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With the success of Spitalfields speakeasy Discount Suit Co in mind, it was with great excitement that I watched the same team of drink aficionados unveil The Sun Tavern in Bethnal Green.
The refurbishment has maintained the East End boozer’s historic charm – bare brickwork, original 19th century tiling and a copper bar come together to create a cosy, unpretentious venue.
Add a cracking soundtrack (think Dire Straits, Sting and The Black Keys) and a menu with something for everyone (beer, ale and wine, plus a list of novel cocktails served in tankards; also cheese boards and gourmet sub sandwiches for lining the stomach), and you’ve got yourself the perfect venue for whiling away dingy winter evenings – or impressing a date, for that matter.
The Sun Tavern London
441 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 0AN, United Kingdom
+44 20 7729 4856
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