London is full of beautiful pubs available for hire. Finding a pub to hold your gathering is faster with Tagvenue, UK's favourite free venue finder. Our search engine lets you search by room style, catering options (we list many great gastropubs) and many more. We all know how tricky it can be trying to find a venue in the British capital so leave it to Tagvenue. With reliable information on availability and room features we save you time, and we know time is money.
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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. Here are some of the events people hire pubs for in London:
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 the 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 need 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. London is a popular foodie destination, so it’s easy to find a place with an exceptionally tasty menu!
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.
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 modern venue near London Bridge?
Don’t forget to organise any A/V equipment you might need – do you have to bring your own or can the venue provide it? And don’t forget to ask about the pub’s loud music events policy.
Pub Venues in London FAQ
What occasions are great for hiring a pub venue in London?
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!
Can I play my own music when I hire a room in a pub?
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.
How much does it cost to hire a pub venue in London?
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)
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