The City Retreat, Fleet Street
Old style Young's boozer set in the corner of a truly monstrous concrete slab of an office building. Once inside you'll soon forget about that. Clientele seem to be the cast of The Office. Beer is naturally good (Young's don't allow tardy cellar keeping as a rule), food is cheap pub fair - but served really fast. Staff are really friendly and jolly. Overall, quite a good little bolt-hole the sort of place the tourists ignore.
74 Shoe Lane, Fleet Street, London, EC4A 3BQ
020 7353 7904
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