Crosse Keys (JDW) | City, Greater London
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Crosse Keys (JDW)
Exceptional based on 12 ratings
Type: Bar

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

jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-crosse-keys

Mayor: Leighton (35) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 12


Crosse Keys (JDW)

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Beer Available At Crosse Keys (JDW) (arranged by most recent)
Portobello Summer Blonde , Caledonian / Barley Brownís Black IPA 79, Adnams / The Alchemist Enraptured 94, Banksís / Devilís Backbone Independence Ale 44, Adnams / Sixpoint Wheat Street 74, Adnams / Bodebrown Cerveja Curitiba 64, Batemans Black & White 45, Adnams / Societe The Publican 82, WharfeBank Lanterne Rouge 44, Wadworth / Fat Headís Rocket Man 49, Fat Heads Rocketman Red Ale 38, Freeminer Speculation Ale 55, Greene King George and the Flagon 20, Hawkshead El Dorado 80, Banksís / Saint Archer Pale Ale 77, Cairngorm Red Rye IPA 54, Rudgate Labyrinth 26, Nottingham Spoon and Arrow 39, Growler Hell Hound 48, Wychwood Piledriver (Cask) 38
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12 reviews for Crosse Keys (JDW)
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  58%
 Selection  68%
 Food  48%
 Value  69%
 Overall  63%
 Rating  70%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10  (110) , Denmark | October 9, 2013
Big and busy place. Big varied selection. Ok service. Ok prices. Beer not in very good condition.
56
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub  (505) 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.
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40  (207) 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.
78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe  (1298) 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.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Rune  (406) 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).
62
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
chriso  (371) 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.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 10/20
nate2g  (647) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | 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.
62
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
shoulderbroken  (182) 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.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton  (619) 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.
32
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 6/20
FatPhil  (304) Tallinn, Estonia | October 23, 2011
The best thing about this pub is that I had a good view of a huge telly where I could see london burn during the riots. The staff were invisible, or I was, not sure which. When I eventually got beers, fewer ticks than any other pub Iíd been to that week, they were basically off. Even the beer that they put on while I was there was off. The place is beautiful, no doubt about that, but everything else about the pub smacks of all thatís bad about McSpoons. Thank god itís cheap spoons prices, otherwise Iíd have trashed the place in this review.

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