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Top Pubs with Function Rooms in London

Take a look through our listings and choose one of Tagvenue's amazing pubs with function rooms for hire. The city offers plenty of pubs with function rooms, and Tagvenue is here to help you find the right one for your event. No matter if you’re hosting an intimate family gathering or a large corporate party, we know how to meet your needs. With us, you can find the best pubs with function rooms in south-east London, the city centre and other areas of London.

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Pubs with Function Rooms Hire Guide

Pubs with function rooms are great places to have unforgettable parties on a budget. Many of your favourites will have rooms for private functions that can be hired for a reasonable cost. These spaces can accommodate a range of group sizes, including large parties. Function rooms can be used for a range of events  and can be found in both local pubs and more upscale breweries. From ultra-hip breweries serving up local lagers, to traditional English pubs putting up great pub grub, Londoners are spoilt for choice when it comes to hiring pub function rooms.

Pubs with function rooms are an ideal place for parties, gatherings and corporate events. These separate spaces still offer the hospitable atmosphere of a pub while also ensuring privacy for your event. There are many advantages to hosting an event in a function room, as you will have their own private service for the length of the party, and a customizable menu. 

Having a dedicated staff to your party is key to making sure that your event will go smoothly.  Most pubs have staff ready to attend to your guests. Many function rooms will allow you to BYO catering, however, you may also order catering either from the venue or outside vendors.

Always discuss your entertainment options with the venue manager before the event. There may be restrictions on live music or the level at which you or a DJ are allowed to play music. Also, always confirm that the function room is equipped with speakers or sound equipment, as, otherwise, you may need to provide your own.

What to consider when hiring a pub with a function room in London:

  • The capacity of the space – will the private room be able to accommodate all your guests?
  • Room layout – how would you like your guests to be seated? Would it be better to divide them into smaller groups or just set up a long family-style table to sit around?
  • Catering options – when you'd like to bring your own food, check whether the pub allows outside catering.
  • BYO alcohol – pubs with function rooms in London are able to provide alcohol for your party, but not all of them allow you to bring your own. Ask the venue manager if they’re OK with it ahead of time.
  • Prices – looking for a cheap venue hire option for your next get-together? Did you know that free function room hire is actually possible in London? Some pubs don’t have a hire fee – they just give you a specific minimum spend you have to meet.

What are some of the events that pubs with function rooms are good for?

Birthdays for beer lovers are best spent in a pub function room. Whether it’s your 18th, 21st, 40th, or 80th, everyone loves a good night at the pub. Hiring a function room allows your party to enjoy the classic pub atmosphere without any interruptions that come with a busy night on the town. London, fortunately, has many flavours when it comes to their pub scene, so you can choose from cosy local pubs to more elegant gastropubs with a wide array of craft beers available. Cheers!

Team Building Activities are perfect for function rooms. It’s always a good idea to have a few nights where your team can let their hair down and have a great time hanging out with their peers outside of the office and partake in fun activities. Some good uses for a pub function room are:

  • Pub Quiz Nights – Pub quiz nights encourage peers to collaborate and show off their trivia skills. This friendly competition is best accompanied by a couple of pints. Covering topics such as music and pop culture are sure to be hits, and it is a great way for coworkers to become closer with one another.
  • Karaoke – Karaoke nights are always a good time. Seeing your team members sing their hearts out can even help shy people get up to sing with their friends. Why not even encourage group songs for your organisation? There are few things more fun than getting up on stage and singing your heart out with some friends.

Wedding Receptions are always amazing events full of food, drinks, and dancing, where friends and family will gather to celebrate two people starting a new chapter in their lives. A function room is a great choice for smaller receptions and offers you the opportunity to save money by BYO options.

Breakfasts are a popular choice at many pubs across London. Having a breakfast gathering at one of the pubs listed on Tagvenue is a guarantee of a range of venues with many exciting options for an amazing meal. Whether you are searching for a gastropub with a modern twist on the classic British fry up or a traditional pub offering a full English and strong tea.

Christmas Parties – when it’s cold outside, there’s nothing better than knocking back warming mulled wine or two with friends in a cosy place. Hire a pub with a function room and feel the Christmas spirit

Pubs with Function Rooms in London FAQ

Do all pubs in London have function rooms?

It might be too rash to say all pubs in London have function rooms. But it’s definitely alright to say that most do. These smaller spaces are designed to offer private events some degree of privacy and space to prepare a personalised event.

What is a function room?

A function room is a private event space in a pub or other venue that can be hired for special events. It is generally a closed off space that is separated from the common area. These rooms offer you the convenience playing your own music or decorating, depending on the rules of the venue.

Can I hire a function room in a London pub for free?

Yes! Most London pubs allow guests to book their venue on a minimum spend basis which means no upfront hire fee. Essentially, you are guaranteeing that your event will spend a set amount on food or drink. If you fail to meet this price, you will be asked to pay the difference.

Which are the best pubs with function rooms in London?

London is known for its great pubs and there are quite a lot of premier venues to choose from. Tagvenue has a few favourites:

The Regent offers a superb basement space for gatherings. This space can fit up to 40 people in a cocktail party setting, and is ready to host a wide range of events. Located in lively Angel, this place will be sure to impress your guests.

The George and Monkey located in Clerkenwell has a few spaces, both private and shared for your party. Here is a classic pub experience where you can kick back and enjoy a pint.

Walkers of Whitehall is a modern take on the classic English pub with luxuriously upholstered benches and proper pub lighting. Within walking distance of Whitehall Gardens, this is an excellent choice for your next party.

Can I hire outside catering or BYOB for a function room?

This will depend on the venue’s rules. If you have hired it on a  minimum spend basis, then you will likely need to buy your drinks from the bar, however, you may be able to arrange your own catering. If you have any special needs with regards to catering or BYOB, always check with the venue manager before finalising your booking.

Guests Reviews of Pubs with Function Rooms on Tagvenue

Trudie Roiz de Sa
Booked Cellar Bar at Sir Christopher Hatton
Pub is in an excellent location and the room downstairs is perfect for a quiz night. The minimum spend was not extortionate which was one of the main reasons I booked the space. Sara is a great customer liaison and ensured everything was followed up with and everything went smoothly. Couldn't recommend highly enough!
Freddy Mills
Booked The Other Place at The Albany
Staff were very helpful, minimum spend was very reasonable compared to many other places we checked, location is right by Great Portland Street and also very close to Warren Street which was really convenient, the room was great and set up exactly how we needed it (we ran a pub-quiz style event). Would strongly recommend to anyone looking to host an event for 40+ people.
Elie Irwin
Booked Whole Venue at The Chelsea Pensioner
We hired the venue for a sports end of season party and don’t think we could have picked a better place! It’s was a perfect fit with around 150-200 of us without being too crowded! Damian helped cater for all our needs and made the whole process completely stress free. He even ordered in our favourite liquor especially and did great deals on the night! The staff were awesome and made the night super fun! The karaoke room was a huge success and all in all a grand night was had! We used our own playlist and had albums of photos up on the screens around the pub which were great personal touches!
Zahira Patel
Booked Scullery at The Mitre Lancaster Gate
Amazing venue! We booked The Scullery for a birthday/work milestone party. The room itself is lovely, it has its own sound system and air conditioning, and we were also able to decorate it and move the tables around to create space for dancing. The staff could not have been more wonderful or accommodating, letting us in early to decorate, helping us to tend to the sound system through the night and also creating a delicious vegan option for the buffet menu upon request. Great cocktails too! Thank you so much for a really brilliant night.
halina watson
Booked Function Room at The Yorkshire Grey
I hosted a charity pub quiz at the Yorkshire Grey for 50 people. It was rilliant, I hired he function room upstairs which was a great space for the occasion. Here is a bar in the room, and the bar staff were very attentive throughout the night. I would definitely recommend this place!
Booked The Drawing Room at The Marquis Cornwallis
We had such a great time at an informal party at Marquis Cornwallis that we went back for another! The pub has a nice atmosphere and a great range of beers. They have a larger room for hire upstairs but we reserved a corner of the bar area that has room for 20 or so seated and 30 or so if some are standing. The team were very flexible and accommodating with arrangements. We were able to bring balloons and a birthday cake. The buffet food is very good, made in-house and much more imaginative than offered elsewhere. There was a good range of vegetarian options and the friend with a nut allergy was content without special arrangements on both occasions.

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