THE CITTIE OF YORKE



ALPINE RATING: 9 OUT OF 10



22 HIGH HOLBORN, LONDON, WC1V 6BS.
CHANCERY LANE TUBE.


WOW. BEFORE I GO ANY FURTHER I JUST WANT TO SAY "WOW".. THIS IS A PUB OF PURE BEAUTY. IT IS PRETTY MUCH IS THE BEST, I MEAN BEST PUB I HAVE EVER BEEN TOO. NOT JUST IN TERMS OF AN UNCLE SAMS JOINT, BUT OUT OF ANY PUB I HAVE EVER HAD THE FORTUNE FREQUENT.





IT WILL THROW YOU AT FIRST. IT LOOKS LIKE PUNY AND UNINVITING. IT LOOKS LIKE A BANK FROM A LONG FORGOTTON EREA. THE BANK OF LOSERS. IT'S FRONT IS JUST PLAIN ODD. A HUGE GOLD MEDALLION HANGS FROM THE BUILDING PRETENDING TO BE SOME SORT OF IMPRESSIVE PUB SIGN. IT HAS A BIG OLD CLOCK JUST ABOVE THE SIGN THAT SEEMS TO TICK LAZILY ALONG, RESENTFULL OF HAVING SUCH A LABORIOUS TASK TO UNDERTAKE..






BUT ONCE YOU OPEN THE DOOR IT'S A DIFFERENT STORY COMPLETELY....



YOU WALK DOWN A LONG HALL WITH STRANGE VICTORIAN LIGHTS LINING THE WALLS. IT'S DARK AND WOULD BE IDEAL IF YOU WERE MAKING A FILM ABOUT THE OCCULT IN THE 1800'S..
THEN YOU WALK INTO THE MAIN BAR AND MY GOSH... IT TAKES A MINUTE TO ADJUST. BREATH TAKING BEAUTY. THIS PUB IS STEEPED DEEP IN HISTORY AND DISPLAYS IT ALL IN ITS HEAVENLY GLORY. 
IT HAS HUGE VATS, I MEAN HUGE! GOING AROUND A LEDGE THAT CIRCLES THE BAR. BIG LIGHTS IN BIG GLASS BULBS SHOOT DOWN FROM THE CEILING ON METAL STALKS (I ASSUME GAS LAMPS ARE PROHIBITED BY HEATH AND SAFETY OR THEY WOULD HAVE THOSE FOR CERTAIN)
BEFORE IT WAS A PUB IT WAS A SOME SORT OF LEGAL FIRM AND IT HAS KEPT THE CONSULTATION BOOTHS IT ORIGINALLY USED. YOU NOW PLONK YOURSELF DOWN TO A TABLE WITH 4 CHAIRS. THE BOOTHS ARE PERFECT FOR PRIVACY AND LOOKING OUT AT THE REST OF THE PUBS GORGEOUS SIGHTS.
IT ALSO HAS SOME SORT OF VICTORIAN METAL FIRE PLACE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FLOOR...
IT HAS A SOME STAINED GLASS ALSO!
IT WOULD BE INTERESTING IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK. I'M SURE MUCH HAS HAPPENED OVER THE MANY YEARS IN THIS CREEPY ALE HOUSE. I'M SURE THERE MUST BE A SKELETON OR 5 BURIED UNDER THE ANCIENT FLOORBOARDS.


THE SERVICE IS FRIENDLY AND FAST. I CAN HONESTLY SAY I CANNOT WAIT TO RETURN TO THIS PLACE. IF YOUR A SAM SMITH FAN, YOU REALLY HAVE TO GO. 
THIS IS TRULY THE JEWELL IN THE CROWN.

GO TO THIS PUB!




1 comment:

  1. A pub or inn has stood on this ground for centuries; the current pub is a nineteen-twenties re-build. It has never been a lawyer's office.
    See the CAMRA Heritage Pubs website for more details.

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