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Golden Fleece, Mansion House, EC4

8 Queen Street

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Metropolitan Pub Co (Greene King)

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Graham Coombs left this review about Golden Fleece

A relatively quiet pub with a central island bar. One side has high tables and stools, while behind is a tabled dining area. A half-separated room is at the back while downstairs is a cellar, which doesn't seem to be open much but is available for hire. Draught beers seem to feature IPA and Tribute with changing, mainly London, guests. Food still reasonable.

On 30th January 2019 - rating: 7
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Steve of N21 left this review about Golden Fleece

A return late lunchtime visit to this one when finding myself with a morning appointment in the close by Old Jewry and primarily due to being attracted by an external chalkboard advertising a “refreshing” pint of a 3.7% abv Twickenham Sundancer, and in fairness it was. There are now two banks of five pumps on two sides of the island bar and along with the Sundancer there was GK IPA and a house badged beer called Fleece’d, which I took to be another one from the GK label. But then these were complemented by Sambrook’s Pumphouse Pale Ale and Southwark London Pale Ale. I also chose to eat here, primarily because we managed to get the comfy seats in the small room at the rear of the pub, and the food menu remains very reasonable considering the area.
All in all a very good experience so happy to up my rating slightly on this one.

On 15th August 2017 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Golden Fleece

Busy but efficient Metropolitan (Greene King) pub, with enough staff manning the island bar to ensure that you get served pretty quickly. Well kept beers, with five real ales available from a total of handpumps on this visit: the 'house' Fleece'd, Greene King IPA and London Glory, Wandle and LBF Chelsea Blonde (£4.10). A reasonably relaxed atmosphere too, without the loud music and shouty-types that are a feature of most City establishments.

On 21st February 2016 - rating: 7
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Steve C left this review about Golden Fleece

This is a large pub for the area and there were eight real ales available during my visit just before Christmas. Being a Greene King pub these were offerings from Morlands, Greene King and Hardys and Hansons. There is also a range of standard draught products and I though that the Guinness was on good form and served politely by the barmaid. Food is available in the form of traditional pub fayre and the mains come in at around the £8 mark which is reasonable for the area.

The main area of the pub is made up of an island bar with small room at the rear that was closed for a private function during my visit. The good sized basement bar was also closed during my visit, but I did have a quick look on my way down to the toilet and it seemed comfortable enough. There are a couple of plasma screens in the upstairs bar area that were showing muted Sky News and there was some background music playing at a low volume.

I thought that this place was nice enough with a good atmosphere and I would have no problem returning.

On 3rd January 2011 - rating: 7
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Steve of N21 left this review about Golden Fleece

This is a good City drinking pub. It is a GK pub, but does have most of the range and usually a guest.
The ground floor bar area is dominated by the central circular serving area and there's not a great deal of room for sitting or standing around this.
But there is a larger downstairs seating area with quite a few tables. Although on my early evening visit this was empty as most people were taking advantage of the fact that there is a large outside pavement area to utilise and were outside in the decent weather for an outside pint.
Seven real ale hand pumps are dotted around the central bar, which on my visit included IPA, Abbot, Ruddles, Old Speckled Hen and Everards Tiger as the guest.

On 2nd August 2009 - rating: 6
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