Built in 1546 for the servants of the Bishops of Ely, The Ye Olde Mitre is famous for having a cherry tree, (now supporting the front) that Queen Elizabeth once danced around with Sir Christopher Hatton. The pub was actually a part of Cambridge (Ely being in Cambridge) and the licencees used to have to go there for their licence. Set in a part of London steeped in history, it's near where William Wallace was hung, drawn and quartered at Smithfield, along with martyrs and traitors who were also killed nearby.
We are in the Good Beer Guide 2004 - 2019
Good Pub Guide 1982 - 2018
Voted by the society SPBW, London pub of the year 2013 and 2019,
Included in Camra’s National inventory of Historic Heritage