Dating from 1721, The Hoop and Grapes has a fascinating history. Saved from demolition in the 1990s and now a grade-II listed building, this pub was the location for secret ‘Fleet’ weddings during the 18th century. Originally opposite the Fleet prison, through a legal loophole secret weddings could be carried out away from the homes of the participants and without banns.
Now a cosy, traditional City of London pub, The Hoop and Grapes has a friendly, busy atmosphere. The pub offers a great range of pub food, beers, wines and a selection of malt whiskies and cigars.
The heated patio and balcony are popular throughout the year and the function room is free to hire. Darts and poker can be played in the games room.
On the site of St Bride’s Church burial ground, remains found during renovation were moved to the British Museum and it is believed that a ghost haunts the bars and cellar.
I go to the Hoop & Grapes regularly and think it's great. The food is served quickly and is always of a high standard. Sausage and mash or the sausage baguette are my favourites. The staff are always friendly and helpful and make you feel like nothing is too much trouble. The place has a nice atmosphere with good background music and plenty of outside seating.
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I used to be a regular here until I moved jobs. At the weekend I went back and after 5 years the manager still remembered us :) Such a friendly little pub. The food is fab - proper pub food and not like the microwave rubbish you get in some places. Its all fresh and a really good selection on the menu.
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