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Drink & dine in one of Moorgate’s oldest pubs

Named after the court physician to King James I, a trip to The Old Doctor Butler’s Head makes anybody feel tip-top - with warm hospitality, rich history, and fabulous fare.

We’ve been serving the Moorgate masses for more than four centuries, and visitors still flock here for our famously-good cask ales and delicious restaurant-standard food.

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Traditional pub classics

One of the best places to eat in Moorgate, The Old Doctor Butler’s Head is a pub that takes great pride in its food.

We offer both traditional pub classics in the bar and innovative, elegant cuisine in our restaurant — with a talented and creative kitchen team using seasonal and superbly-sourced ingredients across both menus.

Our excellent reputation among local foodies means we do get very busy here, so book your table today to avoid disappointment.

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Something for everyone

As well as cask ales, there’s a great selection of world wines and international lagers in our City of London pub, too. Sip and unwind in our traditional bar, restaurant, or outside in the bustling alley - where authentic beer barrels lend olde worlde charm to our alfresco area.

With the pub being located near Guildhall, this is a popular spot for city workers, but it’s a favourite haunt of sports fans too. We have BT Sport and a number of screens showing football and more, making this the perfect place to catch the big midweek games.

Host your own event

There’s also the chance to make your own entertainment here in our historic London pub. If you’ve something to celebrate or just fancy a party in the heart of the city, our fabulous function spaces are just what the Doctor ordered - and you can even hire the whole pub on weekends, when it’s closed to the public.