Nicholson's Pubs

Welcome to The Old Bell Tavern, your local pub in 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.

Find us


The Old Bell Tavern, 95 Fleet Street,
London, Greater London, EC4Y 1DH

Tel: 020 7583 0216

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.

Find us

The Old Bell Tavern,95 Fleet Street,
Greater London,EC4Y 1DH

Tel: 020 7583 0216

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 11:30 - 23:00
  • Friday 11:30 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Sunday Closed

Upcoming Holidays

  • Christmas Eve CLOSED
  • Christmas Day CLOSED
  • Boxing Day CLOSED
  • New Years Eve CLOSED
  • New Years Day CLOSED



As a British brand with a heritage of 150+ years, we pride ourselves on our position as purveyors of perfect pints and unbeatable pies, with tempting dishes on our British pub classic menus.

Imagine taking your seat for starters we know you’ll like… Pulled Duck Croquettes and Garlic Mushrooms on Sourdough, suited to every appetite.

And here’s something we can’t deny, we’re pretty famous for our hand-crafted specialty pies, including our brand-new Chicken and Truffled Oyster Mushroom Pie and our British Steak & Nicholson's Pale Ale Pie. Come out of the cold and try one for yourself, won’t you?

As well as our famous pies, we’ve got big twists on other classic pub food such as sausage and mash, mouth watering burgers and good old fish and chips. See our menu to discover them all.

Someone in your group got a sweet tooth? Here comes another British pub classic worth rushing to your nearest booth: our traditional new Bramley Apple & Blackberry Crumble. This is British pub food, done right.



Here at Fleet Street London, we pride ourselves on serving an exquisite selection of perfectly-poured, ever-changing Cask Ales – including our very own Nicholson's Pale Ale, brewed by St Austell Brewery in Cornwall. You’ll also discover the wonders of our Gin Palace, featuring glorious gins from juniper-heavy and robust to sweet and fruity and every flavour profile in-between – all waiting at your local Nicholson’s in London.