Cittie of Yorke, Holborn

22 High Holborn
020 7242 7670

The Cittie of Yorke in Holborn is one of London’s most unusual pubs, rebuilt in 1923 in a medieval style which was a reaction against the grandeur and pomposity of late Victorian design.

It was influenced by the Arts & Crafts Movement and built to look like an Olde English baronial hall with stained oak beams, enclosed seating compartments and huge wine barrels high above the bar (photo 1). There is a smaller lounge bar at the front and a cellar bar which is a relic of the previous building on the site.

Outside the building is of Portland stone in a Neo-Tudor style with a large cubic clock above the entrance (photos 2 & 3).

It’s a Samuel Smith’s pub, serving their draught bitter and range of bottles. Meals are served lunchtimes and evenings, except on Sundays when the pub is closed.

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