The Brewery occupies the site of the former Whitbread brewery in East London and has a range of great spaces to host events, conferences, weddings, meetings, exhibitions and parties.
The Porter Tun is the largest and most popular space in the venue. An exposed King Post timber roof giving a clear span of 60ft above a 778 square metre antique wooden floor makes it a perfect location for conferences, awards dinners, fashion shows and exhibitions. The large raised balcony is ideal for a reception area or presentation platform.
On the ground floor, connected to both the Queen Charlotte and Lower Sugar Room, The King George III Room (named after his visit in 1787) has exposed brickwork, a barrel vaulted ceiling and period lanterns.
The King George III Room is directly accessed from the reception (and the loading bay) and can be used alone or in conjunction with the Porter Tun as a drinks reception, catering or exhibition area for larger events.
The Sugar Rooms, where the brewing sugar was stored, have natural daylight through elegant feature Georgian windows that overlook the courtyard. The Lower Sugar Room is often used as a reception area, the upper as the main meeting space, but both can be used as separate breakout spaces for larger events.
The Queen Charlotte has a barrel vaulted ceiling and exposed brickwork. It also features a built-in bar that’s hidden behind a mirrored window when not in use. Fully self contained, it can be used on its own for meetings, drinks receptions or dinners for up to 200 guests, but it also makes a useful breakout area for larger events hosted in the King George III.
The Smeaton Vaults provide an interesting, private space for parties of around 100. Copper pipes around the walls and the original iron walkway reveal their brewing past but in reality these rooms couldn’t be more modern.
Grinding malt and pumping beer takes energy. In 1785, the team of pump horses was replaced by a James Watt steam engine at the Brewery, and this room is named in his honour. The James Watt room is the smallest in the venue and perfect for more intimate events.
You can do a virtual tour of the venue here.