Quietpubs: Cittie of Yorke
Cittie of Yorke
22 High Holborn
Like entering a church for a quiet prayer, the Cittie of Yorke is a fine drinking emporium. Admittedly the plethora of surrounding legal establishments ensure a high number of suits, but despite this the pub remains convivial.
Lots of snugs are perfect for a rendez-vous with your 3rd mistress and the pints are cheap so you wont break the bank to get her merry.
Avoid the stout though!
Suggested by Andrew P on Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Certainly during the day, and sometimes in the evening this can be a quiet haven. I have however been in there and it has been rammed and very noisy. But... especially these days in London, this is as good bet as anywhere else. The snugs help a lot.
I'd also note this is a Sam Smith's pub, and in general, these are much quieter and more traditional than your average pub. No muzak, no gambling games. Pints used to be cheap in SS's, but I've noticed them normailising with much of London prices recently. Tend not to give you a full pint either, so don't be afraid to ask for a top up.
Comment from Stephen on Monday, January 28, 2013
Re above comment, the reason Smiths pubs tend to be quiet is because their beer is 'not so good' (it's not real ale). However, you mention this pub gets 'rammed and noisy but this is London after all'. But the whole point of this site (unless it suddenly wants to change its raisin d'être) is to point out quiet pubs, and that includes the yakking of the masses.
Comment from Me again on Monday, July 29, 2013
Hey Me again,
If you are looking for quiet in the sense of whispering and no atmosphere then I suggest Surbiton or Slough.
We dislike pubs with TVs, fruit-machines and loud music. Talking and general hubbub is pretty OK.
Comment from Andrew P on Tuesday, July 30, 2013