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Cittie of Yorke

Pub and Bar££££
Holborn and Covent Garden, Holborn
  • ⚡️ Shaun T.
    "Great cavernous area downstairs."(5 Tips)
    Burt K.
    "so much of home in York.... Sam Smiths pub..... Fantastic"(5 Tips)
    Billy S.
    "Amazing pub with nice cheap cask beers."(6 Tips)
    Michael H.
    "Cask ale is decent and cheap."(3 Tips)
56 Tips and reviews
  • downstairs
  • sam smiths pub
  • beer
  • good for groups
  • casual
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  • Raul V.
    Raul ValleJuly 25
    Nice historical pub. Good selection of beers
  • Mariya E.
    One of the oldest bar in London.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CaoJune 18
    Unique medieval decor pub. Seems like it should belong inside a castle as a themed attraction
  • Elias G.
    Elias GerstmayrJanuary 31
    Great Sam Smiths pub in the city. Try the Steak and Kidney Pie.
  • A
    ANovember 18, 2016
    Great atmosphere. You want to sit in the front room rather than downstairs.
  • Derek W.
    Derek WilsonNovember 8, 2016
    Part of the old pub trail round the city. Do it 5th if you can, you'll thank me...
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BurgessSeptember 21, 2016
    A wonderful spot to enjoy a light vegetarian snack after a jog or before a workout. The peas cost a fortune, but they come with free gammon, egg, chips and beer.
  • Christopher F.
    Christopher FryerSeptember 5, 2016
    Wonderful old pub. Great atmosphere. The cask ale is very good.
  • Shane B.
    Shane BApril 15, 2016
    Not the biggest fan of their beers but an amazing pub to visit.
  • Billy S.
    Billy SayersApril 7, 2016
    Amazing pub with nice cheap cask beers.
  • Sam M.
    Sam MMarch 12, 2016
    Massive, really old and ornate Sam Smith's pub. Lots of wood, tremendous atmosphere. Well worth a visit.
  • Zsolt F.
    Zsolt FejerFebruary 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Very stylish old pud. Must see in the city.
  • Jordi L.
    Jordi LlobetDecember 11, 2015
    Huge place and very nice as well. Perfect for a beer after work. Go early because gets packed at 18.00ish. Comfortable seats & craft beer.
  • Andy F.
    Andy FurbyNovember 30, 2015
    Sam smiths beer, if you like it... But a good bit of history, old fashioned pub
  • Michael H.
    Michael HoldsworthNovember 8, 2015
    Lovely old pub, beautiful architecture. Can get very warm, but the air conditioning is great when it kicks in. Cask ale is decent and cheap. Cider is lovely but expensive.
  • Sam J.
    Sam J.October 22, 2015
    Beautiful historic building, but the staff is not particularly friendly. It's always packed, and it's hard to find a place to sit (check the bar downstairs!)
  • Sultan 0.
    Sultan 0406July 31, 2015
    Great Pub. My favourite in London.
  • Tom E.
    Tom EdmundsMay 10, 2015
    Unique interior and good cheap beer
  • Jason H.
    Jason HirstApril 18, 2015
    Wow!!!!! What a great place!! Lots of great ales, do try the chocolate stout, pretty busy but great atmosphere. Good looked fantastic!
  • Marco S.
    Marco SousaApril 9, 2015
    Old style english pub. Sam smith lager and ales. Worth the visit.
  • Paulo G.
    Paulo GomesMarch 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheap booze, great atmosphere and busy Fridays. You won't regret!
  • Antoine L.
    Antoine LefebvreJanuary 21, 2015
    Excellent wheat beer
  • Rochelle d.
    Rochelle de OliveiraJanuary 11, 2015
    Good long space inside with little wooden side booths to sit in
  • Robert L.
    Robert LloydSeptember 15, 2014
    Sweet, this places serves an actual pie rather than those glorified casserole with patty hat like some places serve
  • Lauren
    LaurenAugust 28, 2014
    Such a different little pub. Very cosy, ornate and olde world surroundings. Great beer too!
  • Alex M.
    Alex MetzFebruary 23, 2014
    Mathilde Grmln
  • Liera Z.
    Liera ZaitsevaJanuary 27, 2014
    Looks amazing inside, but.. weird staff, and a couple of dodgy tasting pints.
  • Paul W.
    Paul WrightDecember 29, 2013
    Huge old barn of a place. Probably very old, but the Victorian mock-gothic is fantastic. Sam Smith' can be great, can be dodgy
  • Marco T.
    Marco TomasoniOctober 26, 2013
    Great burger and beer
  • Genna M.
    Genna MartinAugust 31, 2013
    Amazing interior. Do visit.
  • Laura K.
    Laura KnightAugust 6, 2013
    Absolutely gorgeous interior, you would never know it for outside. Sam Smiths are always great for drinks. Try the apricot beer.
  • Roman G.
    Roman GaponenkoMay 16, 2013
    It is York not Pork.
  • Andy T.
    Andy ThorntonDecember 18, 2012
    Medievals the word. Grab a private 'confession' booth for those plotting a revolution.
  • James G.
    James GoddinNovember 8, 2012
    The triangular fireplace here is great when the weather is cold (the flue goes down instead of up) and the snugs are great for a chat.
  • Burt K.
    Burt KapurOctober 30, 2012
    This reminds me so much of home in York.... Sam Smiths pub..... Fantastic
  • Olivia V.
    Olivia VindenAugust 29, 2012
    Grab a pint and pretend you're Harry Potter drinking Butter Beer in Diagon Alley
  • Javier H.
    Javier HernandezJuly 6, 2012
    Bar is absolutely stunning. A massive old pub, looks like a church
  • Simba C.
    Simba ClausonMay 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Smiths to visit just after lunch time. It's like having a medieval banquet hall to yourself.
  • Anna B.
    Anna BMarch 5, 2012
    Very good selection of ales and beer at reasonable prices. Beautiful interior as well. I always get extra stout there.
  • Sara K.
    Sara KellyJanuary 21, 2012
    Great pub with great beer selection but never eat here! Had the fish and chips and it was hands down the worst I've ever had. And I'm not fussy!
  • Barbara C.
    Barbara CrowtherJuly 28, 2011
    There's been a pub here since 1430 and the current half timbered pub is Grade II listed with cute booths like confessionals! Fantastic Sam Smiths beers, decent pubgrub menus. Check out the cellar bar
  • Liam P.
    Liam ProvenJuly 11, 2011
    Architecturally-interesting Sam Smiths pub on Holborn. Read more
  • Steve K.
    Steve KarmeinskyJuly 4, 2011
    Really cheap beer, Sam Smith £2.11 a pint Read more
  • Karina R.
    Karina RizziolliJune 28, 2011
    Friendly staff, don't forget to check downstairs for a magical place. Nachos are just amazing! ; ) My favourite one.
  • Lucas P.
    Lucas PicoliFebruary 1, 2011
    Awesome place. Nice bitter beer and good cider.
  • ⚡️ Shaun T.
    ⚡️ Shaun TollertonDecember 14, 2010
    Great cavernous area downstairs.
  • James M.
    James MayesNovember 24, 2010
    steak n ale pie, chips and a pint for less than a tenner. happy!
  • Kerem E.
    Kerem ESeptember 10, 2010
    Oldest place around here, must see if u're..
  • Will R.
    Will RyanSeptember 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Sam smiths pub (nice and cheap). Great atmosphere, horrid underground dungeon/medieval/canteen-like restaurant. Quiet on weekends, busy at 6 with city folk.
  • Fiona E.
    Fiona EastmondAugust 18, 2010
    Another beautiful Sam Smiths pub. Get there early to get a booth. real fires in winter. mmmm
  • Gary C.
    Gary ChesterAugust 5, 2010
    On CAMRA's National Inventory of outstanding pub interiors
  • Gari W.
    Gari WellinghamMay 29, 2010
    Absolutely love the back bar - it's breathtaking when you come around the corner and it all sweeps out in front of you - now my favourite pub in London!
  • Robert C.
    Robert CharnockMarch 16, 2010
    Great pub. Check out the downstairs for big groups.
  • John H.
    John HawkinsOctober 22, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    The back bar here is beautiful, like a medieval banqueting hall.
  • Channa-Omilos A.
    Channa-Omilos AtallaDecember 18, 2014
    Ωραίο φαγητό και μαπο μούρα όσο θέλεις κ ότι θέλεις !!
  • Maya A.
    Maya AndrushchenkoJanuary 13, 2013
    С субботу-это самый русский паб во всем Лондоне)
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