Built in 1546, extended in 1781, in the shadow of the palace of the Bishops of Ely, this quirky historic corner pub is in Ely Court, off Hatton Garden. It is often used as a film location. Choose from at least six real ales in the magnificent wood-panelled rooms, with a range of bar snacks or ‘English tapas’ that includes toasted sandwiches, pork pies, Scotch eggs, sausage rolls and picked eggs. Please note that this pub, without music and bar TVs, is closed at weekends and Bank Holidays. Beer festivals are held in May, August and December.
Closed: 25 December, 1 January, bank holidays
Days closed: Saturday to Sunday (except 1st weekend August)
Open all day
Lunch: Monday to Friday 11.30–10
Dinner: Monday to Friday 11.30–10
Food and drink
Real ales available: London Pride, George Gale & Co Seafarers, Caledonian Deuchars IPA, Adnams Broadside, guest ales
Real ciders: Biddenden Bushels, Orchard Pig Philosopher, Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon
Credit cards accepted
Beer festival, May, August and December
From Chancery Lane tube station exit 3 to Holborn Circus, left into Hatton Garden. Pub in alley between 8 and 9 Hatton Garden.