The Newman Arms – About Us2019-06-12T10:38:34+00:00
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ABOUT THE NEWMANS

Dating back to 1730, The Newman Arms is a gem of a pub in the heart of Fitzrovia. It has been frequented regularly by a number of famous characters over the years, including George Orwell and Dylan Thomas. George Orwell even based the “Proles” pub in his dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four on The Newman’s and it featured again in his Keep the Aspidistra Flying. The pub also featured in a scene in Michael Powell’s film Peeping Tom.

Prior to being a pub in 1860, the building was previously home to a candle maker, an iron monger and a picture framer. At one point it was even a brothel and a lady of the night in historical costume is painted onto a bricked-over upstairs window in reference to this.

In 2017 the iconic pub closed before it was reopened by Truman’s a year later, the first pub that Truman’s had opened since being re-founded in 2010 with a focus on serving great beers and homemade food, specialising in pies handmade daily in the kitchen.

ABOUT TRUMAN’S

Founded in 1666, Truman’s grew rapidly for over 250 years, at one point even becoming the biggest brewery in the world, before it eventually succumbed to the merger mania of the 1980s. The buyer closed down the brewery and overnight over 300 years of brewing history all but disappeared and London nearly lost an iconic brand. Thankfully the name lived on – in 2010 Truman’s was re-established and in 2013 we opened of our brewery in Hackney Wick, where we now brew an eclectic mix of modern and traditional beers with love and passion.

ABOUT TRUMANS

Founded in 1666, Truman’s grew rapidly for over 250 years, at one point even becoming the biggest brewery in the world, before it eventually succumbed to the merger mania of the 1980s. The buyer closed down the brewery and overnight over 300 years of brewing history all but disappeared and London nearly lost an iconic brand. Thankfully the name lived on – in 2010 Truman’s was re-established and in 2013 we opened of our brewery in Hackney Wick, where we now brew an eclectic mix of modern and traditional beers with love and passion.