Eating and drinking during the Fair

The Bartholomew Fair programme site offers three sets of suggestions for eating and drinking during the Fair

  1. Featured businesses
  2. Eat and Drink Alfresco at the Bartholomew Fair Market Places
  3. A wide range of food and drink options across the City. See Places to eat & drink in the City of London section of our website.

Bartholomew and Cloth Fair programmes here

This map shows the locations mentioned below. Click sidebar icon top left to see the legend.

Featured businesses in Cloth Fair and Smithfield

Here’s more detail on 1 and 2 for week three of the Fair, around Smithfield and Cloth Fair

Apulia Restaurant

  • Have You been to Puglia? If not, this is the place to try its best flavours and recipes! A cosy Italian restaurant with delicious food and amazing interior.
  • Open 7-9 September, 14-16 September. Visit Apulia’s website for details.

Balfour at St Barts

  • Bar, restaurant & event venue specialising in seasonal food and English wine from our Kent based winery.
  • Open: 31 August – 1 September, 7-8 September, 14-15 September. Visit Balfour at St Barts website for details.

The Butchers Hook and Cleaver

The Hope

  • Traditional listed pub, serving Pieminister pies and great drinks all day.
  • Open 31 August to 2 September, 7-9 September, 14-16 September. Visit The Hope website for details.

16 WS Wine Bar

  • Soft drinks, Tea, Coffee, Sandwhiches, Hotdogs, Mini Chacuterie Pizza, Danish Pastry, Alcoholic Beverages, Eat In Or Takeaway.
  • Visit 16 WS Instagram for details.

The Sutton Arms

  • The Sutton Arms brings together world wines, craft beers and British cheeses in a traditional dining experience. Near Barbican on Carthusian St, The Sutton Arms will delight you with charcuterie boards and wines from all over the world.
  • Open 31 August to 2 September, 7-9 September, 14-16 September. Visit The Sutton Arms website for details.

Cloth Fair Market Place – 14 to 16 September:

Bring the marketplace back to the original home of Bartholomew Fair. Cloth Fair will be alive with pop ups, wandering sideshow artists, and live music to keep you entertained whilst you enjoy a cool and refreshing drink from the pubs and bars around Cloth Fair.

Quench your thirst at the local establishments:

The Butchers Hook and Cleaver – Located right next door to the famous Smithfield Market in London, The Butcher’s Hook and Cleaver is a beautiful, lively pub serving up delicious innovative pies and a wide range of stunning beers.

Rising Sun – A tradition and historic pub by the meat market, serving a range of food and drinks, including Sam Smiths.

Balfour at St Barts – Rich in heritage, Balfour at St Barts is the gathering place celebrating England’s finest wines.

Fuller’s Ale and Pie House –  a traditional pub serving the best British pies and cask ale that England has to offer.

16 WS Wine Bar – A cozy and welcoming wine bar with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Brilliant selection of wines and great food.

Check out our tasty food pop-ups too:

Mr. Burittos – (Thursday 14 only) Taste the Fiesta! Get ready to embark on a culinary journey to the vibrant streets of Mexico right at your doorstep!

Filifiestathis up and coming street food stall takes Filipino cuisine to the next level. You will have to try their chicken adobo which is grilled to perfection. With flavours that are so tasty, once you have tried it you will be back for more.