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The Phoenix, Bank, EC2

26 Throgmorton Street
City of London
EC2
EC2N 2AN
Phone: 02075887289
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Metropolitan Pub Co (Greene King)

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Graham Coombs left this review about The Phoenix

A high-ceilinged city pub in former bank premises with large windows but a rather gloomy green paint scheme. A fair range of beers though, with Truman's Swift, Twickenham Grandstand, By the Horns Giggle Mug, GK IPA and a house badged bitter. Craft beers also available.

On 27th February 2019 - rating: 6
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john gray left this review about The Phoenix

As AL would say a decent pub with decent beer.Large open plan but quiet tonight.Lots of brown wood and table lamps.Beers from Hopstuff,Southwark and GK.

On 22nd July 2017 - rating: 6
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Phoenix

Located roughly midway between Bank and Liverpool Street stations, the Phoenix is a huge open plan drinking barn that also happens to offer a decent selection of ales and craft beers. The pub comprises a huge single room in a T-shaped layout with dark floorboards throughout and some nice checkered floor tiling around the servery which runs down the left hand wall. The bar has a dark wood counter and ghastly metal framed bar back that someone presumably thought looked trendy, topped with blackboards listing the wine list and sharing platter menu plus a few old kegs. High tables and stools fill the centre part of the pub which is broken in places by a few pillars. Meanwhile, a raised seating area to the right offers standard tables and chairs under a large display of black and white photos of London plus a couple of TV screens showing muted live football. Banquettes run along the rear wall, where the room expands into recesses at either end - the left hand side being particularly pleasant, offering comfy seating under more London themed photos and a couple more TV screens. Everything has been painted in rather dull neutral shades, with only a few bits of patterned wallpaper and some small painted flower murals offering respite from the blandness. There are exposed ventilation ducts, pipes, wires and so on running around the ceiling in sharp contrast to the fancy chandeliers that someone thought would look good suspended from this mess. Loud music was pumping through the sound system throughout my visit to no great effect and there was a good mid-week post-work crowd in, although a pub-like atmosphere was still lacking.
Some relief was provided by the ale range, which comprised XT2, 8 Sail Blonde, Saltaire Sir Titus, Sambrooks Wandle, Greene King IPA and a house beer called Broad Street Brew. Keg beers came from Trumans, Meantime, Camden and other more exotic breweries that I couldn't identify. I gave the 8 Sail Blonde a try for £4.40 a pint and it was in pretty good shape - perhaps an indication of how this bar came to be in the 2017 Good Beer Guide. In amongst the disappointment, the barmaid that served me was very pleasant and friendly and service was generally prompt and unfussy, ensuring no queues at the bar.
This place put me in mind of the sort of all purpose student drinking venues I used to frequent in the mid to late 90's, which makes you wonder what purpose this place has in the 21st Century. I'd be happy enough to pop in for a quick pint in passing if there was something interesting on the bar, but there is little here to hold the attention and you can find better options in the surrounding area.

On 20th June 2017 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
London Liverpool Street, 0.31 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Moorgate, 0.38 miles, 7 min walk (show)
London Cannon Street, 0.47 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Phoenix, EC2
27th Feb 2019, 19:15
Review submitted by Graham Coombs
 
27th Feb 2019, 17:18
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Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 20 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 27 February 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 20 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 27 February 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 20 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : No last updated 27 February 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 20 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 February 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : No last updated 27 February 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 20 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 20 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 20 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 20 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
Opening Hours
SundayClosed
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - Midnight
Friday11am - Midnight
SaturdayClosed
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