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The Old Bank of England

) #1,337 of 18,190 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ , British,
194 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2LT, England
+44 20 7430 2255
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (100 reviews)
“lamb pie” (4 reviews)
“pastry” (11 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
194 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2LT, England
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1 - 10 of 307 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice old venue with different beers and pies but they do not have a Gluten Free menu and staff could not confirm chips etc are not fried in the same oil as gluten contain products.

Thank PipGFPam
Reviewed 3 days ago

A warm welcoming bustling public house in the historic Aldwych area right next to LSE and Royal Courts of Justice. Visited with a bunch of classmates from LSE after a long week and the drinks, chat and finger food were good. Probably biased about the...More

Thank Unrudimental
Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is great, so classy and elegant, wonderful place to have a relaxing drink, we did not eat there, the interior decor is great and the bartenders are super, we sampled just about all the beers before selecting one, the server was friendly and...More

Thank latitude44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and myself were celebrating our wedding anniversary and popped into this pub on our travels. Very quite for a Sunday lunch time. Nice friendly staff. Beautiful building.

Thank Dencroft
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Bank of England pub is one of our favorite pubs in London. The interior is beautiful, the beer selection is fantastic, and the staff is kind and friendly. My wife and I always make an effort to visit this pub when we're in...More

Thank Ukaus123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had our works Christmas party here, and were told we would have an area cordoned off, but this turned out to be the balcony, which was a bit cramped for 20 odd. The place was also so crowded and noisy downstairs you couldn't hear anything....More

Thank Lynda W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reduced range of real ales due to "under ordering'....also reduced range of pies on the menu...the ones I did settle for ordering were a bit on the stingy side size wise...especially with only a few chips and a spoonful of veg to accompany the smallish...More

Thank Lynmoore
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This landmark building of the same name was a bank once upon a time . The beauty of the building was my reason to go there . The priest place is a pub - good beer with chips . The prices are high and the...More

Thank kamakshi2015
oldbankofengland, General Manager at The Old Bank of England, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello kamakshi2015, Many thanks for leaving a fantastic review, we hope to welcome you to the Old Bank of England soon, Kind regards Sarah

Reviewed 2 June 2017

My wife and I went to this pub for a pre-theatre meal – we walked into the City rather than the West End for a change. Arriving a little after six in the evening the place was still busier than I expected for a Friday....More

Thank Peter Z
oldbankofengland, General Manager at The Old Bank of England, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

What a fantastic review, thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you all again soon, Kind regards Sarah

Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Food average. Ordered bread starter, very small didn't think they could be serous. Lasagne really running. Breakfast bun basic hard bread and no garnish with anything. Portions basic and small. Very disappointing. Sharing platter for very small people. Nothing special. Won't go back

Thank Bjb9554
oldbankofengland, General Manager at The Old Bank of England, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

Thank you for the review, however, I am unsure you have the right venue. We do not serve lasagne or breakfast. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, Sarah

Nearby
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
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighbourhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7430 2255
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Description
Residing in the former Law Courts branch of the Bank of England, this beautifully renovated pub invites you to enjoy a pie and pint in stunning surroundings. With its opulent interior, The Old Bank of England is one of the finest pubs in Central London.
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