Monday, October 29, 2012

F7. This is a London pub that dates from the 1530s (it was rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1666). It was a favourite of many writers, from Oliver Goldsmith and Tennyson to Arthur Conan Doyle and G.K. Chesterton. Charles Dickens even mentioned the pub by name in 'A Tale of Two Cities'. It takes its name from the type of cheese shown in the picture below. It is one of England's oldest known cheeses, available in white, red and blue varieties, the white being the commonest. Name the cheese.

A. Cheshire cheese. 

The pub is called Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, and is considered to be the prototype for the name of all the 'Ye Olde...' establishments in Britain and since then in other parts of the world.


  1. cheshire cheese

  2. Mithu ::

    Stilton (???)

  3. Ye old Cheshire Cheese, been in it as Fleet Street was only a hundred meters or so from where. I worked for 20 years+