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The Knights Templar (JD Wetherspoon), Chancery Lane, WC2

95 Chancery Lane
WC2
WC2A 1DT
Phone: 02078312660
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J D Wetherspoon

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Reviews of The Knights Templar (JD Wetherspoon) (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Bucking Fastard left this review about The Knights Templar (JD Wetherspoon)

A 'spoons conversion of a banking hall,it's all very grand and massive but when busy it's earsplitting noisy.Virtually everybody on the ground floor is vertical drinking with lots of high tables to rest your drinks but any scrum around the bar is dealt with efficiently by a large serving crew,surely a first for 'spoons !
The best features are up the staircase to where a nesting of wood panelled rooms ,some with library features exist,together with a balcony section which overlooks the throng below.Dining tables are throughtout these rooms and this is the place to eat .Beware that 'spoons price this pub in line with the local market so Fish Friday with an alcoholic drink is £11.55 pp ,not cheap at all.
There are two ranks of 6 handpumps but there is a lot of doubling up and a few unused on my Friday afterwork trip meaning a choice of Doom Bar,London Pride,Old Rosie Cider,GK IPA,Vale of Glamorgan South Island (ran out),Sambrooks Scrumdown,Lees True Faith and Higson NZIPA (NBSS 3).Guests at £3.29 also show the London premium.That line up just about justifies a 2020 GBG listing.
Would I return ? There are better pubs in the area but it's functional with a few features.I too had to pay for my pint before it would be pulled.

On 9th November 2019 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about The Knights Templar (JD Wetherspoon)

As mentioned, this was a former bank and named after the Order that owned the Templar church in the Temple nearby.
Once a law student hangout for me and my friends many moons ago, this is probably the most ornate ‘spoons, looking more like a Fuller’s Ale & Pie House. It’s a ‘spoons nonetheless, but probably with its most affluent client base, comprising mainly lawyers and office workers. TV sport abounds and food is an inexpensive fry-up, but the Seven Stars is round the corner so there’s no chance of me staying, not least because the terrible acoustics in here mean that it can get deafeningly loud at peak times. Rated 1 out of solidarity with Will.

On 24th February 2018 - rating: 1
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Will Larter left this review about The Knights Templar (JD Wetherspoon)

This is the last Wetherspoons visited by me - I am now boycotting all pubs in the chain after being asked once too often to pay for my beer before they would pour it. The first time it happened to me was in Leominster. The second was in Penrith. The third and last was here. I spoke to the manager and told him I believed that his staff had been told to identify any scruffy single strangers ordering just a beer and demand money first. He laughed at me, which is not an appropriate way to deal with someone with paranoid delusions, but we'll let that pass. I told him that I was certain it was company policy and that this, the third time it had happened, would be my last ever visit to a 'Spoons. He merely shrugged and walked away.

Date of visit: 21st November 2017

On 1st January 2018 - rating: 1
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Map location corrected by Steve of N21
City Thameslink, 0.53 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Farringdon (London), 0.64 miles, 12 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 2.44 miles, 47 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Knights Templar (JD Wetherspoon), WC2
9th Nov 2019, 12:59
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
 
9th Nov 2019, 12:54
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard

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