Big Penny Social


Big Penny Social is a new type of community venue designed to be a pub, arts centre and town square all rolled into one. A place to eat, drink and be entertained.

Located just off Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, Big Penny Social is enormous - it has a beer hall, a versatile events space and a great big sunny beer garden.

A massive programme of live events, from live music, big-screen sports to family discos, craft markets, live music and comedy – plus free ping pong, pool, table football and board games – ensures there is fun and entertainment for one and all.

With capacity for over 1,400 people, you’re pretty much guaranteed the perfect spot to socialise, whether you’re hosting a big celebration or just want to spend quality time with friends.

The food and drink menu focuses on seasonal ingredients and local producers, headlined by a rotating selection of beers, sourdough pizzas and Sunday roasts. Everyone’s needs are catered for, with alcohol-free beer on tap, a huge selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes, plenty of choices for kids, and options for gluten-free (and other) special diets.

Situated a 5 minute walk from Blackhorse Road Station on the Victoria line and Overground, Big Penny Social is easily reachable from central London. Not only are we just 20 minutes from Kings Cross, we are also one train from London Liverpool Street, which goes directly to nearby St James Street Station, passing through Bethnal Green and Hackney. We are also well connected by bus, being on the routes to Stratford, Wood Green and Chingford.

A warm welcome awaits everyone (and their dog!) to enjoy great beer, great food and great times spent together.

What's on

Its official Walthastow-on-Sea is returning for summer 2024!  From Friday 7th of June, let your little ones play in the sand with beach…

Various dates from Saturday 20th July 2024

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  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Taking Bookings
  • Dance floor
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 23:00
Tuesday 12:00 23:00
Wednesday 12:00 23:00
Thursday 12:00 0:00
Friday 12:00 1:00
Saturday 12:00 1:00
Sunday 12:00 22:00



Big Penny Social, 1 Priestley Way, E17 6AL



Nearest Station

Blackhorse Road (Tube)

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