There are plenty of things to think about before choosing the right venue for your party but don't worry too much, we've already done all the hard work for you! London is full of exciting pubs available for hire. Whether you want to watch a game with your friends, host a birthday party, or share picturesque views of the Thames with your guests, thanks to Tagvenue you will find just the right venue for your occasion. Our search engine lets you search by room style, catering type, and many more options, so don’t wait any longer - your dream pub is just a few clicks away!
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Actor Rhys Ifans once stated that a pub can be a magical place; a true Londoner doesn’t need further explanation. After all, pubs are an essential part of British culture – no wonder many people want to use them for celebrating life’s special moments. People hire pubs for many different types of reasons, here are some of the most common ones:
Wedding – A pub is one of the best choices for a laid-back wedding reception. Add a vintage touch with retro cutlery and table decor or hire a traditional British pub that serves up comfort food classics your family will love. London offers a wide variety of pubs with function rooms for hire, so you can be sure to find something that suits your needs.
Leaving party – Saying goodbye to one of your coworkers? Maybe your friend is leaving the country? Why not throw a truly British farewell party? Find a pub for hire and enjoy quality time together over a nice cold pint.
Team building – After a hard day’s work, it’s time for some pleasure. Tagvenue can help you find a pub for hire in the city centre or in any other district of London. Bring your team together for some pub quizzes, delicious pub grub and ice-cold ales.
Christmas party – Ho, ho, ho, how about celebrating in ye olde watering hole? When it’s cold outside, get cosy and feel the Christmas spirit in a London gastropub.
Here are some more tips you may find useful when hiring a pub:
Think about the type of catering that would work best for your event – ask the venue manager whether you’re allowed to organise external catering or if BYO alcohol is prohibited or not. If you decide to use external providers, it’s worth asking whether the venue has any preferred caterers or suppliers that they work with regularly. You can get in touch with them directly and perhaps get better rates.
Decide what kind of food you’d like to see on the menu – are your guests into fish and chips, and burgers? Or maybe they’d prefer something a little more gourmet? Think about main courses as well as beer snacks. Make sure to check if any of your guests have special dietary requirements, too. And if you have a private dinner in mind, be sure to check our collection of pubs with private dining rooms.
Think about what size venue you need – sizes of pub function rooms vary, so ensure the venue you’ve chosen is big enough to accommodate all your guests. There should be room for your guests to move around freely and enjoy themselves without feeling cramped or crowded.
Work out which location would be most convenient – are you looking to hire a local pub with a free function room, do you need a traditional London pub in the city centre or are you looking for a modern venue near London Bridge? With London's great public transportation system you are sure to find a place that will be convenient for all the guests attending your event.
Check whether the pub has an outdoor space. A few tables outside are ideal for those smokers among us who want some fresh air or just to stretch their legs. Some pubs have heating installed in their outside area, which is great for parties in winter.
Find out what kind of music policy the venue has. Some pubs have live music every weekend while others might only play quiet background music on quieter nights. It pays to ask before booking so that your guests aren’t surprised by an impromptu concert when they thought they were just coming for an after-work drink. The right choice of music will guarantee everyone has a great night.
Pubs are an excellent location for many sorts of occasions. With their convivial atmosphere and varied event spaces, they are an easy choice for outstanding weddings, leaving parties, team building and Christmas parties. Pubs are also great for either partial or whole venue hire, and even, in some cases, whole weekend hire!
Before hiring an event space in a pub, it is always best to speak with the venue manager about any special requirements. When it comes to music you will want to ask about how you can connect to their tech, as well as whether there is a loud music policy or time restrictions. It’s also a good idea to check out the venue ahead of the date to make sure the AV equipment is in good working order.
Most pub hire in London will be carried out on a minimum spend basis. This entails a commitment to spending an agreed-upon minimum amount on food and drinks during the event. With this type of arrangement, a pub hire in London can be essentially free! Expect minimum spend in the city to start around £50 for smaller pub spaces and £100 for larger pubs. Prices will vary. (All data from Tagvenue.com)
The City of London is where you can find the most pubs and bars in the capital, with most of them located in the financial district. If you're looking for a venue for your corporate event or a party, these areas will give you access to an extensive range of pubs available for hire. Pubs are also popular in Central London's West End, which is home to some of the best pubs in London. The district is known for its theatres and cinemas, as well as its lively nightlife scene. London's East End has a number of great pubs that have been around since Victorian times, that offer great views on the Thames River.
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