Located on Bennett’s Hill (a stone’s throw away from Victoria Square), The Sun on the Hill is a quintessential British boozer with a twist. Whilst you’ll find no fancy cocktails being served up here in their long glasses with various food-stuffs garnishing the rim, what you will find is an authentic pub atmosphere in which you can just hang out with your friends, listen to music, enjoy a cold pint of cask ale or a nice glass of wine and socialise with an eclectic array of like-minded fellows in a vibrant, bustling environment.
Upon entering The Sun on the Hill you’re immediately transported into a classic local pub, with hardwood floors and wooden tables dominating the central area and booth seating off to the side – normal, to all outward appearances. However, it’s once you’ve taken a real look around that you start to notice the individual quirks that set The Sun on the Hill apart from the other generic pubs. Above the bar hang stylish vintage mirrors and funky wallpaper adorns the walls, with wonderful hanging light fixtures aiding to set this pub apart from the rest. However, one of the most fun and intriguing aspects of The Sun on the Hill is its resident fish, Lt. Shinysides, housed in his very own tank behind the bar – a firm favourite to the core following of loyal regulars and new comers alike (and often subjected to drunken ramblings from those who reach the requisite level of intoxication to be able to converse with marine animals!).
From 6pm onwards, both Friday and Saturday night, The Sun on the Hill unveils their resident DJs, transforming the usually laid-back pub environment into a vibrant and bustling atmosphere jam packed with revellers drinking and dancing until the early hours of the morning. In addition to this, not only is The Sun on the Hill perfect for enjoying a few drinks with your friends after work (and long into the night), the venue also hosts live acoustic sessions by local musicians every Sunday afternoon, giving patrons one last chance to enjoy the weekend before it’s back to work on a Monday.