Ye Olde Mitre

#AceHistoryNews – visited this many moons ago and had a real pint with me olde dad ,back when we visited London! #britainshistory


Ye Olde Mitre Pub LondonDid You Know? Queen Elizabeth I once danced the Maypole around this historic pub’s cherry tree with her Lord Chancellor.  HIdden down an alley in Hatton Garden, Ye Olde Mitre dates back to 1546 when the first pub on the site was built for the servants of the Palace of the Bishops of Ely. The Palace was the London residence of the bishops from Cambridgeshire from 1290 to 1772, and the current pub was built shortly after the Palace’s demolition. A stone mitre (bishop’s hat) from the old palace gatehouse is built into the pub’s front wall while a post carved from the original cherry tree that once marked the Palace boundary supports the pub’s bar. Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) is said to have once danced the Maypole around the original cherry tree with Sir Christopher Hatton (1540-1591). Sir Hatton, also known as the ‘Dancing Chancellor’, was Lord Chancellor of…

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