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12th October 2023

Guild Member Invitation: Exclusive launch event at the Tom Cribb

We are delighted to announce that independent family brewer and pub company Shepherd Neame has completed an £800,000 transformation of West End pub, the Tom Cribb.

Situated just off Leicester Square in central London, the 18th century pub is named after bare-knuckle boxer Tom Cribb, who became a world champion and ran the pub when he retired from the sport.

The 12 week renovation has seen the historic Panton Street building brought up to date for 21st century city drinkers, while retaining its unique features and boxing heritage.

In addition to a full external and internal redecoration, other improvements include a renovation of the bar and layout change to create a more open plan ground floor space.

The project has also seen the first floor given a new lease of life as a dining room and function room with a London club-inspired feel.

Memorabilia paying tribute to the pub’s namesake, who ran the venue when it was called the Union Arms in the 19th century, has been given pride of place throughout.

In keeping with the pub’s refreshed look and feel, there is a new menu, available in the bar area and upstairs, as well as a bespoke cocktail menu.

To celebrate the Tom Cribb’s new look and offer, General Manager Marcin Bornus and his team are hosting an exclusive launch event at the pub on Tuesday, October 24.

It is taking place from 5pm to 7pm, with a presentation to be made by our Chief Executive Jonathan Neame at 6pm. Nibbles and drinks will be provided for guests.

We would be delighted if you could join us for this special event. Please let us know if you can attend by emailing your RSVP to by Thursday, October 19.