The Bunch of Grapes, or as it's known know, The Grapes is
located just behind Leadenhall Market on Lime
Street, in the shadow of Lloyds of London, which, presumably explains
why almost all the clientele carry blue folders stuffed with important
looking documents, brokers of some kind.
The main entrance off Lime Street has a pretty mosaic floor just inside the door and then a warn carpet stretching
the length of pub. The bar is to the left and runs virtually the
length of the bar, the ceiling carries the grapes theme as do
the four large copper lights overhead. The beer was reasonably well
kept, we had Bombidair and London Pride, both too cold, but proved fine after
warming through by hand.
If you are a tourist looking for an
interesting, authentic English pub with history, then give this a miss. If
you are a tourist looking for a small, dated, City of London pub where
things haven't change for the last 20 years, stuffed full of middle aged
blokes with blue folders, then The Grapes is the pub for you.