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The Bell, Cannon Street, EC4

29 Bush Lane
EC4
EC4R 0AN
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Bell

Small, and thus very crowded after work, but one of the best around Cannon Street station. As is customary in and around the Square Mile, many of the customers are usually to be found outside on the pavement (just as well, as there is precious little seating inside the irregularly-shaped bar). Apparently there is also an upstairs dining room (never visited). Regular beers are Harveys, Tribute (£4.50) and Courage Best, with two real ales from the Sharp's range - Doom Bar and Atlantic on this visit - also seeming to be fixtures on the five handpumps too these days. One some ways unremarkable, but as somewhere to get a reliable pint before catching the train home it remains one of my favourite City pubs.

On 30th July 2017 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about The Bell

A small pub with a history in some form dating back to at least the mid-17th century; I don't know when the current building was erected but the beamed 'brewers' Tudor' interior probably dates from the 1920s/30s. Unfortunately the beams have been painted black when in fact they should be plain wood. They support great swags of hops as well as horse brasses and other knick-knacks such as bedpans. The overall effect is a slightly dated village pub, situated in the heart of the World's Financial Capital. Also of note is the Courage bar back with both the brewer's name and name of the pub back lit in orange lettering; there's also a Courage cockerel atop the hanging sign as well as one of the old square red illuminated Courage signs which some vandal will probably remove in the not too distant future.
Ales: Harvey's Sussex Best, Sharp's Doom Bar and Cornish Coaster which was fine.
This is probably the closest thing you'll get to a traditional boozer in the city and I'd be happy to come here again.

On 30th September 2016 - rating: 6
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john gray left this review about The Bell

one room bar that was empty at 9.30 on a Friday night.Lots of prints and signs decorate the walls.The same five beers as on the previous review. Ceiling bedecked with hops but few were used in the beer I tried.

On 6th August 2016 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
London Cannon Street, 0.13 miles, 2 min walk (show)
London Bridge, 0.68 miles, 13 min walk (show)
London Bridge, 0.68 miles, 13 min walk (show)
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2nd Mar 2019, 13:17
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2nd Mar 2019, 13:17

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 19 November 2013 by hondo .
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  • Live Music : No last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 01 September 2013 by Bucking Fastard
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 June 2014 by Pub SignMan
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 August 2007 by moby duck
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 June 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 01 September 2013 by Bucking Fastard
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