The Smithfield Tavern is to provide an excellent local pub, offering outstanding homemade food with great wines & real ales in a relaxed atmosphere.
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The Smithfield Tavern
105 Charterhouse StreetClerkenwellLondonEC1M 6HW
- +44 (0)20 7253 3882
- Public transport:
- Farringdon, Underground
A good pub tucked away in a corner of Smithfields, we come here a lot for parties as they have a good policy of opening up on Saturdays for private parties (think they are normally closed otherwise). Prices for drinks are decent and there's plenty of space to sit and catch up, it's a long pub so there is quite a big area in the back for sitting/eating. We've done Eurovision parties there and...more
You know how the Smithfield Tavern's website has a menu with loads and loads of vegetarian and vegan pub foods? Well, they've gone and changed their menu completely: 5 salads, 5 sandwiches, small amount of beers on tap. Never again.
DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE!more
This is a nice place for drinks with colleagues or friends, and it does close very late (which is great and very rare in this city !).
However, besides that, there's nothing that makes it stand out of the crowd of nearby pubs, in my opinion...more
I have to say, I quite liked it when it was open much later because then we could end here. As Thomas A. says, it truly does close at a different time each night of each week, depending on the bartender's moods.
I've met some odd but nice people there as well. A homeless guy gave me a rose and was like 'Honey, you be careful they don't snatch your purse' without HIM trying to snatch my purse....more