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Wetherspoons pub in the City. Like many City pubs, it's closed on Sundays, though it is open on Saturdays in the day.

This is a very, very big pub, and hence not a bad choice if you want to meet up with people at peak City drinking hours. Due to its location, the evening clientele is mostly made up of suits, but you won't get looked down on for turning up more casually dressed. Looks perhaps more like a bank than a pub from the outside, and indeed it used to be one. It has at least one bookable function room. It opens from 9am so is handy for breakfast.

Kake and other RGLers visited for breakfast on a Friday morning in May 2008, as the first stop on the Waterloo & City Line Pub Crawl. Kake's traditional breakfast (£3) was actually pretty good for the price, and competently cooked, though my side order of toast (extra cost which I forget) was cold. The barstaff didn't seem at all disconcerted by us ordering beers at 9 in the morning. We weren't the only customers by a long shot, either; there were several other people in for breakfast too.

On Kake's September 2008 visit, there was a minor kerfuffle later in the evening as the staff realised they'd run out of burger buns. Don't know if this is a regular occurrence. They had several interesting guest ales on including Salopian's Oracle.

Accessibility: Toilets are down a flight of stairs, in the basement; haven't yet located an accessible one.

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Last visited by Kake, Billy, and other GWLers, 17 September 2008. Opening hours taken from the 2008 Good Beer Guide and confirmed on the Wetherspoons website, June 2008.

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OS X co-ord: 532982 OS Y co-ord: 181050 (Latitude: 51.512223 Longitude: -0.083408)
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