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Counting House

50 Cornhill
Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 3PD

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Opening Times

Monday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Saturdayclosed
Sundayclosed

Meal Times

10 - 9 Mon - Fri
Closed Sat & Sun

Owner

Fuller's

About the Pub

Previously a bank, this pub opened in 1997 and consists of a single large oval bar with an upstairs gallery seating area. The former manager's offices to the rear are used as function rooms. A war memorial, thought to the the only one actually in a public house, commemorates the bank staff who died in the Great War. The building dates back to 1893 and part of its is built on a Roman basilica that was incorporated into the walls of the strong room.

Historic Interest

Grade II listing:- Former offices and banking hall. 1891-92 by Henry Cowell Boyes, FRIBA; William Cubitt, builder, for Prescott, Dimsdale, Cave, Tugwell and Co., bankers. Polished Aberdeen granite and stone, Portland stone, and brick in English bond. Roof not visible. Four storeys and attic over basement. Top storey recessed behind a balustrade, again not visible. Flat-arched entrances in outer ranges, that to left set in tall ground-floor arcade of three bays, the arches carried on attached to Tuscan columns on high socles and responds. Entrance to right with round window overlight which is partly obscured by pediment and spandrels of the arcade; this entrance set in short wall treated as banded rustication. Entablature to ground floor with high broad frieze-sign fascia. Storey band between first and second floor. Sill band to attic. First-floor and attic windows with eared architraves; lower spandrels to the former with guilloche bands; second-floor windows have architraves and entablatures. Heavy balconies to second-floor windows. Heavy dentil and modillioned cornice to attic; urn to right party wall and stack behind. Decorative security grilles to basement windows. INTERIOR: Banking hall reaches to rear of site and is as broad as the building. Illuminated by glass dome on pilastered low drum. Walls with pilasters and panels of Derbyshire alabaster, and Spanish mahogany dado and cornice, with counters of the same hardwood; all features of original design. To east wall a panelled gallery. Entrance vestibule with pilasters and alabaster facing.Let into the white marble mosaic floor at time of completion were 'signs' of the four different banks united to form the new company 'Cornhill, 1762'; 'Threadneedle Street, 1766'; 'High Street, Bath, 1770'; and 'Corn Street, Bristol, 1750'. A 1914-18 War Memorial in bronze to west wall of vestibule. Doors of an original design. Sub-basement reported to retain elements from the Roman Wall, discovered when the building was constructed and retained in situ.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Fuller's ESB
  • Fuller's London Pride
  • Fuller's Oliver's Island
  • Gales Seafarers Ale

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Fuller's --seasonal--

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • WiFi Wifi

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Counting House

50 Cornhill
Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 3PD

Sat Nav Reference

51.51333, -0.085091

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Nearby Station (450m)

Cannon Street

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (300m)

Bank

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