Welcome to The Old Bell Tavern in Fleet Street London

The Old Bell Tavern, conveniently located in Fleet Street London, a short stroll from Farringdon Street, City Thameslink, Valley Gardens Harrogate and Ludgate Hill.

You’ll find a variety of central London’s tourist attractions near you, including St. Bride’s Church, St Paul's Cathedral, Blackfriars Pier, The Royal Pump Museum, and The Mercer Art Gallery.

If you’re looking for a pub that offers the very best pub food in the heart of London, then look no further than our speciality pie house — The Old Bell Tavern, which serves a range of delicious pies under pastry or mash.

A unique city centre pub with a rich history

Nicholson’s Pubs are known for their individual style, exciting stories, and charming personalities — and The Old Bell Tavern is certainly no exception.

Boasting a long and proud history, The Old Bell Tavern has been a licensed tavern for more than 300 years. Built by Sir Christopher Wren, it housed his masons who were rebuilding St Bride's Church after the Great Fire. It’s also located on the same street as a certain infamous villain that you may have heard of, Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Originally our pub could only be reached via an alleyway from Fleet Street, and as such we have a long association with printing as one of the first printing presses operated here around 1500. Today, we are easily accessible for all to enjoy a wide range of craft beers including the Meantime London Lager and Meantime Pale Ale, as well as an extensive range of gins and whiskys. The City of London Gin selection is a particular standout in our range… and the distillery is across the road from us.

Serving up seasonal specialities and mouth-watering favourites

Our breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus offer everything you’d expect to find on any respectable, British pub menu, and so much more besides. Boasting an array of delicious sharers, through to classic main dishes, and succulent burgers, there’s a selection to suit every appetite.

One of a kind

The Old Bell Tavern is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of iconic and great British pubs — held in the highest of regards for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

Where to find us

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11am - 11pm
  • Tuesday 11am - 11pm
  • Wednesday 11am - 11pm
  • Thursday 11am - 11pm
  • Friday 11am - 11pm
  • Saturday 12pm - 9pm
  • Sunday 12pm - 6pm

Get in touch

Call The Old Bell Tavern on 020 7583 0216.

Pop in for a pint of well-kept cask ale, an excellent range of drinks, book a table for couples, groups, birthdays or other special occasions— and ensure that everyone has a hearty bite to eat.

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