The Sun of Camberwell

Bars and pubs , Gastropubs Camberwell
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The Sun of Camberwell

A really great gastropub in Camberwell that's often less rammed than bars closer to the green. Not because it's any less inviting, but because it has more space and is tucked away on Coldharbour Lane. There are booths to get comfy in, stylishly mismatched tables and chairs, a lvoely skylight and ample outdoor seating in the front and back. Food includes seasonal British pub fare.

Venue name: The Sun of Camberwell
Contact:
Address: 61-63 Coldharbour Lane
London
SE5 9NS
Transport: Denmark Hill rail
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Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

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Claire E

Great pub, but sometimes the food on the menu isn't available even though the kitchen has just opened... :\ Fantastic bloody mary.

Stefania M

Great option if you want to do something in this neighborhood. Wide variety on food options and draught beers. Cozy indoors with a football table and many board games but the backyard is the best thing about this place!

Joanna B

Best pub south of the river. Warm and welcoming staff, fabulous food and Sunday roast not forgetting a varied selection of guest beers. Kid friendly, dog friendly, huge sunny beer garden it ticks all the right boxes! There's papers, games and table football I could go on and on but this place is worth a trek across town to where the Sun is always shining :) Enjoy!

Max B

Not the greatest selection of beers but that's not the point of this pub. Superb food and cool dining area, with general warm and fun atmosphere. Best beer garden in Camberwell hands down.

kayleighar
tastemaker

A lovely pub tucked away from the bustle of Camberwell’s high street, the Sun’s lived-in shabby-yet-chic decor will make you feel right at home. It’s the ideal place to sit with a beverage, reading one of the many moth eaten classic novels or dog-eared papers lying around, but is also large enough to entertain big groups for special occasions without them completely taking over the entire pub. It also has a more modern dining area that stretches down the side of the bar, with jazzy wallpaper and sweet miniature flower centrepieces. There’s loads of outdoor space too; in the back is a charming and spacious vine covered courtyard, and there’s plenty of park benches to perch on on the patio at the front of the pub. It’s deceivingly big for a little local tavern.

The gastropub menu is pretty great too, serving traditional favourites such as loaded beef burgers, sizeable ale battered fish and chunky chips, flavoursome but not fussy pasta and fish dishes and sharing platters filled with fine cheeses and chutneys. There’s good news in terms of drinks too, which are slightly cheaper than the surrounding bars in Denmark Hill and Camberwell. 

A special shout-out has to go to the bar top sausage rolls, delicious meaty pork sausage surrounded by soft buttery pastry and garlicky sweet potato and spinach veggie rolls. Another shout-out goes to the portrait of the Victorian woman in the ladies’, whose unsettling perpetual gaze gives me the heebies whenever I visit the loo.

Niomi Harris
Tastemaker

It’s not hard to miss The Sun with it’s vibrant yellow exterior, it’s a cosy, comfy and spacious pub full of character- just the ticket after a ridiculous day at work! I went with a friend and although the main area near the bar was rather busy, we ventured towards the dining area at the back and had our pick of tables and booths adorned with dainty vases of wildflowers. The stripped floor, gilt frames, shabby-chic wallpaper and cosy fireplace added to the character of the place and made it feel ever so inviting- but only when the door to the outside seating area was closed mind you!

A traditional British Fish and Chips meal made the evening even better, and a shout out to the wonderfully tangy tartar sauce and the oh so yummy minted mushy peas which complemented my meal perfectly! This was my first time at The Sun, but I shall be going back, if only for the Fish and Chips! Nice, friendly, relaxed atmosphere, great place for a few drinks with friends.

Kevin J

Great atmosphere. Food is excellent and the staff friendly and accommodating. Well worth a visit.

Victoria H

My fave pub in london. Vinyl played on the bar, huge garden, open kitchen and full of heart.

GP
Staff Writertastemaker

Would come here to read a book alone or with 20 pals for a birthday dinner, super relaxed, spacious, bar staff that know how to make a bloody good g&t and a lovely little menu.

Enough along Coldharbour Lane that it feels like a destibnation and you don't feel like leaving until the bell rings!


Great little room to hire at the back too.

Jack W

I love the sun. Great atmosphere, tasty food and a lively crowd. Also has the added benefit of South London pint prices (not 'cheap' but not a fiver... which seems to have suddenly become widespread?). The shabby chic 'full of stuff from a car boot sale' might not work for everyone but it does for me. Spicy Wings are awesome as is the Sunday Roast.