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Old Bank Of England

194 Fleet Street
Aldwych
London
EC4A 2LT

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Opening Times

Regular

MondayMidday - 9.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 9.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 10.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 9.00 pm
Sundayclosed

Meal Times

12 - 8 Mon & Tue
12 - 9 Wed - Fri
12 - 8 Sat
No Service Sun

About the Pub

This Grade II listed building was, until 1975, a branch of the Bank of England and then a Bristol & West Building Society office. After a period of time as a Fuller's pub, latterly one of their Ale & Pie establishments, the lease reverted to owners McMullens in early 2019 and the pub is now directly managed by them.

The pub was give a refurbishment in early 2020 and, whereas the ornate high ceilings complete with chandeliers and the gallery beneath it were retained, the island bar was replaced with a modern metal work structure with similarly styled booths alongside. The rear courtyard features a Routemaster bus!

The ale range is now entirely from the McMullen brewery, complimented by a menu offering typical pub grub.

There are two function areas but occasionally the whole pub may be booked out so do check before making a special visit.

Historic Interest

Grade II listing:- Includes No 1 Bell Yard. 1886, by Sir Arthur Blomfield. Vigorous, Italianate corner building. Basement of rough hewn grey granite. Portland stone above, with order of engaged Doric columns to ground storey and Ionic to 2 storeys above. Red granite columns to windows, those to ground storey of Venetian type, Corner pavilions with bracketed eaves cornice. Balustrade to area and crowning main building. Good ironwork to entrance in west pavilion. Small, lower wing to rear in Bell Yard.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • McMullen --seasonal--
  • McMullen AK Original Mild
  • McMullen Country Bitter

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Features

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    The courtyard to the rear features a bus!

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    There are two rooms that can be booked.

  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Courtyard.

  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Selected sports on terrestial television.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Old Bank Of England

194 Fleet Street
Aldwych
London
EC4A 2LT

Sat Nav Reference

51.5139, -0.1115

Transport

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

Nearby Bus Routes (75m)

Various

Nearby Station (650m)

City Thameslink

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (400m)

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Old Bank-1 Oct 2017

Old Bank Of England

194 Fleet Street
Aldwych
London
EC4A 2LT

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Pubs with Outstanding Conversions and Restorations
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Function Room
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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