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The Sun Tavern

  • Bethnal Green
  • After Work
  • £££

Proper pub serving proper drinks with a great soundtrack until DJs cut in to play old school rock and roll.


441 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 0AN
+44 (0) 20 7739 4097
Opening Times
Mon-Wed 12.00-00.00
Thu-Sat 12.00-02.00
Sun 12.00-00.00
Insider Information
Every week they offer a 'local hero' - a cherry-picked ale from a microbrewery within a 2-mile radius.


  • Design My Night

    Design My Night Says…

    The folks behind the Discount Suit Company have branched out with an exciting new venture in Bethnal Green. This is The Sun Tavern, a relaxing joint specialising in cocktails and fine ales on a historical site close to the underground station. There's been a boozer in some shape or form on the site since 1851, and The Sun Tavern pays homage to the history and charisma of this East London favourite with its stripped back interiors. Thirsty revellers face quite the dilemma; with a large selection of Irish whiskies, Poiton, house lagers and pale ales competing for pride of place on the menu. There's also a weekly changing 'Local Hero' fine ale plucked from microbreweries within a two mile radius.

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  • Best Bars

    Best Bars Says…

    Taking a casual approach in setting, this unassuming pub on Bethnal Green Road is pure magic inside. The dim, narrow, candelit space is equal parts cool and sexy with an L-shaped bar that’s lit up with some of the snazziest lanterns we’ve seen around. This is another page ripped straight off the New York City playbook, striking that perfect balance of Irish dive bar-meets-cocktail den.

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  • Time Out

    Time Out Says…

    Brewed up by the people behind the Discount Suit Company, the newly made-over Sun Tavern (a pub since 1851) focuses on nearly 40 brands of Irish spirits: whiskey and the (formerly illegal) home-distilled potion called poitín (pronounced poe-CHEEN). Whiskeys include the poignantly named Writers Tears, and the selection of poitín – some scarily strong – is the UK’s largest. There is also a short cocktail list (£7.50-£8) and good beers, both bottled and on tap (£4.20-£5).

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