice of Bombardier, Sharps Doombar and Tribute. Had the Bombardier, which was excellent. The couple behind the bar serving the throng were both speedy and friendly - all in all a nice little local pub in the heart of the City.|
myjlcr - 4 Jun 2012 08:15
|This is an absolutely terrific little gem of a pub well worth finding. The small but cosy Saloon Bar has been kept in the style in which it was built maintaining a warm atmosphere and a cross between an old fashioned pub and your most comfortable sitting room. This is complemented by a proper pub dining room upstairs and a more public bar downstairs (in the basement) complete with pool table. There is a good selection of well kept real ale; the newish Landlord takes the trouble to advise you against selecting a beer he thinks isn't quite right and has made a real effort in bringing in new choices and keeping them in a tit top condition; something that previous landlords failed miserably in doing. The food is first class; an ever changing menu with a daily special; proper old fashioned food with real mashed potato and good old fashioned puddings at very competitive prices considering the good sized portions you are given. Food arrives in a matter of minutes so it is an excellent choice for a quick lunch and you are always given the choice to pay for everything at the end. What really polishes things off is the service which is highly personable. Lunch orders are are taken at the table and drinks are brought to you. The Landlord, Landlady and staff are extremely friendly; a good source of local information and pleasant to while away the day with. The Landlord is a proper Landlord; "yes sir, thank you driver"; none of this indifferent "alright mate" which has to be endured in far too many pubs these days. In short, absolutely First Class; in fact far more worth visiting for a view of a traditional English Pub than the famous Cheshire Cheese of Fleet Street fame.|
a1ex_e1 - 15 May 2011 09:44
|Just to reiterate that this is NOT the celebrated Cheshire Cheese with the centuries-old wood panelled interior - that one is further down Fleet Street towards St. Pauls. This one still ought to have a few things going for it, but I visited with two other seasoned ale drinkers and we all had to send our beers back because they were so unpalatable. While they gave us something else, no questions asked, their second offering was hardly any better. So if you are in this area, try the nearby Edgar Wallace first, or the Devereux. Or The George, or the Coal Hole, or the Old Bank of England. Anywhere really, just avoid this one.|
rob1981 - 16 Feb 2011 22:38
|Nice enough - clean - friendly staff - rather out of the way as it were - one of those sort of "only go if you know it" places...........small though - more for a quiet drink alone than with friends.|
adamwalsh - 21 May 2010 19:34
|Fine, smallish, quiet traditional pub in a side street off The Strand.|
The ground floor is cosy, carpeted and comfortable with wood panelling, leaded windows and a fine collection of pots and pans hanging down from the low beams, creating something of a country pub atmosphere. There's a TV screen, oddly positioned on a cabinet and, on the evening of my visit, was showing the Liverpool v Athletico Madrid match at a relatively unobtrusive volume.
Unusually, there's a downstairs bar with a dart board and a bar billiards table.
On my recent visit, beers on were Tribute, Bishops Finger and Marstons Dragons Tale. The Tribute - £ 3.30p - was in good form.
The pub doesn't have the beer range of the nearby Edgar Wallace, but is a much cosier and more comfortable affair. I'll try and get here again sometime
JohnBonser - 10 May 2010 08:26
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