Rising Sun, Smithfield
The Rising Sun is an old and attractive, traditional pub hidden away in a Dickensian-looking alley next door to the magnificent and historic Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great.. Unlike other nearby establishments popular with the besuited chaps from the City, this pub seems to attract an interesting mix of regulars, including local office workers, students and designery types from the agencies around. It's a pretty comfortable place with darts and fruit machines up at one end, friendly service, cheap grub and a Tuesday quiz night. With well-priced, well-kept Sam Smith's beers, its a good pub if you happen by and it's also one of the few places open at weekends in Smithfield.
Review: 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful
03 Dec 2012
The Rising Sun is just tucked away down a side street close to Smithfield's meat market. The alley it's on is actually called Rising Sun Ct. Its a Samuel Smith pub so has a traditional feel to it. Its quite dark and cosy, has a bar section and a seated area downstairs and upstairs there is a dining lounge that is open in the evenings. It also has some reasonably priced drinks on offer. It looks a little tired and in need of a bit of a refurb, but that kind of adds to the charm. I also noticed that they had a shelf with various board games that customers can use which is a nice touch! It's one of those pubs that still has a "proper pub" feel to it. None of that trendy gastro pub thing going on here!
02 Jul 2008
I just love this pub!! It's what a pub should be like: a place where friends can meet up and have a great time ! the food is great and the beer is one of the best in London!! Not to mention the best prices in London!!
38 Cloth Fair, Barbican, London, EC1A 7JQ
020 7726 6671
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How to find the Rising Sun pub
Turn right out of Barbican station and then right at the lights. Walk along Long Lane until you almost get to Smithfield Market. The pub is in the alleyway on the left.