This month we are reopening the doors of The Newman Arms pub in Fitzrovia. One year after it last shut, we’ve decided to make this historic pub our home away from home. The Newman Arms is coming back, and it is going to be Truman’s Tap in W1.
The Newman was a legendary pub, and we want to return it to that status. Key will be the beer range with 4 cask and 12 keg lines taking pride of place on the bar. A core range of our own beers will pour alongside a rotating selection of the best beers from our craft friends.
We have some incredibly exciting plans for The Newman Arms going forward. On the bar will be a state-of-the-art crowler machine. This will allow the filling of 32oz (910ml) cans so our customers can enjoy their favourite draft beers in the pub and at home (and maybe the occasional workplace beer o’clock…).
The Newman Arms has always been a great pub for food, and we are determined to keep it this way. The most famous of The Newman’s past publicans, Tracey Bird, made it a Mecca for pie lovers in London. In her honour we will be making pies front and centre in our menu. As a nod to our East End roots we will also be serving freshly cooked salt beef and bagels and other staples of an Eastenders diet.
Alongside the ground floor bar area, the first floor will host a 24 seater restaurant. We have also expanded the downstairs with two snug areas. Named in honour of The Newman’s most famous patron, The Orwell snug will comfortably hold six people whilst The Prole’s Parlour can host up to a dozen.
We look to be opening our doors officially on Wednesday May 16th. Keep an eye out for our official launch party coming soon – it will be memorable!
The Newman Arms, 23 Rathbone Street, W1T 1NG