About this room

This cosy, old school pub is tucked away in Norfolk Building on Surrey Street. Strand’s best-kept secret - until now - was recently renovated but retains the quirky charm long time patrons know and love.

The Philosophy Bar is our place for a calm chat after lectures, a game of pool or draughts, or to sample some of the best whiskey in all our venues. Come for the history, stay for the brand new programme of events this year.

With our in-house chefs always around to provide you with whatever nourishment you require.


Capacity

Standing

Standing

up to 75

Dining

Dining

up to 50

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 50


Starting prices

Hire Fee

M T W T F S S

18:00 - 0:00

from £450 Per day

*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

Note on pricing

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Catering

In-house catering

Allows external catering

Approved caterers only

BYO alcohol allowed

Can provide alcohol

Kitchen facilities available

Can provide halal

Can provide kosher

Complimentary water

Extensive vegan menu

Extensive gluten-free menu

Complimentary tea and coffee

Buyout fee for external catering


Licences

Alcohol licence until 23:00

Extension available

Temporary event notices (TENs) available


Room features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Flatscreen TV Flatscreen TV

Audiovisual (AV) equipment Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Natural light Natural light

Disabled access Disabled access

Storage space Storage space

Projector

Whiteboard

Flipchart

Conference call facilities

Air conditioning

Accommodation available

Parking available

Wooden Bar

Lovely Staff


Venue welcomes

Ticketed events

Loud music/events

Own music equipment /DJ

VIP events

Enhanced security events


Rules of the space

All entertainment needs to be booked 10 working days in advance. All attendees must be 18+ for late events. Entrance to the venue is at the discretion of the venue manager.

Bookings are conditional on the signing of a Venue Hire Agreement.


This cosy, old school pub is tucked away in Norfolk Building on Surrey Street. Strand’s best kept secret - until now - was recently renovated but retains the quirky charm long time patrons know and love. Nestled away in the Norfolk building on Surrey Street, the hidden Philosophy bar is an intimate venue with relaxed seating areas and small, fully stocked private bar offering a range of beers, ciders and spirits.

With a capacity of 75, along with a PA system and free Wi-Fi; the Philosophy bar is suitable for parties and drinks receptions. The vaulted ceilings and chandeliers create an air of elegance, while the wood panelling and furniture give a ‘pub vibe’. The Philosophy bar will get you and your guests feeling philosophical and relaxed. Come for the history, stay for the fantastic range of craft beers and unique atmosphere.


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