Sugar Loaf
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  • Beer garden
  • Real ale
  • WiFi free
  • Cask Marque members

You will find The Sugar Loaf in Cannon Street within a short stroll of Barbican, Broadgate and Southwalk - however you won't find another like it. Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales an

This fine, Grade-II listed pub with its distinctive curved and recessed corner detail, dates from the early 19th century. The Sugar Loaf's first recorded landlord was John Curling who was pulling pints in 1839. At that time sugar was still sold in solid conical blocks known as loaves. The shape was an instantly recognisable symbol of trade, originally used by grocers and, later, by pubs. Here, the connection runs deeper because the area to the south of Cannon Street was once home to many small refineries where sugar was boiled and solidified.

Cannon Street itself was famous for its candle-makers. In the 12th century it was known as Candelwrichstrete. The name changed more than 60 times during the following 500 years. By the time Samuel Pepys mentioned it in his diary in 1667, it was Cannon Street.

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