Address: 50 Cornhill, London EC3V 3PD
Telephone: 020 7283 7123
The Counting House ia another old banking hall like the Old Bank of England in Strand and the Crosse Keys round the corner in Gracechurch Street. This one used to be a NatWest and I once worked with someone who was employed here when it was actually still a bank.
The inside of the Counting House in Cornhill is dramatic, cavernous and steeped in history. Sitting in the balcony above the main bar can be a fascinating experience, and there are more secluded areas at the back which can be reserved for private parties I believe.
It’s an expensive pub to drink in – due I expect to its location and the fact that it’s a Fuller’s pub. Unfortunately the beer quality appears to have dipped recently. This used to be one of my regular places to get a Gales HSB but the last pint I had here had a definite tang – maybe not enough people actually drink it.
The pub gets very busy at times and not surprisingly that talk is of finance. I like this pub, but I just wish the beer quality was more consistent.
Last visited: April 2011
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