• Test Driving The Plimsoll - Four Legs' Finsbury Park boozer with great food


    The Four Legs team have opened their own pub in Finsbury Park. Hot Dinners scored a hard-to-get seat and went to check it out.

  • The Princess Royal in Notting Hill is a new pub for Cubitt House and Ben Tish

    The Princess Royal is a new pub for Cubitt House and Ben Tish 

    Recently Ben Tish left his Fitzrovia restaurant Norma and joined up with pub group Cubitt House to completely revamp their food offering (in a role not too dissimilar to the one he had at Salt Yard). As part of this, he's been overhauling the food in pubs like The Coach Makers Arms in Marylebone (together with chef Richard Sandiford) but there's also going to be a brand new pub in the

  • The George in Fitzrovia is the next JKS & James Knappett pub

    The George in Fitzrovia is the next JKS & James Knappett pub

    Earlier this year, JKS (Gymkhana, Hoppers) and James Knappett (Kitchen Table) teamed up with publican Dominic Jacobs (The Running Horse) to re-launch The Cadogan Arms - but this wasn't a one-off. The same team are already opening their

  • Sandwich Shop's Max Halley has opened The Five Bells in Salisbury

    five bells salisbury max halley

    If you've been following the Instagram account of Max Halley - the sandwich king behind Max's Sandwich Shop in Crouch Hill - you'll know that he's gone and opened a pub. Max has joined forces with West Country publican Ethan Davids to open The Five Bells in Salisbury which sounds like the perfect out-of-town destination for any Londoner.

    Intrigued, we caught up with Max to get a little bit more info on his real-life

  • Flowerhouse opens in Marylebone from the people behind The Light Bar

    Flowerhouse opens in Marylebone from the people behiind The Light Bar

    The people who opened The Light Bar in Shoreditch earlier this year have quietly opened their second place - a new pub across town in Marylebone.

    Flowerhouse looks quite different from your standard British pub though - the name lends its hand to the striking design with a bright look and flowery wallpaper throughout. The pub also has a female-led team, with an aim to "support

  • The Pig's Head is a new Clapham "pro-planet" pub

    The Pig's Head is a new Clapham "pro-planet" pub

    Taking over what used to be The Rectory, the people behind Smokehouse, The Pig & Butcher and The Princess of Shoreditch are opening their fourth pub - The Pig's Head.

    This will be taking a different sustainability-led approach for them, hence the "pro-planet" label they're adopting. For example, all animals will be butchered on-site, and they'll work with farmers practising

  • Four Legs turn Finsbury Park's Auld Triangle into The Plimsoll

    Four Legs turn Finsbury Park's Auld Triangle into The Plimsoll

    After two years building up a stellar rep for their burger and other dishes at Islington's The Compton Arms, the team at Four Legs have bought their own boozer in Finsbury Park.

  • The Chelsea Pig will be furniture designer Timothy Oulton's first pub

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    Updated 14/10/21 with opening date

    He has stores worldwide from Miami to Moscow, but now interior designer Timothy Oulton has returned back to the UK to open his first pub.

    The Chelsea Pig is a bit of an SW3 landmark, having been around since the 1890s. Now for the 2020s it's getting a new lease of life. Obviously, design is to the fore with a moonstone bar, vintage furniture from Timothy's own collection and

  • The Cadogan Arms Chelsea relaunch has Kitchen Table's James Knappett behind the food

    The Cadogan Arms relaunch sees Kitchen Table's James Knappett behind the food

    22/7/21 - updated with pics and opening dates

    We'd been hearing for quite some time that Kitchen Table's James Knappett was getting involved with a pub, and then it was confirmed as a Chelsea classic - The Cadogan Arms.

    The pub had been closed for renovation since back in 2019 and is getting ready to unveil its new look. It's all a collaboration

  • MEATliquor take over The Dartmouth Arms in Forest Hill

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    Updated 7/7/21 with new opening date

    It's strange how things come full circle, isn't it? Way back in 2009 MEATliquor burst on to the London food scene in a truck located in a New Cross pub car park. They didn't open their first actual restaurant until 2011.

    Now, ten years later, their latest London opening is going to see them move back into pub life, taking over a pub in Forest

  • The White Horse in Mayfair's Shepherd Market is Hedonism Wine's first wine-led pub

    white horse mayfair shepherd market

    As of last week, Mayfair had a new pub. But this isn't any old pub, it's a Hedonism Wines pub. The White Horse has taken over the old Hatchett's site on White Horse Street and is the high end wine merchants first public house.

    What will you find in a wine-led pub? Well, for starters things like a 1974 Blandy’s Verdelho Madeira, and a Lagavulin distiller’s edition 2005 on the optics.

    There are

  • Test Driving the Perry Hill Pub - from derelict boozer to restored gem

    perry hill pub review

    Seeing any shuttered pub reopen its doors is a good news story, but the team behind this Catford pub have triumphed with their neighbourhood opening.

  • Ex-Harwood Arms chef takes on Westminster's Blue Boar Pub

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    As former Head Chef of London's only Michelin-starred pub, it's fair to say that Sally Abé knows how to construct a winning pub menu. So it's perhaps no surprise that she's been brought into the Conrad London St James to work her magic there with the hotel's pub (with more to come).

    In the past, The Blue Boar had gone down the American smokehouse route and then the trad British one. And it's the British

  • Notting Hill's The Cow pub succeeds in battle for survival

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    Update 28/4/21 - looks like good things do happen to nice people, as we've just heard that Westminster Council has approved the pub's reopening. "We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the tremendous support you have given us while campaigning to ‘Save The Cow’," says owner Tom Conran. 


    Our hearts go out to The Cow pub in Westbourne Grove. Not only are they having to deal with the

  • New Irish pub Brendan the Navigator opens in Highgate

    Highgate gets a new Irish pub with Brendan the Navigator

    Updated 23/4/21 with opening date

    Highgate is about to get a new Irish pub and the people behind it have an interesting background. Called Brendan the Navigator, it's going to open on Highgate Hill, taking over the prominent building that used to be The Tourian Lounge, and before that the Old Crown Inn.

    As reported by ...

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