Pennethorne's Bar at Somerset House

spaces to hire
100 ppl max
110 sqm (1184 sqft) max

Located in the newly refurbished New Wing of Somerset House and taking its name from Sir James Pennethorne, the 19th century English architect who designed the New Wing, Pennethorne's bar is now open.

Pennethorne’s emerges onto the London bar scene with an impressive array of wonderful, exotic and mouth-wateringly delicious cocktails. Pennethorne’s have reinvented post-work drinks in their central, Somerset House location by also serving delicious food pairings which beautifully compliment the exciting new bar offering. Pennethorne’s offers stunning interiors for evening drinks and outside seating to while away the long summer nights in style.

Pennethorne’s is open Monday to Saturday for breakfast through to dinner.

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday - 8am - Late
Saturday - 10am - Late
Sunday - Closed

Spaces for hire at Pennethorne's Bar at Somerset House

Drawing Room

45 people

50 sqm (538 sqft)

We all love a bit of exclusivity now and again and Pennethorne’s beautiful Drawing Room is the perfect private space for intimate get-togethers. Situated opposite the main café bar, the Drawing Room is available for private groups of up to 30 with exclusive and bespoke menus available.


Standing reception - up to 45 guests

Boardroom meeting - up to 26 guests

Seated breakfasts, lunches, dinners - up to 36 guests

The Bar

100 people

110 sqm (1184 sqft)

The inspiration for the Pennethorne's Bar derived from architect Sir James Pennethorne’s journey across Europe in the 19th century. We strive to serve fine food and drinks inspired by Pennethorne’s European adventures across France, Italy and beyond, with a little twist of modern English culture.

Pennethorne's Bar at Somerset House Location

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