|Venue : The Bell, 29 Bush Lane, City of London. EC4R 0AN|
|Reviewed : August 2007||Telephone : 020 7929 7772|
|Facilities : TV|
The Bell is truly one of the last remaining pubs in the City. If you want to know what a decent pub should be like, then visit The Bell. Stepping into the single saloon bar is like stepping back in time, there is a beautiful traditional feel to this small pub. The Bell has stood on this site since the Great Fire of London in 1666, there is a list of landlords since 1668 on the wall and this only adds to the pleasure of the pint. To top things off, the beer is perfectly kept and is in perfect condition, try a pint of Timothy Taylor's Landlord or maybe a Youngs or a Deuchars, doesn't matter which, they are superb.
The sandwiches are the door stop variety and make a perfect accompaniment to a pint of ale. There are a couple remaining in the City of London, but pubs like this are become few a far between.
Just around the corner from The Bell (out of the door turn right, walk up the hill to Cannon Street, turn right, walk 20m then take the next right down Laurence Pountney Hill) you can find a pair of houses built in 1703 and are among the finest examples of early 18th century domestic architecture in London. The doorways are beautifully carved and can be seen from the street.