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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)

Pretty much unchanged since last year, except now of course you are free to find your own table. Ordering via the app still seems to be the preferred method, and sections of the bar are roped off and used for staff to take orders to tables.

London Pride was available on this visit, as was Divine by Bishop Nick (which in my opinion was the better of the two ales). Still a rather paltry selection for a Wetherspoons.

Again, no issues with the food, drinks or service, and the pub is in a grand old building, but it seems the chain is still struggling to get as many guest ales on the pumps as they did pre-COVID.

On 23rd August 2021 - rating: 7
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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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Map location corrected by Steve C
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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23rd Aug 2021, 17:58
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  • Beer Festivals : Yes - April & Oct - last updated 06 August 2019 by Quinno _
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  • CAMRA Discount : No - Just the usual 50p vouchers - last updated 06 August 2019 by Quinno _
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