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The Sun Tavern, Bethnal Green, E2

441 Bethnal Green Road
E2
E2 0AN
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Tris C left this review about The Sun Tavern

Formerly boarded up and forlorn, the Sun Inn reopened as the Sun Tavern in 2014. Quite what the area's residents from 1851 when the pub was built would make of the place now, who knows? Perhaps they would have mistaken it for Newgate Prison. This is a narrow and cramped pub with some of the most distressed bare brick walls I've ever seen and just when I think that a pub's interior can't get any more gloomy, along comes another one that takes the biscuit, not that you could find a biscuit in here for the stygian gloom. The floor's bare boarded and I initially thought that all the customers were dwarves until I realised that they were seated. I'd like to describe the furniture but can't as I couldn't see it, though I did manage to find a tall stool and sup at a drinking ledge. The lack of light also means that a very nasty step on the way to the loo could prove a genuine hazard; fairly loud music played by a DJ added to the disorientation.
I had thought that this was a specialist craft beer outlet, but the barmen were bustling away mixing cocktails - the bar also boasts a large selection of whiskies and poitín.
Alas no real ales and as mentioned below, the low light makes it hard to read the clips to the keg taps on a beer wall. One I could read was Camden's Ink stout which was quite nice though very steep at £2.70 a half.
This isn't my thing in so many ways and I doubt that I'm their preferred customer base, so I'll not return.

On 16th August 2019 - rating: 3
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custodian 42 left this review about The Sun Tavern

One room with the bar to the left. No real ale but ten taps of various strengths.

On 17th September 2018 - rating: 5
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Moby Duck left this review about The Sun Tavern

I have been in here I here a few times over the years, first as a basic bog standard pub then later after it had been smartened up a bit. Now everything internally has been stripped back and distressed to give a modern hipster feel. No longer any real ale here but 10 craft taps on the back wall, It is of course still as PSM describes in August, the only change is likely to be the beers. A half of Fourpure Juice Box at £3.00 a half was a decent start to the day.I quite liked it here, maybe not everybody's cup of tea but there are far worse places on the Bethnal Green Road.

On 17th December 2017 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Old Blue
Bethnal Green, 0.16 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Cambridge Heath (London), 0.42 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Whitechapel, 0.78 miles, 14 min walk (show)
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16th Aug 2019, 20:27
Review submitted by Tris C
 
31st Jul 2019, 23:15
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 25 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 16 August 2019 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 25 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 July 2013 by Moby Duck
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  • Jukebox : No last updated 25 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
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