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Hand & Shears

1 Middle Street
Smithfield
EC1A 7JA

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Opening Times

Regular

MondayNoon - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - 11.00 pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Operator

Independent

About the Pub

Hidden down a side street but one to seek out, this historic hostelry has, in different forms, served Smithfield since 1123. Its name demonstrates medieval association with the Guild of Merchant Tailors and the cloth trading at Bartholomew Fair nearby. A rare example of a Victorian layout. Several doorways each lead into separate drinking spaces around the central servery, including a Saloon and a cosy Private Bar; note the unusual pair of curved doors at the corner entrance. A sensitive refurb in 1989 resulted in a few changes but retained the overall character of the pub. It was grade 1 listed in 2020 The pub is closed on Bank holidays.

Historic Interest

Grade I Listed.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Portobello Hand & Shears House Ale
  • St Austell Tribute
  • Timothy Taylor Landlord

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Portobello Stiff Lip IPA

Source: National

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Occasionally.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • RealHeritagePub Historic Pub Interior

    Nationally Historic Pub Interior

Facilities

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Events Events

    Meet the brewer,Tasting Events.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Darts.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • WiFi Wifi

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Hand & Shears

1 Middle Street
Smithfield
EC1A 7JA

Sat Nav Reference

51.519331, -0.098823

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Nearby Station (450m)

Farringdon

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (150m)

Barbican

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Hand & Shears - Smithfield

Hand & Shears

1 Middle Street
Smithfield
LONDON
EC1A 7JA

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Historic Pub Interior
  • Dog Friendly
  • Events
  • Function Room
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Fire
  • Separate Bar
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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