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Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service

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City of London
0.3 miles from Museum of London
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Reviewed 24 September 2021

The Beef burger was amazing, very haste , fresh ingredients and greatest cold beer, the bartender is always friendly with all and the manager awesome .I recommend to all and I will be back soon .

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 30 July 2021

I went there for a occasional drink , pub well kept, clean, spotless, staff friendly and professional, pub was busy and atmosphere was great

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 June 2021

Been going to this pub since the 80's so it was great to see it open when I went past with my son the other evening. Nothing has changed much inside and it was great to reminisce and bore my son. Shame about the grumpy...bloke behind the bar with the nail through his ear. Ho Ho things move on.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 22 May 2021 via mobile

This pub is situated in the heart of the City Of London and has a superb traditional atmosphere worthy of excellence. The staff are extremely friendly, excellent service amazing service and absolutely top glass food. It is one of the most best known pubs in...the city and is definitely worth a visit. When visiting I found the place relaxed, chilled and easy going which is exactly what you want to make it a comfortable place to be. I cannot fault this place. Great for family, friends tourist's and work colleagues and not far from Moorgate or Bank and all the sites of the City.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 22 May 2021

Great little boozer located on an alley not far from Moorgate. Table service is very quick. food is better quality than the average pub grub with generous portions. Reasonable range of beers and ideal for a quickpint or three after work.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 October 2020

Great pub in the a great location in the City. Lovely area inside with lots of room and more room upstairs! The staff and manager were very friendly and served us promptly (especially given it was table service at the moment!). Great ambience, perfect for...all occasions, work or social.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 10 February 2020 via mobile

A perfect venue for a traditional business lunch. The key was to arrive early at noon before the rush and noise. We had lunch in the bar area -a couple of fresh good sized British sarneys served with perfectly cooked fat chips. The bar service...was friendly. I will be back.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 21 November 2019

It's a bit of a hidden gem, in a little alleyway, between Guidhall and Coleman Street. As a "Man of Kent", I obviousyly love all the Shepherd Neame brews and they had them all including a Spitfire limited batch. Service was very good and the...Pub was just awesome. The building dates to the 17th Century. Next time I'll try the food. A great "City" pub.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 19 November 2019

We went for a drink 18/11/19. Arrived just after 17.00 to find the only real beer on was Whitstable Bay IPA, staggeringly the management of this pub had allowed it to run out of Spitfire/Bishops Finger/etc. A friend had a pint of Guinness, that was...his one and only, it was disgusting. They then managed to also run out of Whitstable Bay IPA, leaving only Bear Island on. Truly badly managed. The manager/owners (Shepherd Neame?) should be totally ashamed.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 16 November 2019

We arrived at the pub and was instantly welcomed by the lady with the purple hair (I forgot her full name) but was shortened to dani I believe. We travelled from Vancouver for a friends met up and decided to try a traditional English pub...with a great history. And we wasn’t disappointed the steak and ale pie was incredible not something we’re accustomed to in Vancouver but really enjoyed it. I order drinks at the bar assuming that it’s the same set up in Canada with full table service in the bar, but it’s not but dani instantly told us to remain at our seats and she would come over in a couple of minutes and take the food order, and bring the drinks she did and we all had a chat and I was taken aback how easy to talk to and friendly she was it’s very rare in London to find bartenders that will take the extra time to recommend, food ,drinks and places to visit in the city and also not be rushed to remain on the bar because they’re busy, we will definitely come again in two months to visit dani she was exactly what we needed thanks dani see you in a few monthsMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Old Doctor Butler's Head is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5