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The Crosse Keys (JD Wetherspoon), Leadenhall, EC3

9 Gracechurch Street
EC3
EC3V 0DR
Phone: 02076234824
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J D Wetherspoon

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Rob Hunter left this review about The Crosse Keys (JD Wetherspoon)

Several hand pulls at the bar but only one bank was clipped, offering Doom Bar (x2 clipped), Greene King IPA, Fullers London Pride, Brains SA and Rosie's Pig Cloudy Cider. I assume the London Pride may be a permanent fixture and the Brains SA was a guest. Sadly the London Pride was off, so I went for the Brains SA, which was a decent pint in good nick. We stayed for food and on perusing the menu on the app, found that Portobello Star was available on bottles, so went for this with my meal and found it to be very pleasant.

In terms of COVID, they were having some issues with the app so reverting to leaving your details the old fashioned way on a slip of paper. You can still order at the bar, but you are encouraged to use the app. I didn't do this for the first lot of drinks as not all the cask ales were listed on the app. There are screens between the booths, and tables are distanced with markers on the floor.

No issues with the beer, food or service, and I am assuming the lack of guest ales was due to low anticipated turnover or supply chain issues following lockdown (or both).

This is a big grand building, apparently the former HQ for HSBC, with a very impressive interior which has been well described by previous reviewers. One thing that did intrigue me was the presence of what seemed to be a disabled cubicle in the gents toilets - nothing unusual in that perhaps except that the toilets are downstairs with no sign of a lift.

If there had been more beer choice it probably would be an 8/10 for me, but based on this visit it's a 7/10.

On 19th August 2020 - rating: 7
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Crosse Keys (JD Wetherspoon)

former HQ of HSBC and now a Wetherspoons GBG 2020 entry.

The building - if you look up - is stunning. all marble columns and huge lighting rigs in a cavernously airy room.

If you look down, you'll see the usual JDW sticky tables covered in spent glasses and "interesting" carpet.

Beer Choice is beyond comprehension - 24 hand pulls advertised on TV Screens. If you use the app, you can only select the regulars. London Pride was in poor condition.

There is no doubt I would come again. So much to discover, if I actually get to the bar.

10 for the building/choice. 4 for the quality.

On 4th November 2019 - rating: 10
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Quinno _ left this review about The Crosse Keys (JD Wetherspoon)

A huge Spoons in a fairly impressive building both inside and out, the former HQ of HSBC and a good amount of the former banking ornateness remains in situ; marble columns, statuettes, rotundas, globe skylights - that sort of thing although the dimness of the interior can make some of it difficult to immediately spot. Absolutely crazily busy on my weekday evening visit, so the oval-shaped island bar in the middle of the place does really help to thin out the queues at the bar. Unfortunately the service was, to put it politely, ‘haphazard’ which meant that when I received a pint of grot it took a fair while to flag down another member of staff to get it replaced (with something that was simply meh rather than actively unpleasant, an NBSS 2). With a maximum of 18 beers potentially on the go at any one time (check the electronic board, if you see it), perhaps my receiving poor ones should not have been too much of a surprise – is anyone there genuinely managing the ale? Unlikely. To get away from the scrum we decided to try and sit upstairs which proved to be a good move as it was far less busy and we managed to bag a seat on the balcony giving us a birds eye view of the whole ground floor. A mixed bag – I’d certainly recommend a visit for the interior but I’d be dubious about ordering ale again.

On 1st April 2019 - rating: 6
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London Cannon Street, 0.43 miles, 8 min walk (show)
London Fenchurch Street, 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
London Liverpool Street, 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - April & Oct - last updated 06 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 06 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No - Just the usual 50p vouchers - last updated 06 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 06 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 06 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 06 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes - Side rooms at rear - last updated 29 January 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 06 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 06 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 06 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 06 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 06 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 06 August 2019 by Quinno _
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