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Cheshire Cheese

Address: 5 Little Essex Street, Temple, London WC2R 3LD
Telephone: 020 7836 2347

Compact one room pub in back streets near Temple tube station and Aldwych one-way system.

Photo of the Cheshire Cheese pub, Temple, London

The Cheshire Cheese, Temple

The Chesire Cheese is interesting from an historic artefact angle. Bric-a-brac is everywhere including a collection of china hanging from the ceiling. There’s even a Worthington E water jug in one of the windows. (Worthington E was the first beer I drank on a regular basis before I discovered real ale.)

The friendly atmosphere in the pub is good but for me the pub is let down by the poor quality of the real ale. Even the interesting appearance of a McMullen beer could not redeem the Chesire Cheese.

I didn’t stay long so can’t comment on the food.

Worthington E jug in the window of the Cheshire Cheese, Temple, London

Worthington E anyone?

Interesting pub but from a beer perspective go to the nearby Edgar Wallace instead.

Last visited: June 2011

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 2.5 stars out of 5

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2 Responses to “Cheshire Cheese”

  1. Ken Turner says:

    I had lunch here last Tuesday with a party of 12 people in the upstairs room and it was excellent. Portions were very generous,
    Bar staff attractive but not always there when service required.
    I shall certainly go again
    K T West Yorkshire

  2. Bryan says:

    Top pub. Visiting from Australia and on a second visit we were remembered as friends. Great beer

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