|Venue : 202 Bishopsgate, City of London. EC2M 4NR|
|Reviewed : February 2011||Telephone :02072835888|
Brewery : Youngs
|Pub Website : www.dirtydicks.co.uk|
|Facilities : Fruit Machines|
A vintage Youngs pub in the City of London on Bishopsgate opposite Liverpool Street Station. The pub takes it's name from Nathaniel Bentley who ran Dirty Warehouse in Leadenhall Street, taking over the business in 1761 from his father, also called Nathaniel Bentley. Although very well educated young Nathaniel saw no need in keeping himself or surroundings clean, he was happy to use the name "Dirty Dick" to refer to himself.
The pub is split over three levels, the ground floor and upper floors have bars, all three are lovely examples of a traditional London Pub, which is unusual for the City. The beer is excellently kept and being a Youngs, of equally excellent taste.
Nathaniel Bentley senior donated a bell to his local Parish Church, St. Katharine Cree, Leadenhall Street, the inscription reads "THE GIFT OF NATHANIEL BENTLEY OF THIS PARISH 1754" and there is currently a project underway to restore these bells which have not rung since 1880.