Old Bank of England, Fleet Street
Current user rating: 6.6/10 (rated by 113 users)
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5 most recent reviews of 85 shown -Nice Pub/Decor, attentive staff.
However atmosphere was ruined by a group of 'next generation injury lawyers for you' who seemed to have mistook the pub for Library. In their self importantness demanded absolute quietness from everyone else !Called in here twice in the early evening whilst on holiday. The building has been converted by Fullers into an attractive drinking environment. The mainly female staff were efficient and courteous, the Fullers ESB was in fine fettle on both visits, the price however seems expensive at £4+ a pint. I'm sure I was only paying £3.80 pint in Fullers pubs last February? On the one evening, a loud mouthed, middled aged slob, slightly ruined the atmosphere by continually using the "F" word loudly, you could hear him halfway across the room. I would have thought a supervisor should have had a quiet word in in ear! Never mind, will call in again when next in the area, let's hope the slob isn't there again!
I'm with JdeP on this one. Used to drink here a lot. The interior is still amazing.
But it is pricy even for the area, and I'm also not sure either that the beer quality is what it once was.
Resting on it's laurels somewhat IMHO.This used to be a favourite; I went last week for the first time in several years.
The interior is of course still as impressive as ever. The main change was that it was 2/3 empty when I arrived at 5.45/6pm, and as it filled up it seem to be mainly tourists rather than lawyers and city suits.
A pint of ESB and a bottle of Sol came to £7.85, and the ESB tasted badly-kept (usually I love the stuff). Far too expensive for poor quality.One of the better Fullers pubs in london with a good selection of ales including the seasonal. First pint of red fox this season and was on top form. Food also very good. As with most fuller's pubs it is expensive (food and beer) but well worth an occasional visit.