Say hello to 26,000 square feet of pub at Truman’s Social Club.
Pubs may have been imperilled by the return of lockdown restrictions, but there’s a new arrival that’s flying in the face of anxiety about the hospitality industry. Opening fully on October 29, Truman’s Social Club already boasts a giant beer garden that proved popular over the summer – but the new additions, including London’s biggest beer hall, an events space, street food traders, and cafe, will make it even bigger and better.
Walthamstow’s newest is a whopping 26,000 square feet large, and comes fully-equipped with everything needed for a cracking afternoon out. That enormous beer garden is fuelled by an on-site brewery and beer hall, and is home to a rotating cast of twenty beers from the Truman’s range and guest breweries from East London and beyond. Food comes courtesy of street food heroes Zero Sushi, Cue Point, and Last Night A Vegan Saved My Life, and the space can fit 700 people, although group limits are currently capped at six people due to the latest coronavirus restrictions.
Given Walthamstow’s reputation as a hub of crafts and creativity, Truman’s Social Club will also be home to a series of community-led events, ranging from exhibitions and markets, to pop-ups, gigs, and film nights. They’ll keep things fresh with a lineup of rotating events and activities, which surely invites repeat visits. The giant space will be open seven days a week, and they’ll implement a range of precautions – including social distancing, increased ventilation, advance booking, and minimal touch points – to keep visitors safe during the pandemic. So, if you like street food, community fun, and (possibly) sunny pints overlooking Walthamstow Wetlands, why not pop along for a visit?
Find Truman’s Social Club at 1 Priestley Way, E17 6AL. Nearest station is Blackhorse Road.
Also published on Medium.