As with every pub on London's historic Fleet Street, The Old Bell has a story that is intertwined into the areas past as home of the British Press. The spot was originally a coffee house where comment and gossip were written down and passed around, henceforth the evolution of newspapers. The tavern was established in 1670 as a watering hole for the men working on St. Brides Church and has since become the “second office” for many of London's finest reporters. From the cozy, cottage-like interior, to the glistening dark wood counter tops, The Old Bell has many of the charming characteristics that people throughout the world expect in a British pub. What sets the tavern apart from many of its contemporaries is its menu that prides itself in perfecting pub cuisine staples, such as their highly praised take on Bangers and Mash. If you are looking for a British Pub that perfects its principals instead of building upon them, follow the British Press' lead and head down to the Old Bell.
- Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM, Saturday from 12:00 PM to 06:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard
- Nearest Train: City Thameslink