Pubs for Hire in London

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Top Pub Venues in London

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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Pub Venues Hire Guide

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

Guests Reviews of Pub Venues on Tagvenue

Milly Bowen
Booked Pub at The Cavendish Arms
This pub is the definition of a hidden gem. The decor is fabulous, and a real conversation starter. I’ll be back soon!
Ruth Spring
Booked The Angel's Lounge at The Angel
The staff at the Angel were great and super helpful - we asked for a craft beer on draught in the upstairs bar as there wasn't one as standard and they set this up for us no problem. The space was a good size for our group of about 35. The venue let us bring our own decorations and leave them there to collect the next day so that we didn't have a to pack up on the night. Location is fantastic! Overall a really great pub venue.
Roger Barrett
Booked Scullery at Old Mary's
We booked the venue for our cricket club AGM and it turned out to be the perfect place for it! The Scullery was a comfortable and very private space to accommodate the meeting for the twenty or so of us. The Mitre pub upstairs is a lovely old fashioned English pub serving great ales and the cocktail bar downstairs looks cracking too, although it was closed on the evening we were there. All staff looking after us were brilliant, the food served (bar snack menu) was delicious. Great evening! We will be back! The Stage Cricket Club
Mark Barry
Booked Whole pub at The Hat and Tun
Lovely pub, good location and a perfect size for my birthday (40-50 people, could take more). Service was excellent, bar manager/staff were really helpful and friendly throughout. They helped to maintain a good atmosphere by adjusting lights and music volume as the evening went on. They really helped to make the evening go well. Good range of beers on tap and in bottles. Good range of spirits. Overall a really enjoyable evening.
Freddie Pragnell
Booked Marthas Bar at The Washington
Great price for a private underground area. Staff were excellent and the area in which the pub is found was picturesque and convenient.
Dominique Kuzniarek
Booked First Floor Bar at The Walmer Castle
I booked the upstairs of the Walmer Castle pub and I am more than pleased I did so. Staff was very very friendly and helpful. They were very Efficient. I helped cleared some tables at some point as they were a bit overwelmed but it does not matter. In the end, they said that we were awesome and that they had a great time. Brilliant!