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Requested be closed with reason - For sale: Closed with the lease/freehold on the market according to WhatPub.

Grand Union Chancery Lane, Chancery Lane, WC2

Rolls Passage
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Grand Union Chancery Lane

If you like upmarket watering holes, the Library Bar is a compact - if very well appointed - place with comfortable furniture and tasteful wood-panelled decor. Also has a larger basement bar - not in use when I popped in, late one afternoon - and a few wooden benches beside the Rolls Passage entrance (with another door off Cursitor Street). Building works going on when I visited so menu withdrawn for a few weeks. Not much cop on the beer front, though, with just Heineken, Amstel, Krušovice (£5.20), Guinness and Symonds cider on the solitary keg fount.

On 5th March 2017 - rating: 5
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Real Ale Ray left this review about

The Grand Union is accessible from Curistor St or Rolls Passage. We visited from the Rolls passage entrance, where we encountered a small canopy covered terrace with some low tables and seating. Once through the doors the bar faces you on the left hand side. The walls were wallpapered with a colourful floral pattern. The lighting was low and the tables along the windows were on candle power. There were two hand pumps serving up a Deuchers IPA and a Grand Union Ale also from Deuchers. A few people dining on our visit.

On 6th January 2014 - rating: 6
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Old Blue left this review about The Blue Anchor

A sign outside says the Blue Anchor was established in 1749 on the corner of Chancery Lane and moved here when the area was redeveloped. Its current setup is slightly unusual, and I thought looked pretty grim from the outside but felt very comfortable once inside. One entrance from Rolls Passage is to the ground floor bar, a smallish affair bounded by wood panels, bookshelves, etc, with about seven tables of various sizes, the larger ones being ‘reserved for groups of four or more’, and a couple more tables outside. Or you can go downstairs to the slightly larger cellar bar, to which the other entrance from Cursitor Street also leads.

Levels of custom seem to vary though I’ve found it has a consistently friendly feel to it, with welcoming and efficient service. The ale range is unexciting, being a choice of Pride or GK IPA from the two upstairs pumps, and I think Bombardier is also available in the cellar bar. A decent enough pint of Pride at £3.50. The menu offers mains at around £8-10. There were three people eating when I was last there, one of whom left a barely touched and not very appetising looking plate, but the other two seemed quite happy.

Despite several contrary indications I quite like to drop into this place for a pint or two, finding it a more relaxing experience than most others locally.

On 22nd October 2011 - rating: 6
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Latest updates View all updates for Grand Union Chancery Lane, WC2
30th Mar 2018, 15:12
Request to mark pub as closed by Rex Rattus approved
30th Mar 2018, 15:05
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Rex Rattus, with included notes: For sale: Closed with the lease/freehold on the market according to WhatPub.

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 October 2011 by Moby Duck
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 October 2011 by Moby Duck
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