The Newman Arms


The Newman Arms is currently offering a reduced menu. Only sausage rolls and salt beef snacks are available.

For large bookings, if you're able to request in advance, they will prepare a meal from the usual menu.
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The Newman Arms is the first Truman's Tap House in London since the brewery re-opened its doors in 2010. Selling a range of quality beers and homemade food in their traditional Pie Room upstairs, they offer a traditional setting with a modern twist in the heart of Fitzrovia. The pub itself was built in the 1770s and served as the inspiration for "Proles" pub in George Orwell's (who drank here regularly) iconic novel 1984 and featured in Michael Powell's film Peeping Tom, giving you the perfect historic setting within the heart of 'old London'.

Founded in the mid 17th century, Truman’s grew at a high rate for over 250 years, even becoming the biggest brewery in the world at one stage. In the 1980s, it was bought and the buyer closed down the brewery. Over 300 years of brewing history all but disappeared and London nearly lost an iconic brand. Thankfully in 2010 Truman’s was re-established and in 2013 they opened their brewery in Hackney Wick, where they now brew a wide mix of modern and traditional beers.


  • Taking Bookings
  • Wheelchair Access
  • No Door Charge
  • None


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 15:00 23:00
Tuesday 15:00 23:00
Wednesday 15:00 23:00
Thursday 15:00 23:00
Friday 15:00 23:00
Saturday 15:00 23:00
Sunday 15:00 23:00



The Newman Arms, 23, Rathbone Street, W1T 1NG



Nearest Station

Goodge Street (Tube)

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