Truman’s Social Club

The latest phase in the relaunch of one of the UK's most historic breweries, the Truman Social Club is set to offer the residents of Walthamstow an exciting new social hub. Peter Gray reports.

Credit: Truman Social Club
-London's Best Events-
What: beer garden
When: 4 July 2020
Where: Walthamstow

Boasting over 35,000 square feet and featuring the biggest socially distanced pub and garden in London, the Truman Social Club is all set to wow Walthamstow when it opens on the 4th of July.

Even though the name may be more associated with Shoreditch, the latest offering from the revamped brewery will firmly establish the company’s credentials in Waltham Forest.

Opening in phases due to the pandemic, the site will eventually boast a brewery, taproom, café, bar, shop and street-food market to go with its massive beer garden. A huge indoor space will allow the venue to one day stage indoor cinema events, too.

Hygiene will naturally be the order of the day at the new venue with Truman promising socially distanced fun and a ‘safe space to hang out in’.

To that end, guests will have to book in advance if they want to visit the garden, with a £5 deposit per person necessary to secure your table. This fee will be redeemable at the bar on arrival at the venue.

Further measures will include hand sanitiser stations dotted around the venue and table service via smartphone.

The Truman’s Brewery is one of the most famous names in the history of British brewing. The company began life in 1666 and maintained a huge business for hundreds of years, centring on their depot in Shoreditch. However, the company’s fortunes began to wave due to the and Truman eventually closed its doors in 1989.

That was not the end of the story, however. In 2010, beer lovers James Morgan and Michael-George Hemus decided to bring the company back from the dead. They bought the copyright for the brand, set up a brewery in Hackney Wick, and began to produce a new of Truman beers. Ten years later, and the resuscitated Truman Brewery is going from strength to strength and looking forward to the future.

The Truman’s Social Club is at 1 Priestley Way, E17 6AL. More information about the venue can be found here.

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-London's Best Events-
What: beer garden
When: 4 July 2020
Where: Walthamstow