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The Hat and Tun in Clerkenwell serves a range of real ales, draught lagers and fine wines. Classic pub lunches are available and include pie and mash, salt beef sandwiches and ploughmans.

Ranked #96 of 2091 pubs & bars in London
Part of the ETM Group group
"The Hat and Tun is a wonderful gastro pub based in Hatton Garden, offering first class real ales, premium draught lagers, excellent wines and spirits and good honest pub fare, including pie and mash, toasties and ploughmans. Private dining is available in the upstairs dining room – perfect for private meetings, lunches or dinners, as well as the ‘snug’ at the back of the pub which accommodates up to 25 guests. Additionally, the entire venue is available for exclusive hire for up to 100 guests, catering to a variety of events including birthday parties, business meetings, private drinks and wedding receptions."

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By Sara S.

We celebrated our daughter's 21st at the Hat and Tun on Saturday evening as a private hire. Nadia guided us through the arrangements and it all went like clockwork on the evening. The venue looked fantastic, the staff had decorated it beautifully with the bunting and lights that we had left. They were extremely helpful and efficient and no request was too much to ask. The size is great for 70 - 80 people and the atmosphere is welcoming, location is also good and easy for friends to find. There are lots of options for food, we chose the canapes which were plentiful. We all had a great evening and would highly recommend the Hat and Tun to everyone! Thank you Nadia and the staff in the Hat and Tun!

By Laura O.

Recently had My husbands 30th Birthday Party here. I had been planning the event for ages and nadia was an absolute star dealing with all my queries. The night went off with a bang and everyone enjoyed themselves, the food was amazing and the staff were lovely. The pub itself was clean, and in a great spot. I would defo book again and will be keeping Nadia in my contacts list. Could not of asked for more. Massive thank you to Nadia and the Hat and Tun staff.

By Thomas C.

Recently held an engagement party at the Hat and Tun, hiring out the whole venue on a Saturday night. Couldn't have asked for more - from first contact Nadia was fantastic in helping us get organised, and keeping us informed in the run-up to our event. On the night itself the pub was perfect, we had around 100 guests which was bustling, but certainly not uncomfortable. Staff on the night were very attentive and friendly, and music was easily plugged in to the pub's sound system. Would recommend without hesitation!

By Maria K.

We had a small work gathering here last week and had the area by the fire place booked. Staff were great on the night and the platters were excellent value. Will be coming back again!

By Yvonne B.

Just hosted a day to evening party on a Sunday at The Hat and Tun and pleased to say that standards seem to be as high as previously reported here! Nadio very helpful making the set-up stress free. Had an absolutely brilliant time - staff were lovely and couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. The food was great too - we had platters late afternoon and baguettes later on to keep things tidy - all my guests really enjoyed it. Everybody kept saying 'what a lovely pub'. It felt like it was my own special pub for the day. Thank you all!

By Geraldine S.

Just had a party at the Hat and Tun and like most people below can't recommend it highly enough. Great events support in the run-up from Nadia, and friendly, professional service on the night from Artur, Ana and Miro. Had a fantastic night as a result - I will be hiring this venue again for sure!

By Marc B.

Had my 40th at the Hat&Tun last Saturday. The party was a success and all enjoyed it. It was easy to organise (many thanks to Nadia for making it so), the food was great, service excellent and there was no shortage of drinks. The added bonus of having such a great pub all to ourselves was fantastic. I would definitely host another party there (once I've detoxed a bit!).

By Charlotte B.

Had my 30th birthday party here on Saturday night and it was an excellent night. In the run up, Nadia was very helpful in arranging everything and the staff on the night were friendly and helpful, making it a really good atmosphere for a party as didn't have to worry about anything. As it's a Saturday you get the whole pub to yourself which is great, the perfect way to celebrate with your friends.

By Caroline O.

The most perfect venue for my 'Beating Cancer' celebration. Such a versatile venue, I organised an auction, had amazing food and throw a party! Nothing was to much for the team, they all bent over backwards to help with any request and were always smiling! I would defnatly recommend this venue and hope to be organising some more celebrations at their venues soon. Thanks again guys, it was a week ago now ad people are still talking about how great the night was!

By Paul W.

The perfect venue for a 30th birthday! They looked after us perfectly and gave us a night to remember thanks to the location, atmosphere, staff and food...thanks so much!

By Ashley P.

We had a joint 30th Birthday at the Hat and Tun and the evening was brilliant. In the run up to the party, Nadia was really helpful with suggestions and all the planning and helping us to coordinate the flowers and cakes into the pub. The food was excellent and presented beautifully, with so many comments from our guests, which I passed onto the staff on the nights. The staff were professional and really helpful which made all the guests feel at ease and did the little things like bringing the veggie food to the vegetarians. There is nothing I could fault and I would like to thank everyone for making the evening such a success. We had a 1920's prohibition party which worked really well in the venue and we had space in the back for a roulette table. Thank you all for making the evening so perfect and I would recommend you to any of my friends looking for a similar event.

By Paolo C.

My wife and I booked a 30th birthday party for her at the Hat & Tun, and it is an excellent venue. The management are very friendly and responsive, and made the booking process easy, as well as being very helpful in relation to logistics (DJ recommendation, cake delivery, etc). The staff on the night were professional and courteous, and the place itself was spotless and a really nice place to party. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Hat & Tun to friends, and several of our guests mentioned how much they liked the place.

By Patrick O.

I booked that Hat & Tun for a birthday party recently and it really worked well as a venue. It is free to book, but there is a required minimum bar spend on a Saturday night which at £1K is easily competitive; other places I contacted were around the £3K mark. £1K may sound like a lot but I had c. 70 people there and met this with no trouble. The venue is both central and a bit off-the-beaten-track, which means it feels quite private. The staff were excellent, they were there when they said they would be and worked hard to make sure the evening ran smoothly. I was very pleased with this as a venue and would definitely recommend it and use it again.

By James C.

I held my 30th Birthday at the Hat & Tun last Saturday and I was very pleased with my choice. The staff were professional and responsive before the evening and the food served and bar staff were great on the night. Location is good, decor is nice, overall a very positive experience, i would definitely recommend.

By James D.

I had my 40th birthday party at the Hat and Tun, and the venue was perfect. It looks like a country hunting lodge, but in the city of London, and perfect for the 70 plus friends that turned up. My friends thought that I must have spend a lot to hire such a great venue for a private party on a sat evening, but it was free, although I am reluctant to tell them that :) The stuffed animal heads on the wall did get some comment from my veggie/vegan friends, but they added to the country feeling to the place. Highly recommended as an alternative to the over stylised and overpriced London bars!

By Nadine C.

Since my last post, I simply want to let customers know that the situation has been resolved. The Hat & Tun did apologise for what happened and have dealt with my complaint fairly and with professionalism. We will be giving the pub a second chance and assume that our misadventure was down to bad luck.

By Lisa B.

The Hat and Tun is a great little pub, one of the best I've ever been in. I am lucky in that the pub is close to my office and I frequent it many lunch times and evenings. Great variety of beer well kept and good affordable food. Staff is very friendly and they are making really welcoming atmosphere. The hard part is keeping away!

By Adam B.

I've just caught the review posted by a guest last week and I would just like to say that this could not be further from the truth about the Hat and Tun. We go to the pub quiz at The Hat and Tun every week and absolutely love the team and the food. We don't always win the quiz but the great atmosphere and service keeps us coming back week after week. Keep up the good work!

By Nadine C.

Our company is moving office and we went to investigate the neighborhood for a 'local'. On our first 'company outing', we went there and thought this was a good local - and spent shit loads of money. The next day, we went for a cheeky pint on our lunch...and it was a completely different story. A group of 5 of us went in to be told that the big tables are reserved for people who eat. Fair enough. We were told we could sit on one of the smaller tables if we only wanted a drink. Not even half way through our pint, the manager came up to us to tell us we needed to free up the table for 2 people who came in to eat...even though there was a table free right next to us. The two people were horrified to see we were being booted off the table for them and told the manager that it was wrong to expect that and left. The manager insisted that it was what he needed to do and after a brief discussion about Customer Service, he admitted he didn't handled the situation very well. The situation wasn't handled well and I vowed I would never go there again...oh - and I've warned the people I've worked with. Tough.

By Z.

I hired the Hat & Tun for my 30th Birthday this weekend. I found it to be an excellent venue for a private party.

It's large enough to have a decent amount of people with room for a DJ and dancing. As it's just off the main road if feels secluded and you don't get strays walking in from the street!

It's rustic without being grungey.I honestly can't be complimentary enough about the level of service we received.

All through the booking process and the lead up to the event the Events Manager, Nadia, was in regular contact with me, was very informative and very responsive to my requests.

On the night the manager, Romeo, and the barman were fantastic. They made me and my guests feel extremely welcome and well looked after.

All my friends commented on just how impressed they were with the service. It made a massive difference to our night. I can't recommend The Hat & Tun highly enough.

By Kitty M.

Great new pub to open in EC1, really well run, and the food is reasonable, good for after work and a little lunch time snack. I will revisit.

By Alfie W.

Sitting rather quaintly just off the densely populated Farringdon and Clerkenwell Roads is the Hat And Tun, a popular gastro pub in the ETM Group possessing a warm and welcoming atmosphere whether its drinks or food you’re after.

The Venue
Like many other City boozers, the Hat And Tun is a uniquely shaped vintage building. It still has plenty of the classic pub hallmarks, such as green tiles on the walls and leather bar stools accompanied with a rather regal-looking wooden bar, which dominates the main space in the pub. The venue stands out with its bold black signs teamed with gold writing and even an impressive ‘Hat And Tun’ motif at the very top of the building to guide the way.

There are two entrances on each side paving the way into the first half of the pub, a relatively small dining area and bar, which looks bigger due to high ceilings and large wall-mounted mirrors. One theme throughout the Hat And Tun is taxidermy, and stuffed and mounted badgers, foxes, hogs, fish and deer heads are all kooky embellishments. The back space of the pub serves as a lounge area, with more comfortable leather seating and a cosy ambience.

The Atmosphere
Typically on weekdays you can expect to be met with a flurry of City workers popping in for a liquid lunch or a quick bite. Evenings are the same, and there’s a real feeling of relief as people wind down, mainly owing to the pub’s location in a busy area of commerce. Low-hanging, dim lighting around the bar matches the relaxing theme. Staff at the pub are friendly and well-presented, looking sophisticated in shirts and trousers. They cater to your needs and the importance of the customer shines through at this venue. This is all part and parcel with the strong feeling of a traditional boozer and events like the Monday night quiz (an eye-watering £100 bar tab is up for grabs) and the stunning upstairs private dining area accentuate this even more.

The Food
There’s an extensive menu available at the Hat And Tun and there are various types of food to dig in to. For those searching for a quick and easy bite, there's a handy bar snack menu with treats such as Scotch egg with HP sauce (£4), Black Country pork scratchings (£3) and an ever-changing selection of toasted sandwiches from as little as £3.95. There is also a fine selection of sandwiches and baguettes to get stuck into, the hot salt beef doorstep sandwich worth a look, served with mustard, pickles, crisps and salad. A healthy list of starter options help show off the flexibility of the venue and highlights include the soup of the day served with crusty bread (£6) and the colourful chicory, pear, walnut and blue cheese salad (£7).

Main dishes at the restaurant are certainly value for money and portion sizes are very generous. One of the most popular dishes is the traditional pie and mash (£8.50 or £11.50 with a pint of ale or lager of your choice), and customers can choose from steak and ale, beef sirloin and curried goat, to name a few. You’re even advised to ring ahead with your order so you don’t miss out on your favourite pie. Traditionalism is certainly key, with dishes such as cottage pie (£8.50), the Billingsgate fish pie (£9.50) and ‘The Londoner’ sausage and mash with caramelised red onion gravy (£11.50) complementing the classic pie options.

The Drink
A host of drinks matches the hearty pub grub, and the draught selection comes in the form of Becks, Guinness, San Miguel, Addlestone, London Pride, Adnams Bitter and Carlsberg, with plenty of guest ales, as with any ETM venue. Wines vary between £17 and £35 a bottle, and there is also a choice of sparkling, Champagne and fortified and sweet wines.

The Last Word
This 18th Century building makes for a refreshingly cosy and traditional watering hole with quirky touches that have helped to build a base of returning customers. Whether it’s by giving you the chance of a hearty, value for money meal or the opportunity to be watched over by a wall-mounted wild boar, The Hat And Tun does a stellar job in putting smiles on faces.

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