SquareMeal Review of
The Hat and Tun
Go-getting pub champions, Tom and Ed Martin, have revived The Hat & Tun in their signature style without losing an ounce of its Victorian charm. All the gussied-up trademarks are here, from a
stuffed boar’s head to trendy designer lighting, although the sub-£10 lunch menu and lively cross-section of eccentric punters make this place more accessible than their glossier gaffs. Proper,
unaffected pub grub is the order of the day; if they’re out of home-cured salt-beef doorstep sandwiches, go for a rare-breed burger, macaroni cheese or one of their freshly made pies (you can
pre-order over the phone). Bag the leather armchair by the fire if it’s free, or have a natter with your neighbours at the bar over a big glass of Fuller’s London Pride or Adnams. ’Extremely
accommodating’ staff are the icing on the cake.
The Hat and Tun is recommended for