• The White Horse in Mayfair's Shepherd Market is Hedonism Wine's first wine-led pub

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    As of last week, Mayfair had a new pub. But this isn't any old pub, it's a Hedonism Wines pub. The White Horse has taken over the old Hatchett's site on White Horse Street and is the high end wine merchants first public house.

    What will you find in a wine-led pub? Well, for starters things like a 1974 Blandy’s Verdelho Madeira, and a Lagavulin distiller’s edition 2005 on the optics.

    There are

  • MEATliquor take over The Dartmouth Arms in Forest Hill

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    It's strange how things come full circle, isn't it? Way back in 2009 MEATliquor burst on to the London food scene in a truck located in a New Cross pub car park. They didn't open their first actual restaurant until 2011.

    Now, ten years later, their latest London opening is going to see them move back into pub life, taking over a pub in Forest Hill

    Posting on Instagram yesterday, they revealed that they've

  • Test Driving the Perry Hill Pub - from derelict boozer to restored gem

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    Seeing any shuttered pub reopen its doors is a good news story, but the team behind this Catford pub have triumphed with their neighbourhood opening.

  • Ex-Harwood Arms chef takes on Westminster's Blue Boar Pub

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    As former Head Chef of London's only Michelin-starred pub, it's fair to say that Sally Abé knows how to construct a winning pub menu. So it's perhaps no surprise that she's been brought into the Conrad London St James to work her magic there with the hotel's pub (with more to come).

    In the past, The Blue Boar had gone down the American smokehouse route and then the trad British one. And it's the British

  • Notting Hill's The Cow pub succeeds in battle for survival

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    Update 28/4/21 - looks like good things do happen to nice people, as we've just heard that Westminster Council has approved the pub's reopening. "We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the tremendous support you have given us while campaigning to ‘Save The Cow’," says owner Tom Conran. 


    Our hearts go out to The Cow pub in Westbourne Grove. Not only are they having to deal with the

  • New Irish pub Brendan the Navigator opens in Highgate

    Highgate gets a new Irish pub with Brendan the Navigator

    Updated 23/4/21 with opening date

    Highgate is about to get a new Irish pub and the people behind it have an interesting background. Called Brendan the Navigator, it's going to open on Highgate Hill, taking over the prominent building that used to be The Tourian Lounge, and before that the Old Crown Inn.

    As reported by ...

  • Surprise! The Guinea Grill is opening for alfresco dining in its Mayfair mews

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    Fans of Mayfair pub the Guinea Grill, who were perhaps disappointed when it didn't reopen for outside drinking or dining this month, will be happy at the news that landlord Oisin Rogers has changed his mind.

    Having originally decided not to opt for an alfresco experience, he's decided to open the pub's outside terrace earlier than planned. To that end, they'll be putting out tables on Bruton Place from next

  • London's best pub gardens for foodies

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    We look at some of the best pub gardens in London, where the alfresco space is more than matched by a great food menu.

  • The Perry Hill Pub gets a new lease of life in Catford

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    Back before Christmas, there was a distinct frisson of excitement in South London when it was revealed that local pub the Perry Hill was being taken over by new company, Doghouse Pubs. The pub's been closed for quite a while, so this was great news for locals. Even more so when it turned out that Doghouse Pubs was run by Phil Sutton (previously at the Florence in Herne Hill) and his wife Oonagh McCormack.

    Now, in

  • Enderby House is a new riverside pub for Greenwich serving up seafood

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    Greenwich locals will be pleased to hear that a historical building, which has been closed to the public for years, is about to reopen in its new guise as a pub. Enderby House is a Grade II listed building on the riverfront that is pretty much all that remains of a wharf built back in the 1800s. Next month it opens its doors (or at least its outside terraces) as a Young's pub.

    The three-floored building will begin by

  • The Farrier is a new neighbourhood pub and restaurant for Camden, taking over a Grade II building

    The Farrier is a new neighbourhood pub for Camden, taking over the Horse Hospital

    This new neighbourhood pub and restaurant is taking over a Grade II listed building in Camden and will have both a big focus on natural wine as well as a very handy heated courtyard. They'll even be serving Sunday roasts that you can carve at your own table. 

  • Leyton's Filly Brook pub crowdfunds its way to a new alfresco space

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    Having an outside space matters more than ever for hospitality businesses. Anywhere in London that can do alfresco will have a clear month's extra trading before inside dining resumes in May.

    One East London pub's solution to the problem has been to seek help from its customers -

  • Guinea Grill launches the Guinea Express - a Tier 2 pop-up in Mayfair

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    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    We're all about hositality folk doing their best in these tough times, so we have to applaud Mayfair's Guinea Grill which today expands across the road for a festive popup.

    The pub has taken over the old Pizza Express site opposite them on Bruton Place as the Guinea Express popup in the run up to Christmas. The idea is the extra space will allow them to have 60 more diners and make up for the

  • The Prince of Wales Townhouse is a new pub for Hammersmith

    The Prince of Wales Townhouse is a new pub for Hammersmith

    The effects of the pandemic haven't been kind to many in the hospitality industry, with pubs and bars being hit particularly hard. So it's pleasing to see something that's bucking the trend - a brand new pub in Hammersmith. 

    The Prince of Wales Townhouse comes from the Big Smoke Brew Co, whose other pubs include The Albion in Kingston and The Brewhouse in Surbiton. Food-wise, there's a fairly standard pub menu of

  • The White Horse is Wembley's newest pub

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    It's not every day a brand new pub opens in London - but if you're after a pint and live in the Wembley Park area, then you now have The White Horse to check out.

    This new Fullers pub opened at the weekend and is named after the first FA Cup Final to be played at Wembley Stadium - the White Horse Final. The huge new pub on Arena Square takes up two floors and has loads of outside space with a garden on the ground floor and a large terrace


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