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The Old Bank of England

#1,261 of 18,605 Restaurants in London
££ - £££, British,
194 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2LT, England
+44 20 7430 2255
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“pies” (121 reviews)
“lamb pie” (5 reviews)
“tasting board” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
194 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2LT, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Old Bank of England is among London's most beautiful historic pubs and a must-visit for us. I'd booked a table, bearing in mind the World Cup pub crowds. I'd asked for a quiet table and they'd reserved a nice one for us by the...More

Thank 588Bunny22
oldbankofengland, Events Coordinator at The Old Bank of England, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you 588Bunny22, We're so glad you enjoyed your experience and were happy with your evening at OBE. I can see you have very good taste in your food, wine and your surroundings! See you soon for more i hope! The OBE Team

Reviewed 6 June 2018

Lots of little enclosed snugs together with bigger tables along the front and a good selection on the balcony. The décor is elegant in the extreme. It is typical of large bank branches intended to give an air of solidity and respect. (Particularly impressive at...More

Thank lizandianp
oldbankofengland, Events Coordinator at The Old Bank of England, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you for your great review- we love the stunning decor too! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and are particularly happy with our beer garden- I expect to see you in it when the sun is shining a little more! See you soon! Charlotte-Summer...More

Reviewed 6 June 2018

A somewhat longer review about my visit to The Old Bank of England, and how my score kept changing throughout the experience. We had made a reservation up front, and upon arrival at the right time we were asked to wait because our table hadn’t...More

1  Thank RamaelN
oldbankofengland, Events at The Old Bank of England, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hello RamaelN Thank you for your review at The Old Bank. I'm sorry to hear you had a bit of a 'confusing ordering' situation and you didn't receive the right order, but I hope the rest of your meal was enjoyed! Due to us making...More

Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately they had run out of the pie sampler dish (3 pies, triple fried chips and gravy) so I had to settle for a single steak and ale pie! The silver lining was the addition of several starter dishes to the order which really helped...More

Thank HongKongFatso
oldbankofengland, Events at The Old Bank of England, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Who ate all the pies- WE DID! We LOVE how you feel about our 'Oscar winning' pies, they are pretty sensational right? I will ensure I pass this on to our pastry chef! We look forward to seeing you soon- were holding you to that...More

Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We did the Ale & Pie tasting board, every pie was so good! And hard to pick which was better. Would be fun with a beer vs wine with the pies.

Thank ggplumbing4902
oldbankofengland, Events Coordinator at The Old Bank of England, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you for the review and we like your thinking- we shall keep this idea in mind! See you soon! Warm Regards, Charlotte-Summer | Events Coordinator

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

After reading recent reviews I am surprised. I attended a wedding here at the weekend, everyone I spoke to had an amazing time. On entering the pub your are instantly wowed by the decor and upkeep of the venue The place is professionally ran, with...More

Thank Spyro1
oldbankofengland, Events Coordinator at The Old Bank of England, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hi Spyro1, Thank you for the great review! Were so pleased you enjoyed your evening- maybe as much as the staff enjoy their job! We love surprising people- hopefully we will see you soon! Warm Regards, Charlotte-Summer | Events Coordinator

Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Visited for a drink and a quick meal. Beer was ok, as was the burger: the ‘three times cooked’ chips however were inedible. I told the barman who was disinterested so I repeated it; he said he’d let the kitchen know but I knew he...More

Thank brightonianm
oldbankofengland, Events Coordinator at The Old Bank of England, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hello Brightonianm, I am sorry your experience wasn't as good as you and I expect from The Old Bank. We aim to make everyone's experience the best as possible and for this I can only apologise that yours wasn't as it should be. Please do...More

Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We visited the pub based on a recommendation,but were dissapponted.The beer was average and the food below average.The service was polite,but completely confused.It was one of the worse pub experience.More

Thank Václav Ž
oldbankofengland, Events Coordinator at The Old Bank of England, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Václav Ž, We are sorry you had such a bad experience at OBE, and we are working on rectifying the issues you outlined right away! We do believe you will not be disappointed with another experience here, and we do hope to see you...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Average beer, bellow average service no product knowledge, unfriendly impersonal. Not really a drinking pub.

1  Thank Peter D
Reviewed 11 April 2018

This place is beautiful! Wow. Ornate, gorgeous old historic pub that looks like it has been meticulously restored. We had a great and fun meal there. The service was spot on, friendly, professional, and prompt. Great selection of beers, and an excellent menu. We all...More

1  Thank yecats59
Nearby
Holborn
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet
cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or
quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on
the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially
convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an
excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit
practically any taste or budget. With major
attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House
...More
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maddieschindele
4 August 2017|
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Response from oldbankofengland | Property representative |
Hi There Thank you for your query. We do cater for gluten free guests, please ask your server when you arrive. Booking a table is always best, please email to book. Look forward to seeing you Many thanks Sarah
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighbourhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7430 2255
  • E-mail
Description
Residing in the former Law Courts branch of the Bank of England, this beautifully renovated pub invites you to enjoy a pie and pint in stunning surroundings. With its opulent interior, The Old Bank of England is one of the finest pubs in Central London.
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