|Venue :Ye Olde Watling Bar & Restaurant, 29 Watling St., EC4M 9BR|
|Reviewed : January 2013||Telephone : 020 7653 9971|
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|Facilities :Lounge room to the back , restaurant upstairs, game machine, sky TV|
A pub in the City with some history, built around 1668 on the site of its predecessor which was burnt down in the Great Fire of London 1666. It was re-built in 1901 & after the blitz in 1947, although I don't know to what extent. It is named after the old roman road on which it stands, Watling Street. It is said to have been originally built by Sir Christopher Wren as a hostel for his workmen building St. Paul's, old ship’s timbers were used in its construction.
This is a lovely pub, the main bar to the front and a lounge 'Wren Bar' to the back (although it doesn't have a bar!), there is also a restaurant upstairs. Always busy with a rich selection of clientele giving an excellent atmosphere. Service is swift and there are usually a couple of guest beers along with Adnams, London Pride etc.
Cask-marque accredited, this pub serves an excellent pint of cask ale in superb historic surroundings.