King & Keys, Fleet Street
our final review
posted by pubdog on 24/11/2006
This is another pub that seems to have found its feet after a turbulent time in the recent past, changing hands and name a couple of times in almost as many years, a recent spot of redecoration had us worried for a moment, but it's come through, spruced up, but otherwise unscathed. So, for the last couple of years, it appears to have been getting along quite happily as the King and Keys. It's a pleasant comfortable place, with some decent booze on the hand pumps - 6X and Landlord on the 2 out of 3 working pumps, decent food and prompt, friendly and polite service. Its narrow interior is, comfortably laid out and the atmosphere is relaxed. Being on Fleet Street, this pub is surrounded by some of the greats in London and it's difficult to compete with such illustrious company, but nevertheless this pub has found its own, comfortable niche and we hope it stays that way.
Sadly the King and Keys on Fleet Street has shut down as of 27th July, apparently for good, the company have sold the leasehold for the property and whatever they decide to do with it it won't be a pub anymore apparently. Bit of a shame as it was one of the proper old journalists boozers when Fleet Street was still occupied by the papers, it was the haunt of all the Telegraph journalists. If it comes back - we will let you know.
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142 Fleet Street, Fleet Street, London, EC4A 2BP
Blackfriars: From the tube, take the New Bridge Street exit from the station and proceed up the road toward Ludgate Circus. At the Circus, turn left into Fleet Street and the pub should be about 50 metres up on the right.