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.
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)
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.
The Sun Tavern’s weekly cheese board special is selected by and curtsey of Neal’s Yard Dairy.
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.
Very recently The Sun Tavern decided to release the 2nd Edition of their Menu. The new menu was inspired by the British summer, using British ingredients, Mezcal, Gin, Rum, Irish Whiskey and Poitín.
As The Sun Tavern has the UK’s largest selection of Irish Poitin, we have introduced a Parliament Whiskey and Poitin List. ‘Parliament’ was a term used back in Ireland for illicit spirits. The list showcases a map of Ireland, pin pointing the locations of all the Whiskey and Poitin Distillery’s.
London beer week always brings us joy amidst the harsh winter conditions and we recommend everyone keep the 16th-22nd February free in their diaries. The Sun Taverns 2015 celebrations saw Camden brewery host pints of their fine ale at £3, whilst we had our ‘Bán Poitín Boiler Maker’ on sale for £5 alongside our ‘local heroes’ drinks selection. All of our local hero ales are sourced from breweries in London and host the option to take away a 330ml serving away with you, whether it’s a pre-bottled brew or one of our ever-changing draught numbers.
We have lots planned to expand our fine ales and beers with ‘Umbrella brewing’, a new venture that has us counting down the days until London beer week 2016!
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Our General Manager, Ciaran, is an absolute Poitín and potato distilled spirit nerd. As a result, he was asked his opinion on new potato spirits in an issue of Shortlist magazine in winter 2014.
POITIN IRISH SPIRIT
Ciaran Duffy, of The Sun Tavern on new potato spirit
- Bán, £35; masterofmalt.com
“Made from grain and sugar beets, it’s reminiscent of a fancy grappa but packs more punch. A great cocktail mixer”
- 1512 Spirits Signature, £30; masterofmalt.com
“There’s a great story behind this involving barbershops and Italians. Lovely creaminess from the potato distil that can be enjoyed straight up.”
- Teeling, £28; thewhiskyexchange.com
“This one has the sweet buttery-ness of corn”
- Knockeen Hills, £50; thewhiskyexchange.com
“As Butler’s Irish Book says, ‘It enlighteneth ye heart, casts off melancholy, keeps back old age and breaketh ye wind.”
Stop by The Sun Tavern in Bethnal Green – one of the best places to enjoy poitín in London.