The Old Bank of England Pub

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The Old Bank of England Pub

The Old Bank of England Pub
4.5
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
About
The Old Bank of England is now managed by McMullen & Sons Hertfordshire Brewers One of the most stunning pub interiors in the city of London now with a new lease of life, paired with honest pub grub and fantastic, Hertfordshire brewed beers. Welcome to the Old Bank of England! Our pub resides in the old Law Court’s branch of the previous Bank of England which operated from 1888 to 1975, although you may not be able to get a loan with us you are bound to receive attentive service, and a unique experience in the country’s capital. The location is also famously directly between Sweeney Todd's barber shop and Mrs Lovett's pie shop! Our vintage Routemaster Bus is available for private hire, a truly unique experience in the heart of Fleet Street.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Address
Neighborhood: Holborn
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit practically any taste or budget. With major attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.
How to get there
  • Temple • 5 min walk
  • Chancery Lane • 7 min walk
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kim B
Burton upon Trent, UK209 contributions
Impressive building.
Sep 2021
Starting with the building, it is amazing inside, first impression would make you think it would be expensive it wasn't. We hadn't pre booked that was no problem, staff were friendly and the lady that seated us took our order at the table, typical pub grub menu very reasonably priced, our food arrived quickly was piping hot and tasty. Would definitely go back.
Written October 22, 2021
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William L
1 contribution
Far better than expected
Sep 2021
This was our first visit to The Old Bank of England in fact, it was our first visit to a McMullens restaurant but will not be the last. We booked a table for seven and on arrival were met by a very efficient waitress who showed us to our table. The restaurant is beautiful with the added benifit of seating outside in the courtyard.
The service was impecable and the food delicious. The steak and ale pie was fantastic. Everybody within our group were surprised at the quantity and quality of our meal. A special thank you for our excellent waitress.
Written September 30, 2021
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karenfanti
Coventry, UK167 contributions
Lovely Bar
Aug 2021
Absolutely beautiful place to have a few drinks in. We sat on the balcony looking down onto the bar area. Great choice of drinks. Menu could have been more exciting but we found it rather limited. Will definitely be back next time in London.
Written August 28, 2021
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Charlie
London, UK75 contributions
Best pie ever
Mar 2020 • Couples
Best pies i have ever had! Beautiful decor. Lovely staff. Creepy photos! Loved it and loved the food and drinks. Wish the drinks were cheaper tho!
Written May 3, 2020
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Bengt O
2 contributions
A pub with beautiful interiors and fascinating history
Jan 2020
Large pub with food and drinks (beers) in copious amounts. Check out the clock on the wall showing the time of the last transaction made in the bank of england. By the way, the pub is where Sweeney Todd "shaved", if you know the story. As always, lot of people after work. I prefer to come earlier :-)
Written March 6, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! Glad you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you again soon, The OBE Team
Written March 9, 2020
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A.brady
1 contribution
Historic pub
Jan 2020 • Friends
Great atmosphere. Super pie (even for vegetarian - I had the mushroom ). Friendly staff. Would totally visit again.
Written January 18, 2020
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Thank you for your lovely words! We look forward to welcoming here again, The OBE Team
Written February 28, 2020
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Jamie R
1 contribution
Brilliant
Jan 2020 • Friends
Visited the pub for the first time. Was an awesome place. Staff were friendly and very efficient. Would highly recommend for anyone that wants a good atmosphere and pleasant and happy staff.
Written January 14, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to write this very nice review! Glad you had a nice experience with us and hope to see you again soon, The OBE Team
Written February 28, 2020
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ALAWA
Brighton, UK36 contributions
Beautiful place
Nov 2019 • Friends
Beautiful place but the food is so so. Nothing is outstanding...went there at 5 pm and the place was already packed!
Written November 3, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We do get very busy in the evening but hope you'll visit us during a quieter time, The OBE Team
Written February 28, 2020
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Sarah W
Leeds, UK11 contributions
Historic pub crawler
Oct 2019
Fab building and story behind it but Rude rude staff. We visited 6 pubs in total and this one could have spoilt the day if we had allowed it. Having spent over £100 on one round we expected to be spoken to at least nicely and with a smile.
Written October 13, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to give us a feedback. I am deeply sorry that your experience with us was not good. These are definitely not the standards we aim to deliver. Please email us at oldbankofengland@mcmullens.co.uk to discuss this further. The OBE Team
Written October 17, 2019
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Jeff.G
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK6 contributions
good atmosphere
Aug 2019
Although,I have been in the pub several times in the not too distant past, when I lived in London and Essex I have not been recently. The pub had great atmosphere a very good selection of real ales and lagers, Have not eaten there so cannot comment on the food. Jeff
Written October 9, 2019
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Hi Jeff, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Looking forward to welcoming here at the Old Bank again soon! The OBE Team
Written October 9, 2019
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