The Old Doctor Butler's Head, Moorgate
The Old Doctor Butler's Head, Moorgate
The Old Doctor Butler's Head, Moorgate

Welcome to The Old Doctor Butler's Head

Drink and dine in the historic surroundings of one of Moorgate’s oldest pubs.

  • The Old Doctor Butler's Head Moorgate Food in the Bar


    We offer a delicious selection of pub favourites with a modern twist.

  • The Old Doctor Butler's Head Moorgate Food in the Function Room 2


    We have a spacious function room available for hire 7 days a week.


One of the best places to eat in Moorgate, The Old Doctor Butler’s Head is one 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.

In the bar

Enjoy a relaxed dining experience in the bar and choose from gourmet sandwiches, classic curries, traditional cod and chips and more. Take a look at our menu, or get a flavour of things from these sample dishes:

Kiln Roasted Salmon & Rocket sandwich Served on white or granary thick sliced bread with pickled cucumber caper & gherkin mayonnaise
Asian Style Vegetable Burger (v) coated in black onion, cumin & sesame seeds and served in a toasted bun with smoky tomato & onion relish, lettuce, tomato & gherkin with house coleslaw & chips 
Traditional Cod & Chips hand battered in our own Shepherd Neame ale batter with chips & creamed peas

In the restaurant

Perfect for an elegant evening meal, our stylish 40-cover restaurant serves a mouthwatering menu of delicious starters, main courses and desserts. Some of our signature dishes include:

Rosemary, Balsamic & Chilli Glazed Lamb Cutlets served with sweet potato and butternut mash, seasonal greens and chantenay carrots
Grilled Salmon Fillet served with caper beurre blanc, new potatoes, chantenay carrots and broccoli
Grilled Cauliflower Sausages (v) served with braised green lentils, roasted sweet potato and butternut squash 

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

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.

There’s a great selection of world wines and international lagers here too, to be enjoyed either in our traditional bar, restaurant or outside in the alley - where authentic beer barrels lend olde worlde charm to our alfresco area.

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

There’s also the chance to make your own entertainment. 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…

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