Crosse Keys (JDW) | City, Greater London
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Crosse Keys (JDW)
Good based on 13 ratings
Type: Bar

9 Gracechurch Street
City, Greater London England EC3V 0DR [ print map ]
020 7623 4824

Mayor: Leighton (26) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 12

Crosse Keys (JDW)

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Beer Available At Crosse Keys (JDW) (arranged by most recent)
Portobello Ginger Bread , Mauldons Suffolk Pride 47, Roosters Fort Smith 79, Whale Ruby Moby 31, OíHanlonís Port Stout 80, Blindmans Icarus 46, Everards / Terrapin Rye 55, Marstons / Birrificio Lambrate Ligťra 60, Upstairs Arabian Nights , Clarence & Fredericks Croydon Community Porter , Wychwood / Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale 70, Cotleigh Uncle Sam Hop Burst 49, Wadworth / 10 Barrel O.G. IPA (Wadworth) 82, Shepherd Neame / Abbaye du Val-Dieu Abbaye Blonde 44, Oakleaf Blakeís Gosport Bitter 85, Hook Norton Chinook Gold 59, Batemans / Wicked Weed Freak of Nature 75, Oakham Great Gustav 61, Banksís / Two Birds Golden Ale 50, Black Sheep Reaper 43
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13 reviews for Crosse Keys (JDW)
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  58%
 Selection  69%
 Food  50%
 Value  70%
 Overall  63%
 Rating  70%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey  (134) Richmond, England | October 30, 2014
High ceilinged former bank, big focus on the bar as you walk in. Everything here is about quantity - lots of staff, lots of punters, there must be 20 cask ales onÖ! Like or loathe Wetherspoons, you canít argue with that. Despite the size, the pub doesnít lose atmosphere.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10  (111) , Denmark | October 9, 2013
Big and busy place. Big varied selection. Ok service. Ok prices. Beer not in very good condition.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub  (530) Banbury, England | August 1, 2013
A massive Wetherspoons in the old Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank building in The City area. Marble and gilding still show the past prosperity that were the basis for banking in this area. This is somewhat ruined by the usual Wetherspoons advertising hanging off every surface. Raucous on a Friday evening when the local office boys have spent all afternoon boozing on bubbly. There is a big island bar that is monstrously out of place. Great and tatty all at the same time.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40  (215) Beder, Aarhus, Denmark | April 28, 2013
Big and somewhat noisy place with marble all around. Polite and efficient service. Big selection, but several casks were not good. Whether itís because of the handling or it was poor from the start I canít tell, but I blaim the pub. A bit expensive. Poor food including burned toast.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe  (1438) Hebden Bridge, England | March 19, 2013
Situated in a fantastic grand hall with marble pillars and walls throughout this is a beautiful place to eat or drink. At there back there is also a marble balcony overlooking proceedings but sadly itís often blocked by a staff only sign. The bar is central to proceedings with a whopping four rows of real ales situated around its oval shape. Itís rare to see them all full or even half full though, but it still offers a good choice. Itís more expensive than usual being situated in the heart of Londonís financial district. The carpet incorporates the crosse keys logo.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Rune  (452) TromsÝ, Norway | November 16, 2012
JDWs flagship in London, located in a former palatial bank building in the City. Five sets with mostly five hand pumps in each of them. Every thing is really big here, even the toilet room. Nothing to complain about when it comes to Wetherspoons traditional English breakfast. Good for watching football on wide screen, but close during the weekends. Well worth visiting especially when the JDWs seasonal real ale festivals are on. Even though we so far had sampled 34 festival ales (of 50), we found six more here (visited 05.11.2012).
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
chriso  (444) London, England | September 12, 2012
Huge place in an old bank building, often regarded as the flagship Wetherspoons. The architecture is spectacular but the identikit Wetherspoons fit-out robs it of much of its character. The beer range is much bigger than the norm, with 24 taps (although not all always with different beers) and itís a good place to pick up lots of beers at festival time. Service can be spotty, especially when itís packed with the after work crowd from the nearby offices. Which it often is.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 10/20
nate2g  (688) Boomtown!, Australia | May 26, 2012
Yep, its a J-Dub pub but at least you know what youíre getting. Huge cask selection but really only worth checking during festival time, unless extremely lucky, you may find something worth drinking if you pop in for a quick look. Always busy with the city crowd, not surprisingly considering the location. Plenty of seating options, spacious old bank venue. Cheap eats etc. Service can be pretty bad, just shout out the number of the beer youíre after thatís displayed on the monitor above the bar.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
shoulderbroken  (208) Tokyo, Japan | March 18, 2012
Well, itís a Wetherspoons, so you know pretty much what you are getting beer and food wise. Prices are good especially for the area and it is a massive place with plenty of seating so probably wouldnít feel too crowded even at its busiest, except maybe at the bar. 24 casks, but this is let down somewhat by the fact that when I visited during the beer festival there were only 13 on, which was a bit of a disappointment. It was the weekend though, and I imagine that is not their busiest time. Most of the stuff they did have on was pretty similar but canít blame the pub for this as the beer fest beer list was very much dominated by bitters.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton  (657) London, England | December 16, 2011
This Spoons is located in an old bank and the space is quite unique. Itís huge, and yet at times still feels cramped (especially at the bar). The beers are pretty standard Spoons fare, and usually in fine condition. The selection is decent. While there are 24 hand-pumps, at least six of those are always something very standard (e.g. Fullers London Pride, Green King IPA, etc.). Itís worth noting, anyway, that with 24 pumps this place boasts the most casks on at one pub (in London). Iíve been unimpressed by the staff and their efficiency on several occasions. Whoever manages the pub seems to never staff adequately during peak hours. All in all not a bad pub and certainly one of the best Spoons pubs in London. A great place to go during the Spoons fests as you will be able to tick a good chunk of the list in one visit. Check it out.

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