The Hope Smithfield

94 Cowcross Street , London, EC1M 6BH

The Hope Smithfield London pub bar food drink Smithfield

SquareMeal Review of The Hope Smithfield

In an enviable location at Smithfield Market, this handsome Grade II-listed Georgian pub features a fluted bell window, etched mirrors and elaborate Victorian tiles. It has recently received a pleasing-enough refurb by owners Bermondsey Pub Co (part of Enterprise Inns), whose portfolio includes The Duchess Of Cambridge and The Marquis Of Wellington. Park yourself on high stools at butcher’s block tables for a pint (from Deuchars, Hammerton or Sambrook’s) and a Pieminster pie (steak, chorizo and butter bean, perhaps). Failing that, choose any of a dozen well-priced wines with pork or veggie sharing platters followed by ice cream pies. Clattery acoustics and live music make for a noisy venue, but you can escape up a steep staircase to The Juniper Room – the clue’s in the name. Among the collection of two-dozen gins here, highlights include Broker’s, Edinburgh, and Herefordshire small-batch distillation, Sly: big on apple, mint and English garden herbs. 

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Barbican Station 163m

Farringdon Station 244m


Address: 94 Cowcross Street , London EC1M 6BH

Area: Clerkenwell Barbican

Nearby Landmarks

Smithfield 148m

Worshipful Company of Haberdashers 201m


Telephone: 020 7490 0692


Cuisine: Pubs

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