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Bunch of Grapes Inn, City of London

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Is not full of banker types - as it suggested in other reviews because most of the bank types are in E14. They'll hate me for it, but is full of Aviation insurance brokers actually. I am a broker and my colleague, Ben, recently visited. Quote, "it's a Godawful place". For me it is the whiff of Dettol that gets me when I walk in. One at the Crosse Keys instead?!?!
NLBS - 16 May 2012 12:41
Ordinary pub, ordinary decor, ordinary beer, but an extraordinary experience; like that pub in the film "American Werewolf in London", if you're not a regular, the whole atmosphere freezes upon entry. Avoid, unless you're on a "Dismal London" tour or everywhere else is full (despite the location, somehow this place never is - rather telling)
spladdocks - 19 Feb 2011 23:20
Tucked away at the back of Leadenhall Market the Bunch of Grapes is a single wood panelled room with the bar across the back wall. It is very spartanly furnished with only a few stools around the walls and a single small high table. Ergo expect to be standing if you drink in here.

Reasonable selection of ales with Pride, Adnams Southwold and Doom Bar on offer. My Doom Bar was fine.

This is a reasonable pub but with the Lamb and the Swan in Leadenhall Market there are better places to go nearby.
murgatroyd - 29 Oct 2010 01:40
Agree with rpadam. It was full of the red braces brigade spending their bonuses supplied by the likes of us the tax payer! Had one pint of Adnams ordinary then left. Won't be back!
Chris.CFC - 14 Jul 2010 09:10
Confusingly "The Grapes" from one side, but "The Bunch of Grapes" on the other (and also on the pub sign). Once inside, you find a very bare wood-panelled bar, clearly designed for lunch-time and after work 'vertical drinking' and thus very few bar stools (and no seats). Upstairs dining room. Six handpumps, but two lots were doubled-up so the choice was GK IPA, Adnams, Youngs Ordinary and Pride (well kept, and reasonable value for the area at £3.00). OK for a quick pint, but not a place to linger.
rpadam - 19 Mar 2010 21:38
Barely fit for purpose. I visited Leadenhall and foolishly went in here. I would not recommend it to others.
knightout - 1 Mar 2010 13:59
I liked it in here as it was nice to step away from the hordes of people in the pubs in Leadenhall Market and have some space to enjoy a nice pint. There were two Pride pumps, Youngs Ordinary, Adnams and an unused pump along with some standard lagers.

Like most London boozers itís not the biggest pub, but it does have a stand up and drink local feel which was nice to find in the centre of the financial district. The food seemed to be typical pub fare and I was reliably informed that there is an elegant function room located up the stairs with its own bar.

They have a small TV that was showing Eggheads which was muted with subtitles and they also have a small plasma screen that was showing Sky Sports feed that was also muted.

This is a no nonsense pub with polite staff and I would return if in the area.
Strongers - 7 Apr 2009 14:01

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