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The Banker, Cannon Street, EC4

Cousin Lane
Phone: 02072835206
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Steve C left this review about The Banker

The Banker is a Fullers pub located on the northside of the Thames down an alleyway off Upper Thames Street. There is some seating outside the front door with views across the river and there are steps up to the entrance. The arched high-ceilinged interior houses a main bar area with counter on the back wall that faces some high tables. To the left are a couple of booths and to the right steps lead up to two long and narrow arched vault seating areas with windows that look onto the river under the railway bridge. Above the bar is a second seating area and advertised games room. This area was closed for a private function during my recent Wednesday afternoon visit. The television was switched off and I didn’t see any live sport advertisements. However, there was some background music playing.
Available from the polite staff was a range of premium keg products and the bar supports two banks of four hand pumps. These were drawing Knight of the Garter, Pride, Oliver’s Island and Passionaide. Food is available, with rotisserie chicken being the pubs speciality. I’m a big fan of Fullers Pubs, but this wasn’t my favourite because I struggled to get comfortable, even though there were hardly any other customers.

On 27th September 2019 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Banker

Fuller's pub located in an unusual position under the Thames end of Cannon Street station. Small riverside balcony with fine views. The bar itself is quite a tall, dark place, but if not heading back outside then try to get one of the tables in the enclosed front terrace joining the two higher seating areas under the vaulting brickwork (with its curious views of the underside of the railway bridge). On this visit, I found Pride, ESB and Oliver's Island plus the seasonal Red Fox and Firecracker available from a total of seven handpumps. Overall, worth seeking out but definitely avoid the busy post-work period as it can get very crowded and I've seen a few noxious displays over the years from some stereotypical City boys that one would expect to find in a pub with this name.

On 28th November 2015 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Banker

The highlight of this Fuller's house is the outside terraces which give a great view of the tidal Thames as it sweeps under Cannon Street bridge.The interior is quite dark with wood panelling and a modest sized L shaped bar with two banks of handpumps serving a standard range of Fullers ales ,namely London Pride,Discovery,Seafarers and ESB on my trip.Sadly none of the excellent seasonal ales from Fullers were available.
This pub is very popular with a younger after work crowd on a Friday evening,the interior was heaving at 9pm and clearly this is also a destination pub on the waterfront.Possibly better visited at a quieter time,although worth a look given the location.

On 1st September 2013 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Roger Button
London Cannon Street, 0.09 miles, 1 min walk (show)
London Bridge, 0.69 miles, 13 min walk (show)
London Bridge, 0.69 miles, 13 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 19 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 19 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 19 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes - Fuller's. - last updated 19 July 2016 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 19 July 2016 by Tris C
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