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.
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.
Interesting pub but from a beer perspective go to the nearby Edgar Wallace instead.
Last visited: June 2011
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