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The Counting House, London

Posted on 09. Aug, 2010 by in Pubs

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The Counting House, London

The Counting House is a flagship Fullers pub located in the heart of the City of London.

Brief History

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 Interior

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.

More Photos of The Counting House

Venue Location

The Counting House

50 Cornhill



Tel: 020 7283 7123

(Twitter: @awv)

Beer Taster, Pub Attendee, Photo Taker

Robert Gale likes beer, pubs and beer festivals. He also likes to take photos of beer, pubs and beer festivals. Most weekends of the year you can find him travelling around the UK (and sometimes beyond) photographing and reviewing good quality pubs and beer festivals. He also has a day job in the form of a web developer for Ozum.

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