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Field Day Fat White Family After Party

On the last day of Field Day 2016, one of the best small festivals in Victoria Park… After party. The Sun Tavern.     Just down the road from Victoria Park in Bethnal Green, we were offering 25% off to all festival go-ers and Saul from the Fat White Family was doing a DJ set. […]

On the last day of Field Day 2016, one of the best small festivals in Victoria Park…

After party. The Sun Tavern.

 

 

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Just down the road from Victoria Park in Bethnal Green, we were offering 25% off to all festival go-ers and Saul from the Fat White Family was doing a DJ set.

Saul’s tunes really kept the festival vibes flowing and carry on right till close.

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All in all it was a success and we will be throwing after parties for all the Victoria Park festivals on the horizon!

It was one in one out towards the end and we really didn’t want to turn people away but it was jammers! Sorry!

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Shortlist Pint and Pistachios Awards 2015

Flattered to be entered, even better to win something.   We must say to be considered one of the top 30 pubs in London within our first year of being open was an achievement in itself and only goes to show that if you invest in your staff, product and ethos, you will be rewarded.   […]

Flattered to be entered, even better to win something.

 

We must say to be considered one of the top 30 pubs in London within our first year of being open was an achievement in itself and only goes to show that if you invest in your staff, product and ethos, you will be rewarded.

 

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When the lads received and invite to the award ceremony we were a bit taken back. In all honesty we hadn’t been pushing it all that much, other than some tweets and facebook posts, so you could imagine the lads got a little excited and thought they might have to buy a nice jacket!

When Ciaran and Barry went along to the award ceremony I remember them saying “it got down to the last 5 and we hadn’t been called, then the last 3, so we’re like sweet, bronze, right? Then the last 2 and we were called out!!! Best New Comer and 2nd place aint bad!”

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Irish Whiskey & Coffee

We are big into our Irish Whiskey over here at The Sun Tavern in Bethnal Green. We have one of the widest selections in London, and have been working with Irish Whiskey distilleries a like to bring you great whiskey cocktails on our house cocktail menu, and on Wednesdays for our Whiskey Wednesday £5 cocktail […]

We are big into our Irish Whiskey over here at The Sun Tavern in Bethnal Green.

We have one of the widest selections in London, and have been working with Irish Whiskey distilleries a like to bring you great whiskey cocktails on our house cocktail menu, and on Wednesdays for our Whiskey Wednesday £5 cocktail menu.

 

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We also enjoy really good fair trade, specialty, coffee and espresso provided by the guys over at Black Sheep. We believe that it is the perfect kind of Espresso for all the coffees that we make, mixing with booze and cocktails too.

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As quite a few of the bar tenders here at The Sun Tavern are Irish, they’re quite partial to a good Irish Whiskey and aren’t strangers to dropping a bit in their coffee! They’ve come up with The Sun Tavern Irish Coffee that tastes grand…

The Sun Tavern Irish Coffee

 

Powers’ Gold Label Whiskey, Espresso Shot, Demerara Sugar, Stout Cream & Nutmeg

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The Nutmeg gives it a really nice aroma, Powers’ Gold Label Whiskey and the Espresso compliment one another effortlessly. The Demerara Sugar and Stout Cream blend to give a hint of creamy sweetness, but never too intense. It makes a good after lunch drink to get the day going or a mellow night cap, either way tastes great, and you should get down and try one!

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*For more info, ask at the bar at The Sun Tavern, Cocktail and Whiskey bar London*

St. Patrick’s Day 2016

Poitín fuelled piss up We might be a long way from the land of the four-leaf clover here in Bethnal Green, but we’ve still got plenty of Poitín, Irish Whiskey and Irish bartenders     We had a craic’ing night here in The Sun Tavern, bit of an alternative one as there were no Guinness […]

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We might be a long way from the land of the four-leaf clover here in Bethnal Green, but we’ve still got plenty of Poitín, Irish Whiskey and Irish bartenders

 

 

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We had a craic’ing night here in The Sun Tavern, bit of an alternative one as there were no Guinness hats only Teeling Caps!

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We teamed up with Bán Poitín to come up with an ace bespoke cocktail menu, like the Galway Bay, Power to you Elbow, Mountain Dew and the Bán & Black, split over tankard and short style cocktails with Dave Mulligan behind the bar most of the night!

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Fourpure Brewing Co. provided us with their sweet and refreshing Oatmeal stout so no one was left out.

We thought since we’re in the East End, we’d bring a bit of fusion for the food front and do traditional Bethnal Green style Pie & Mash from G. Kelly’s Pie & Mash shop across the road and it went down a treat (seeing as the Irish still love potatoes haha!).

We also did a little video interview with Theresa from G’ Kelly’s Pie & Mash if you want to check it out, she is pretty comedy

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We also had a live Folk band to kick it off and DJ’s to carry on through the night. All in all it was a great one, by far the most packed we’ve ever been, and definitely topped last year, which we thought might not be possible given how good that was!

Here are some of the Bán Poitín cocktails that were being served on the night…

 

Galway Bay

Bán Poitín, Homemade Lime Cordial, Citric Acid & a Bay Leaf

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Power to your Elbow

Bán Poitín, Amaro Montenegro, Black Sheep Espresso & Fourpure Oatmeal Stout

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Mountain Dew

Bán Poitín, Lillet Blanc, Tripple Sec, Violette & Lemon Juice

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Don’t miss next year’s St. Patrick’s Day at The Sun Tavern, Poitin and Whiskey bar London!

Poitín & Coffee

You like Coffee right…? Ever tried Poitín…? “Let us tell you they go great together.” You might already know, we love Poitín here at The Sun Tavern and we also love coffee. Then a bartender had a brain wave one day and thought… “We sell great Coffee, we specialise in Poitín…” and the light bulb […]

You like Coffee right…? Ever tried Poitín…?

“Let us tell you they go great together.”

You might already know, we love Poitín here at The Sun Tavern and we also love coffee. Then a bartender had a brain wave one day and thought…

“We sell great Coffee, we specialise in Poitín…”

and the light bulb above his head turned on. Obviously everyone including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell (who ever said it… haha) loves Espresso Martini’s. They’re often requested at the bar so why not make our own The Sun Tavern Espresso Martini using Bán Poitín…?

 

The Sun Tavern Espresso Martini

 

Bán Poitin, Amaro Montenegro, Averna, Espresso Shot, Stout & Condensed Milk

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As Poitín is becoming more and more established in it’s own out right booze genre, we want to be at the forefront of innovating the use of Poitín in cocktails and we think Poitín and Espresso together will bring it to the masses and maybe choose Poitín over other clear spirits one day.

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*For more info, ask at the bar at The Sun Tavern, Whiskey and Poitín bar in London*

 

Whiskey Wednesday – April – Heaven Hill Distillery

You probably already know or have been to all the cocktail bars in Shoreditch for a mid week tipple… This month you should definitely head over to our cocktail bar, The Sun Tavern right by Bethnal Green tube. As we mentioned on our previous News post about Whiskey Wednesday’s, our cocktail bar has seen the likes […]

You probably already know or have been to all the cocktail bars in Shoreditch for a mid week tipple…

This month you should definitely head over to our cocktail bar, The Sun Tavern right by Bethnal Green tube.

As we mentioned on our previous News post about Whiskey Wednesday’s, our cocktail bar has seen the likes of a few different bespoke cocktail menu’s floating around.

We our trying to explore more avenues of whiskey being used as a base in cocktails, Irish Whiskey in particular. These cocktail menus are in collaboration with different whiskey distilleries every month to bring you great Whiskey based cocktails every Wednesday as well as our recently updated house cocktail menu.

This month it’s with the Heaven Hill Distillery and the cocktails are as follows…

 

 

 

BREAKFAST IN KENTUCKY

 

Rittenhouse Straight Rye 100, Campari, Marmalade, Lemon sherbet and Club soda

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DERBY FIX

 

Evan Williams Black Label, Cherry Hearing, Peychauds bitters, Sugar Cube and Sparkling wine

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ROUTE THROUGH THE ORIENT

 

Chinese 5 spice infused Rittenhouse Straight Rye, Plum shiso, Sacred spice vermouth

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PICKLEBACK

 

A shot of Rittenhouse Straight Rye 100 and a shot of homemade pickle brine

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Ask at the bar for more information about up and coming Whiskey Wednesdays here at our cocktail bar in Bethnal Green, the best place for Irish whiskey in London.

Whiskey Wednesdays – March – Bushmills

If you’ve been having cocktails during the week around Bethnal Green recently, you may have noticed that every Wednesday in The Sun Tavern there is a bespoke cocktail menu on the tables. These cocktail menus are in collaboration with a different Whiskey distillery each month. The Sun Tavern kicked the year off with Woodford Reserve […]

If you’ve been having cocktails during the week around Bethnal Green recently, you may have noticed that every Wednesday in The Sun Tavern there is a bespoke cocktail menu on the tables. These cocktail menus are in collaboration with a different Whiskey distillery each month.

The Sun Tavern kicked the year off with Woodford Reserve in January, followed by Glendalough Distillery in February and the current cocktail menu for March is with Bushmills Distillery. Pop in if you’re in the Bethnal Green area for some delicious £6 cocktails!

The current Bushmills cocktails look a lot like these…

 

 

 

AULD FASHIONED

 

Bushmills Original, Cocchi Torino, Benedictine & Chocolate Bitters.

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WOLFHOUND

 

Bushmills Black Bush, Sacred Spiced Vermouth, Cherry Heering & Pink Grapefruit.

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ÚLL & JEREZ

 

Bushmills Black Bush, Fino Sherry, Apple and Chamomile Shrubb, Lemon & Honey Water.

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*For more info, ask at the bar at The Sun Tavern, Cocktail and Whiskey bar London*

Local Hero: Theresa – G. Kelly Pie & Mash – Bethnal Green

Local Hero – Theresa of G. Kelly’s Pie & Mash in Bethnal Green Theresa has lived and worked in G. Kelly’s Pie & Mash shop on Bethnal Green road, just over the road and down a bit for us here at The Sun Tavern. She tells us about some of the history of Bethnal Green, how […]

Local Hero – Theresa of G. Kelly’s Pie & Mash in Bethnal Green

Theresa has lived and worked in G. Kelly’s Pie & Mash shop on Bethnal Green road, just over the road and down a bit for us here at The Sun Tavern. She tells us about some of the history of Bethnal Green, how it has changed over the years and her involvement with the Pie & Mash Shop and our 2016 St. Patrick’s Day Party.

People come in and they go ‘What pies do you do’ and I say ‘Mince beef’ …’yea, but what else’. ‘no, minced beef’.

Should be good #craic on the 17th!! #StPatricksDay

 

 

Why London Beer Week is a good thing? – Rich Yong

Rich Yong – Camden Town Brewery Here we have Rich Yong from Camden Town Brewery sitting in The Sun Tavern, telling us why Drink Up London’s London Beer Week 2016 is a good thing. Giving us some of the do’s and don’t’s when it comes to £3 pints and £5 Boilermakers.

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Here we have Rich Yong from Camden Town Brewery sitting in The Sun Tavern, telling us why Drink Up London’s London Beer Week 2016 is a good thing.

Giving us some of the do’s and don’t’s when it comes to £3 pints and £5 Boilermakers.

BLOODY MARYS ON A SUNDAY

Spice up your Sunday with our ‘hangover cure’ Bloody Mary Menu. This will include a TST twist on a classic Bloody Mary, the Bloody Murphy and finally, the Mad Mary. The Sun Tavern Bloody Mary – £7.50 “Our twist on a classic” Vodka, Sun Spice Mix, Fresh Tomato Juice, Celery   Bloody Murphy – £7.50 “An Irish inspired take” Poitin, Sun […]

Spice up your Sunday with our ‘hangover cure’ Bloody Mary Menu.

This will include a TST twist on a classic Bloody Mary, the Bloody Murphy and finally, the Mad Mary.

The Sun Tavern Bloody Mary – £7.50 “Our twist on a classic”

Vodka, Sun Spice Mix, Fresh Tomato Juice, Celery

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Bloody Murphy – £7.50 “An Irish inspired take”

Poitin, Sun Spice Mix, Fresh Tomato Juice, Sherry Vinegar & Stout

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Mad Mary – £10 “Pint sized and very hot!! A classic Bloody Mary turned up to 11, she’s a bit of an animal!!”

Homemade Angry Chilli Vodka, Sun Spice Mix, Fresh Tomato Juice & Meat Stick (optional)

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Ballantine’s – Whiskey Wednesday – December

Scotch Whisky always seems more fitting in December, see how the Scots brave the bitter winds and icy evenings. In Bethnal Green we do it slightly differently in the shape of Scotch cocktails. For December’s Whiskey Wednesday bespoke cocktail menu we teamed up with Ballantine’s Blended Scotch Whisky to bring you these Scotch serves. Christmas […]

Scotch Whisky always seems more fitting in December, see how the Scots brave the bitter winds and icy evenings.

In Bethnal Green we do it slightly differently in the shape of Scotch cocktails. For December’s Whiskey Wednesday bespoke cocktail menu we teamed up with Ballantine’s Blended Scotch Whisky to bring you these Scotch serves.

Christmas Mac

Ballantine’s Hard Fired Whisky, Ginger Wine, Dark Chocolate Liqueur & Amontillado Sherry.

Darién

Ballantine’s Hard Fired Whisky, Buttered Rum, Pedro Ximenez Sherry & Five Spice Syrup (Served Hot).

Fifth

Ballantine’s Hard Fired Whisky, Spiced Vermouth, Raspberry Cordial, Lime, Peychaud’s Bitters. Topped with Club Soda.

Shoreditch Shaken: Rose Hipster

 The Sun Tavern’s very own Jake Rogers offered a live tutorial for Shoreditch Shaken’s ‘Bartender Takeover’ where he demonstrates The Sun Tavern’s signature serve ‘The Rose Hipster’. If you’re yet to try this mixed drink, come down to The Sun Tavern and see why it was chosen as Septembers ‘Bartender Takeover’ drink of choice.

The Sun Tavern’s very own Jake Rogers offered a live tutorial for Shoreditch Shaken’s ‘Bartender Takeover’ where he demonstrates The Sun Tavern’s signature serve ‘The Rose Hipster’. If you’re yet to try this mixed drink, come down to The Sun Tavern and see why it was chosen as Septembers ‘Bartender Takeover’ drink of choice.

NYE TICKETS & BOOKINGS

The Sun Tavern has table bookings available for groups on New Years Eve if you’d like a guaranteed space on one of the most hectic nights of the year! Tickets cost £5 per person in advance, plus there will be a very limited number of tickets available on the door of the night. Tickets guarantee […]

The Sun Tavern has table bookings available for groups on New Years Eve if you’d like a guaranteed space on one of the most hectic nights of the year!

Tickets cost £5 per person in advance, plus there will be a very limited number of tickets available on the door of the night. Tickets guarantee entry before 9PM but if you arrive after and we’re at full capacity you may have to queue for a while.

To book a table for you and your group, £5 per person must be paid in advance to confirm the booking. The latest time available to book a table for is 8PM. Failure to show confirmation of the booking means your ticket will still be valid for entry but your table may be given away.

The Sun Tavern’s New Years Eve opening times – 12PM until 2AM

  • Tickets cost £5
  • Tickets available at the bar, online, or by phone – 020 7739 4097
  • Limited tickets available on door
  • Opening times – 12PM – 2AM
  • Guaranteed entry with ticket before 9PM

 

TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. FAILURE TO SHOW TICKET OR LATE ARRIVALS WHO CANNOT GET IN DUE TO FULL CPACAITY ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR A REFUND.

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PRIVATE AREA BOOKINGS

The Sun Tavern hosts private bookings for small groups as well as private area hire for larger groups throughout the seasonal period. So if you want an escape from the continuous Christmas songs and flashing reindeers we’ve got you covered. That isn’t to say we don’t like the festive period, but we’d rather fill our […]

The Sun Tavern hosts private bookings for small groups as well as private area hire for larger groups throughout the seasonal period.

So if you want an escape from the continuous Christmas songs and flashing reindeers we’ve got you covered.

That isn’t to say we don’t like the festive period, but we’d rather fill our East London home with body warming mixed drinks and seasonal ales instead of eccentric lights and tired out Christmas jingles.

There are lots of private hire options; you can book a table if you’re part of a small grouper, or alternatively the back of our East London home is very spacious and ideal for larger groups to take advantage of by booking a private area to enjoy one or more of our seasonal beverages.

Our local hero fine ales are sourced from nearby London breweries and will be a hand picked selection of our favourite craft beers seasonally available.

Our ‘Hot Punch’, includes our alcoholic ginger beer that is produced through ‘Umbrella Brewing’ as well as Bán Poitín and all the other necessities for a fine winter punch!

Hot Punch Recipe:

Umbrella Brewing Ginger Beer (5% abv), Sacred spiced Vermouth, Cinnamon, Lemon juice, honey water, Bán Poitín, drops Motzart chocolate bitters

Hot Punch is available from 4th November and priced at £4 a cup.

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CHRISTMAS / NYE OPENING TIMES

If you were in East London… in Bethnal Green… thinking about having a tankard cocktail, a pint of fine ale or a cup of Hot Punch, here at The Sun Tavern, over the Christmas period… You were probably wondering what the holiday opening hours were… CLOSED – 24/25/26/27 DECEMBER OPEN – 28/29/30 DECEMBER NYE – […]

If you were in East London… in Bethnal Green… thinking about having a tankard cocktail, a pint of fine ale or a cup of Hot Punch, here at The Sun Tavern, over the Christmas period…

You were probably wondering what the holiday opening hours were…

CLOSED – 24/25/26/27 DECEMBER

OPEN – 28/29/30 DECEMBER

NYE – OPEN UNTIL 2AM

(£5 TICKETS IN ADVANCE PLUS LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR )

OPEN – 01 JAN (FROM 6PM UNTIL 1 AM)

(NORMAL OPENING TIMES RESUME AFTER 01 JAN)

 

THE SUN TAVERN FOOD MENUS

In addition to the new drinks, The Sun Tavern now has to offer a new food menu. The Scotch Eggs, curtsey of Pig & Hay, come in a few varieties like Pork & Herb, Pork & Stilton or Vegetarian. The Sausage Rolls, also provided by Pig & Hay, come in a variety of Pork & […]

In addition to the new drinks, The Sun Tavern now has to offer a new food menu. The Scotch Eggs, curtsey of Pig & Hay, come in a few varieties like Pork & Herb, Pork & Stilton or Vegetarian. The Sausage Rolls, also provided by Pig & Hay, come in a variety of Pork & Herb, Pork & Stilton and Steak & Ale. Both the Scotch Eggs and Sausage Rolls come with a spicy Tomato jam and a chunky Piccalilli.

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To top it off if your just feeling a little snack to go with your drink, there are Nocellera Olives, Rosemary & Juniper Berry Pickled Onions, Mixed Nuts, Salted Pretzels, Wasabi Peas and Pickled Eggs.

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