North London

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Campaign for Real Ale

Last Judgment

95 Chancery Lane
Emailku.oc.tnemgdujtsaleht@seiriuqne Telephone(020) 7831 2660
Real AleQuiet PubFamily FriendlyLunchtime MealsEvening MealsDisabled AccessSmokingRestaurantFunction RoomDog FriendlyWiFi
Opening times: Mon–Wed 12:00-23:00; Thu 12:00-00:30 next day; Fri and Sat 12:00-01:00 next day; Sun closed
Regular beers: Adnams Ghost Ship, Fuller's London Pride, Timothy Taylor Landlord

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As a Wetherspoon's pub it closed on 17th March 2023. It has been taken on by Berkeley Inns and reopened as The Last Judgment. Since its time as a Spoons the number of handpumps are reduced to 6. All mainstream breweries eg Fuller's, Tim Taylor, Adnams and what we assume is a guest, in Mod-Oct from Allsops. No TV but background music not intrusive. Bench seating now along the wall opposite the bar. Very comfortable. Quiet compared to Spoons days. The pub actually opens at 7.30am for breakfasts served until 10.30. The hours given are for the bar's opening. The food timings given are for the A La Carte menu.

Some background on its previous incarnation -

The Knights Templar, a military order founded in the 12th century which rendered service to the Crown as bankers until dissolved by the Pope in 1312, owned land on which Chancery Lane was built and the imposing Wetherspoon's conversion, which bears its name, of a former banking hall appeared in the film of "The Da Vinci Code".

The building and its front railings are Grade II listed. The scroll of the original Union Bank of London is seen above the entrance, which leads into a grand high-ceilinged bar with many original decorative features retained and enhanced, including magnificent fluted and scroll-topped slender columns supporting the ochre-painted ceiling with its illustrated panels and large chandeliers.

A long curved wooden bar counter, equipped with brass footrests, runs most of the length of one side, with a metal sculpture of a knight as the centrepiece of the ornate back bar. Tall windows provide plenty of light reflected in the long mirrors hung from the cream painted walls.

A variety of seating areas are provided with both tiled and carpeted flooring. Towards the rear are several large round stone-topped tables near the grand oak staircase down to the toilets.

Stairs to the rear, topped by a prominent clock, lead to three interconnected mezzanine rooms, two of them wood panelled with library shelving and balconies overlooking the main bar.