Sun Inn

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Sun Inn
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Unlike some of its local rivals, the Sun Inn doesn’t enjoy a view of the Thames, but it’s got the next best thing: from the large front terrace, drinkers can gaze out on to Barnes Green and its village-like duck pond.

The interior amplifies the old-fashioned nature of the place, with bar staff and customers on first-name terms in the cramped, low-ceilinged space. Although it feels like one of those City pubs rebuilt after the Great Fire, the Sun Inn doesn’t make much of its history but lets the drinks do the talking: ales such as Sharp’s Doom Bar, Adnams Wheat Beer and Timothy Taylor Landlord are all attractive finds on draught.

There are a few treasures by the bottle, too, mainly Belgian: Duvel and Vedett, for example. Wines start with a cheapish but acceptable Italian at £13; tippling is encouraged over conversation with strangers on Wednesdays at the pub’s In Vino Veritas theme nights.


Venue name: Sun Inn
Address: 7 Church Road
SW13 9HE
Opening hours: Open 11am-11pm Mon-Wed, Sun; 11am-midnight thur-Sat. Food served noon-10pm Mon-Sat; noon-9.30pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Barnes Bridge rail
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4 stars as a pub and 3 stars as a gastro pub. Atmosphere and beers are very good, I only had a great experience from both of the barmen working who were chatty and friendly. The food was very acceptable in the way that if i was drinking there I wouldn't have to leave to go and eat somewhere else, but I would not make a special effort to go there for the food. With the layout the pub feels cosy, even though it is quite large. Quiz was also good.