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The Old Bank of England (Fuller's)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Fuller's - London PorterExcellent1
Fuller's - Brit Hop (collaboration with Hardknott)Good1
Fuller's - London PrideGood1
Fuller's - Wild RiverGood2
Fuller's - ESBGood2
Fuller's - Discovery BlondNot Tried0
Fuller's - ChiswickNot Tried0
Fuller's - Jack FrostNot Tried0
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers AleNot Tried0
Fuller's - Bengal LancerNot Tried0
Fuller's - Gale's Spring SprinterNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Preservation Fine AleNot Tried0
Fuller's - Gale's HSBNot Tried0
Fuller's - Oliver's IslandNot Tried0
Fuller's - Southern StarNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Old Bank of England, Fleet Street, Central London
Picture 2. The Old Bank of England, Fleet Street, Central London

Visits Details

16 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until 11pm close. Entered via the breezy garden back entrance passing hardy souls outside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - ESB5.50Good£5pp say no more
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Spring Sprinter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
Fuller's - Southern Star4.00Not Tried
08 Jun 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Glorious building but poor beer range with 18 handpumps all selling just 5 Fuller's beers only.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - Wild River4.50GoodRather sour tasting bitterness. £4.45 pp
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not TriedNo mention of this being a Fuller's beer at point of sale
Fuller's - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
23 Sep 2014 (ChrisE)
Evening visit and very busy. In some ways a bit like a Wetherspoon being a conversion of an old bank, upstairs toilets, etc.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - Wild River4.50Good
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
07 May 2014 (Stephen Harris)
I join a CAMRA pub crawl here – fully intending only to visit the first couple of pubs of five but end up doing four of them. Busy here and a tad pricey.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Pride4.10GoodMiddle of the road sort of pint of Pride.
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Preservation Fine Ale4.40Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Spring Sprinter4.00Not Tried
17 Apr 2014 (HSB)
15:30 Busy. Magnificent interior.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - Brit Hop (collaboration with Hardknott)4.10GoodHoppy as suggested
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Spring Sprinter4.00Not Tried
29 Jan 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Quite busy in the early evening, especially as the mezzanine seating area was out of use and several ground floor tables were marked ‘Reserved’ but vacant.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - ESB5.50AcceptableServed very cold. Sweetish malt tastes began to develop as the beer warmed in the hand.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - Jack Frost4.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - Bengal Lancer5.00Not Tried
27 Nov 2007 (Ian)
Early Tuesday evening and it was pretty busy already. Just a beautiful pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Porter5.40ExcellentChoccy and sour. Better condition than what I had before. But a bit warm. Maybe sat in the pipes for a bit. But just a stunning beer. The fruit, sour, choc flavour is intense. Amazing.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Discovery Blond3.90Not Tried
Fuller's - Chiswick3.50Not Tried

About The Old Bank of England

The pub sign. The Old Bank of England, Fleet Street, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good5
Acceptable1
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Website.

The pub is found in Fleet Street, Central London, EC4A 2LT.

Gloriously restored Fuller's pub in what was the Law Courts branch of the Bank of England. Grand dark wood central bar dominates a room with chandeliers. Just your archetypal grand Victorian pub. Large oblong island bar with a bar back that includes a stopped 4 sided clock - stopped at 12.10 being the time of the last transaction of the old Bank of England. A balcony gallery overlooks the ground floor. 18 handpumps in 3 banks, each of 6 although one bank is for show only.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 15 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EC4A 2LT