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Knights Templar

95 Chancery Lane
Holborn
London
WC2A 1DT

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Opening Times

Monday8.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday8.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday8.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday8.00 am - 11.30 pm
Friday8.00 am - 11.30 pm
Saturday11.00 am - 7.00 pm
Sundayclosed

Meal Times

8am - 11 Mon - Fri
12 - 5 Sat
Closed Sun

Owner

Wetherspoon

About the Pub

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 this 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. Silent TV screens show news or sport.

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. These may be reserved for groups, whilst the whole pub can be hired for private functions on Saturday evenings and Sundays.

The venue is licensed for wedding ceremonies which may result in its closure for the whole of a Saturday - if you are planning to visit then, a phone call to check is strongly advised.

Historic Interest

Grade II listing:- Bank. 1865 by F.W. Porter, built as the Union Bank of London. Portland stone, slate roof. Stately, richly detailed High Renaissance design. 3 storeys, basement and dormered attic. 4 window wide frontage to Chancery Lane, splayed corner entrance bay and 12-window wide front to Carey Street with central and terminal advanced pavilions. Aediculed corner entrance. 3 storey loggia treatment to Chancery Lane with semicircular arched windows contained within successive Tuscan, Ionic and Corinthian orders in coupled columns. The Carey Street front has the same theme but with coupled pilasters. Arcaded 1st floor windows. Terminal pavilions as loggias. The central pavilion 2 storeyed with stone ball finials to cornice blocking course. Heavy main cornice and entablature with semicircular, pedimented dormers above. Fine heavy cast iron area railings. Original banking hall with rich Renaissance detailing, largely intact.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Fuller's London Pride
  • Greene King IPA
  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 8 changing beers.

Source: National

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Knights Templar, London

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CamraVoucherScheme CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Until 9pm (6pm Sat)

  • Events Events

    Takes part in the annual 'Legal Walk'

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Each of the three rooms upstairs may be booked (min 20 covers to do so)

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Pavement (on Carey St only)

  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Sound off.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Knights Templar

95 Chancery Lane
Holborn
London
WC2A 1DT

Sat Nav Reference

51.515307, -0.111614

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (320m)

Various

Nearby Station (600m)

City Thameslink

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (350m)

Chancery Lane

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