Bars in Temple for a great night out
Head to the Old Bank of England on Fleet Street for a pint and you’ll be met with one of London’s most ornate bars. With its gilded ceilings, chandeliers and a dark wood, island bar topped by a little clock tower, it’s an experience as much as a place to sample fine English beer and cider. For something more low-key, it’s off to Temple Brew House. Found amidst Temple’s many wine bars is this basementcraft beer pub. Their menu is impressive, stocked with both local brews and ones from further afield, on tap and bottled. Get a taste of France at Baranis, the downstairs cocktail barof the Cigalon restaurant.
Their cocktails feature French signatures like pastis and absinthe, which are used to create potent concoctions such as the Pastis Old Fashioned and the Lady Killer, the latter combining absinthe and tequila with passion fruit, mint and lime juice. Did we mention the indoor pétanque court? Next time you’re in the area, why not add a touch of friendly competition to your night out with friends?