St. JOHN is open for lunch in the dining room from Monday to Friday between noon and 3.00 pm and on Sunday from 1.00 pm until 3.30 pm.
Supper is served from 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm Monday to Saturday and closed Sunday evening.
Our bar opens from 11.00 am to 11.00 pm during the week, as per the dining room on Saturdays and from noon to 5.00 pm on Sundays.
The former smokehouse, situated around the corner from London’s Smithfield Market had fallen into serious disrepair since ham and bacon smoking ceased in 1967.
The Georgian building had been part townhouse, part smokehouse (this part having been built later over the townhouse gardens) and following its abandonment had been used variously and in no particular order as squats, a greenhouse for harvesting bean sprouts, a Chinese beer store and the occasional rave.
The upper floors of the building, now our administration, managerial and directors’ offices had been the headquarters of Marxism Today during the late 1960′s.
If you visit St. John you’ll find the building pretty much as it was found.
We’ve painted the walls white, installed a bar and a bakery in two of the chimneys and a kitchen, dining room and private room in the former packing rooms and topped the bar with 20-foot high skylights.
Our baking operations moved to Druid Street in Bermondsey in November 2010.
Trevor and Fergus opened the St. John Hotel in April 2011.