Packed with mostly men in business suits, Counting House Pub was busy when I walked in at around 2pm on a Wednesday afternoon. I’m not quite sure if they’ve finished work or just having a quick break/lunch, I’d be truly impressed if they’re doing the latter as all of them were holding a drink. I don’t think I can ever go for a drink during lunch time and get back to work with a clear head and not wanting to take a nap.
I went to Counting House Pub after visiting the Sky Garden. I’ve done my research of course and looked for interesting pubs or restaurants around the area and this came up. I love visiting unique pubs and restaurants, it could be because of their history or the food they serve or the interior design. In this case, it was more because of the design and history of the pub.
Counting House Pub used to be a bank in the late 18th century, old fixtures and fittings are still being donned in this pub with a wooden staircase on the left side of the bar, chandeliers and high-domed ceilings. It doesn’t look like your ordinary pub, it looked more like a posh lounge for me. Don’t be discouraged though as they do have your normal London pub prices for their food and drinks.
I haven’t had a steak pie before so I decided to try it here at the Counting House Pub. Pies are one of the most traditional dishes served in a pub here in London, probably next to fish and chips (don’t quote me on that though as I’m not so sure if I’m correct lol). The steak pie was amazing! Meat was tender and juicy and the gravy made it all the more succulent. I’ve been ordering fish and chips in pubs since we moved here in London and I guess after this meal, I’ll order steak pies instead.
Note: I’ve never had steak pies before so I’m not sure if the one served at the Counting House Pub was really that good. 🙂
Counting House Pub
50 Cornhill London EC3V 3PD
Nearest underground station: Bank