The restaurant group behind Spitalfields pub The Culpeper, has announced it is to open a new pub on London’s Brick Lane.
The new pub, named The Buxton is a 15-bedroom pub with rooms and will open in spring 2019. Housed in a former victorian pub to the south of Brick Lane, the free house and hotel will receive full restoration work before its reopening.
The hotel takes its name from local social reformer, Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, who lived and worked on Brick Lane. Buxton, who was also a former owner of the Truman Brewery, dedicated his life to campaigning for human rights and raised money for the weavers of London who were being forced into poverty by the advancement in factory technology.
Materials are as locally sourced as possible, with carved fossilised Portland Stone from Dorset, artwork from London Fields and a Hackney-produced iron staircase leading up to the hotel bedrooms. The ground floor pub will feature a standalone 30-cover open kitchen and bar with guests seated at the counter who will be able to see the chefs at work whilst drinking.