Picture of One Tun, EC1N 8QS

One Tun, EC1N 8QS

Pub just off Farringdon Road, serving Thai food.

Note that it's closed on weekends.

The signage makes much of its history as a "18th Century Tavern", but the decor and ambience are very much that of a standard traditional 20th century pub, with a patterned carpet, half-frosted windows, a wrought iron gantry over the bar, and an illuminated bar back sign advertising Manns (a defunct London brewery). Tables are square, varnished wood, and a reasonable size, while seating is provided by a mix of banquettes, low stools, and a few chairs. There's plenty of standing room around the bar, as well as a few bar stools.

There's a tiny enclosed courtyard out the back for smokers, with just one small normal height table and two taller ones for standing at. It does have a pull-out canopy for sheltering from the weather.

Kake and Ewan visited on a Monday afternoon in September 2011. There were a few other customers in, all men, some in suits. Music was playing — basic MOR on the Magic TV music channel. Three of the four handpumps were on, offering Brakspear Oxford Gold (£3.20 for two halves), Adnams Bitter, and Wadworth 6X.

There's a separate counter for ordering Thai food, which according to a menu seen in September 2011 photo 1, photo 2 is served noon-3pm and 5:30pm-9:30pm Mon-Thu and noon-9:30pm Fri.

Accessibility: A step to get in. Stepfree to bar and seating area once you're in (can't remember about the smoking courtyard). There's a door marked "disabled toilet" on the ground floor, but it was locked on our visit (and not with a RADAR lock). The other toilets are in the basement, down a straight stairwell with a handrail all the way down.

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Last visited by Kake and Ewan, September 2011. Opening hours taken from the 2012 Good Beer Guide.
OS X co-ord: 531446 OS Y co-ord: 181807 (Latitude: 51.519897 Longitude: -0.106833)
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