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The Counting House, Bank, EC3

50 Cornhill
EC3
EC3V 3PD
Phone: 02072837123
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Fuller's

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Rex Rattus left this review about The Counting House

This is a magnificent old bank building, now operated by Fuller's, with their ales on of course, and of course they do food. I had a swift half of their seasonal Jack Frost, at £2.90.

This pub is reminiscent of the Old Bank of England, with similar grandeur and with period features surviving. It's well described before, and of course the photographs tell the story. Furnishings downstairs are mainly of the standard variety surrounding an island servery, and with a mezzanine floor which they seem to regard as their main dining area. Others have commented on how busy it can get, but I have to say that it was pretty quiet at around 10.45 on Saturday morning.
This one is definitely worth a punt (or a pint even) for the superb ornate decoration - but it's not cheap.

On 6th December 2021 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Counting House

Fullers have done a great conversion in here,there are lots of interesting features and oppulance.It's worth walking around to discover the full options.The ground floor has an island bar with carved wooden back,there is a vast sky light dome and impressive moulded ceiling,while there is a gallery up some stairs which will always be a quieter option for seating,although there is plenty of peripheral seating downstairs.Off the gallery there is a function room in wood panelling with it's own bar,while to the rear of the ground floor there are several seperate rooms in the former bankers offices,some also for hire,which act as overflow areas when busy.The rear door will take you into the alley system if crawling to another city pub.
This Ale & Pie branded outlet has sandwiches from £7 and mains starting at £11 and will always be popular at lunchtime.There is also a hotel entrance to the left of the building,which occupies the higher floors.
There are several banking hall conversions to pubs in the City and this is one of the better ones.Time your visit to miss the crowds,although I found bar service to be swift and efficient.The ale options were from 5 handpumps namely London Pride,Olivers Island,ESB (OK),seasonal Wise Men and a guest in St Austell Tribute ,a mainstream choice.

On 12th January 2019 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about The Counting House

As stated, this was built as a bank in 1893 and converted into this Fuller's Ale & Pie House in 1997. The description is well covered below, suffice to say that on a Thursday night, this place was rammed with boisterous bankers. I don't know if perhaps there was some special event on - there were at least two separate groups of people huddled beneath an A4 sheet of paper with their organisations' names printed on them - but it was packed in here and getting to the bar let alone getting served was a challenge.
Typical Fuller's range of ales, predictable but safe.
A fascinating interior indeed, but I wouldn't want to spend any time here if it's always this full. This is really one for sticking your head around the door for a peak before moving on.

Closed at weekends.

On 29th November 2017 - rating: 4
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Map location corrected by Steve C
London Cannon Street, 0.44 miles, 8 min walk (show)
London Liverpool Street, 0.45 miles, 8 min walk (show)
London Fenchurch Street, 0.46 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Counting House, EC3
6th Dec 2021, 12:00
Review submitted by Rex Rattus
 
12th Jan 2019, 10:06
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard

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  • Accommodation : Yes - 15 bed hotel opening Feb 19. - last updated 12 January 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 13 February 2016 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 13 February 2016 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 13 February 2016 by E TA
  • Car Park : No last updated 13 February 2016 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : Yes - If dining - last updated 12 January 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Darts : No last updated 17 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 24 November 2016 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 November 2016 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 13 February 2016 by E TA
  • Karaoke : No last updated 17 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 17 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 17 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 February 2016 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 13 February 2016 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 13 February 2016 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 November 2016 by hondo .
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs downstairs - last updated 17 March 2016 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes - Fullers O2 - last updated 24 November 2016 by hondo .
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