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Address: 29, Bush Lane, London, EC4R 0AN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1467) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Cannon Street (0.1 miles), Monument (0.1 miles), Bank (0.2 miles)

Nearest DLR stations Bank (0.2 miles), Tower Gateway (0.7 miles)

Nearest train stations Cannon Street (0 miles), London Bridge (0.5 miles), Fenchurch Street (0.5 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.2/10 (rated by 76 users)
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user reviews of the Bell, Cannon Street

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As others have said, this is something of a love it or hate it pub. I fall into the category of liking it but not what I'd call a top pub, six out of ten seems fair to me.

It is an amazing place though - old building, small bar (and tiny bogs that aren't what you'd call state of the art) and a generally cosy feel. It can get a bit packed though - not least because its small!

Service is pretty good, manager is a Peruvian lady I believe which is unusual for a City of London pub, other staff seem to come and go quite regularly.

One of the unusual things that strikes me for a City of London pub (especially right next to a rail station) is that it is something of a regulars haunt with some punters in there 'all the time'.

Beer is usually in good shape and have had some drinkable Tribute and excellent Harvey's in here - not cheap though.

Long may the place continue.

on_the_brightside - 28 Apr 2018 17:26
As per the other reviews this is an intimate little pub just off Cannon Street.

3 ales on with the Sharps Cornish Coaster not too bad.

Feels like a locals pub, there’s hops & copper pots hanging from the ceiling, aertex on the walls and a thick old fashioned patterned carpet.

The bar staff are pleasant. All in all a nice simple boozer.
lezford - 28 Dec 2016 10:33
Proper old fashioned boozer just around the back of Cannon Street station. A bit of a local institution and also an acquired taste. In my view a simple proper pub, wooden floors, wooden furniture and top ales. My pint of Sharps Cornish Coaster was excellent.
twineyboy - 22 Jan 2014 20:50
A city institution which offers speedy service and a choice of real ales as well as some cold lagers. Well worth a visit.
cliffpatte - 17 Aug 2012 12:11
Very old pub, surrounded by modern buildings. It is very close to Cannon Street station, but tucked away on a side street and therefore not as busy as you'd expect. There did appear to be a fairly loyal clientele crowded around the bar. But otherwise, we found seating easily. The pub is small and full of character, as you would expect from a pub that dates from before the Great Fire of London. The gents are so tiny, that it's difficult to fit any more than one person in at a time. But at least, a visit to the toilet doesn't involve stairs. Beers on were Otter Bitter, St Austell Tribute, Courage Best & Harveys Best. Addlestones was the cider. Reasonably impressive and worth discovering (if you haven't already).
blue_scrumpy - 1 Jul 2012 11:58

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