Just a stones throw from the Bank of England, the Counting House was built in 1893 as Prescott’s Bank and the foundations rest partly on the North sleeper wall of a 2,000 year old Roman basilica. . The interior is extremely impressive and is very similar to another Fullers pub, the Old Bank of England on Fleet Street.
The pub is very spacious with a very large and impressive central island bar dominating the ground floor. There is dark polished wood throughout along with chandeliers and a large glass atrium towards the rear of the pub.
Each side of the pub has large marbled walls decorated with paintings and mirrors and on one side the floor has an interesting mosaic that displays the names and dates of former bank branches. The other side of the pub has a gallery where you can enjoy a drink whilst observing the people below. This area leads to more seating at the rear of the pub.
According to the Piehunter blog, “Behind the bar downstairs there are additional rooms, with some you can hire. Some of these are excellent “gentleman’s club” type rooms with wooden panelled walls. Note that these typically have to be booked.”
Beer and Food
Being owned by Fullers you can expect the full range of well kept beers although the prices are a little steep (£3.80 for a pint of Honey Dew) which is expected for its location. The pub is a Ale & Pie venue and the pub’s large variety of pies got a 10/10 from the Piehunter.
Note: Being a City pub it is only open Monday to Friday. If you are going to visit I would advise visiting as early as possible so that you can really appreciate the interior.
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The Counting House
Tel: 020 7283 7123
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