|The Minories, 64-73 The Minories, City of London. EC3N 1JL|
|Telephone : 020 7702 1658|
Reviewed : September 2008
|Facilities : Fruit/Golf Machine, 2 bars, TV screens, beer garden.|
Tucked below the railway line feeding Fenchurch Street The Minories has the original arches brick work above and gorgeous flagstone floor below. There are three entrances, from Goodmans Yard (which has the beer garden), the DLR entrance and one under the bridge. The main bar runs parallel to one arch, whilst the second arch has more seating and another bar (which is only used during busy periods). There are plenty of varied seating areas where you can enjoy a drink and something to eat. The main bar is a good size, although I've never been in favour of bars which are elevated off the ground. The beer is very reasonably priced for the City and there is a pound a pint on Thursday nights for certain beers, this must pack the place.
There is a beer garden with wooden seating at the Goodmans Yard entrance which gets busy during the summer months, although the view is not the best it's reasonibly nice. This pub is the last you will find at the South Eastern tip of the City.
It's worth noting that the Minories does not open until 12 noon.
Originally this would have been part of the Minories Railway Station. Which opened in 1840 and closed to the public in 1873 but remained a goods depot until it closed on Sunday 1st April 1951.