Do you think all English pubs are standardized and alike? Well think again, try this pub and you will understand that it is not! It is hidden behind an old façade. You enter a long hall, where the one bar is on the left, but you can continue and you enter “the Cathedral” – one of the most remarkable and fantastic rooms in a pub, I have seen. The interior is fantastic. I think this must be one of a kind in England.
The reason I call it a Cathedral is that it reminds me of the main room of a Cathedral. It is high to the beautiful ceiling, the alter (bar) is a place a little to the side. It is long and in old wonderful wood. On the opposite side, there are exclusive booths with leather chairs. High up on the end walls, there are some small rooms, I wonder if this is where the rich enjoyed their drink and looked down on the peasants?
The bar on the left, is paneled ad cozy. There is also a cellar bar, bug we did not go down there.
There has been pubs here since the 15th century, and the bare was remodeled in the 1920ies
This is the pride of Sam Smith, and with a good reason. This is a pub you must see, and it is always packed. Cittie of Yorke lies in Holborn
“How about a beer, Norm?”
“That’s that amber sudsy stuff, right? I’ve heard good things about it!”