christmas at the water poet 2017


We love Christmas at The Water Poet, and are forever coming up with new wonderful ways to celebrate. Be it a champagne reception, a  Christmas quiz, festive films or dinner and dancing, our team will make sure this year's Christmas party is one to remember.

Please see below for more information on what we can offer in terms of tables, spaces or private rooms to make sure your party is just perfect.

To get in touch, use the form below or email us directly at

Full Christmas Menu - please click here                         (Allergens List).

Buffet Party Boards Menu - please click here                (Allergens List)

Christmas Wine List - please click here

Christmas Drinks Preorder List - please click here



The Water Poet is London's go to spot for a legendary Christmas party, small or large, with a variety of spaces FOR BOTH PRIVATE PARTIES AND SMALLER GROUPS.





100 capacity (Standing space for drinks/buffet)

70 capacity (Cinema style seating / Private Quiz set up)

65 capacity (Fully seated / formal dining)

Accessed from the Back Bar via a staircase leading down, this private room has its own full bar including two draught taps.The largest of the pub's private spaces, there is also a projector and screen and sound system for music, making it perfect for a sit down Christmas feast, festive quiz (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO) or a larger drinks party. 

Available to book 12-5pm / 6pm-11pm or all day 12pm-11pm

Minimum spend / deposit required. Minimum of 30 pax dining


40 capacity (Standing space for drinks/buffet)

30 capacity (Fully seated / formal dining)

Located through the Undercover Garden, the Garden Dining Room is ideal for large lunch groups and private evening dinners. The space has its own sound system and separate bathroom facilities attached. Please note however, there is not a private bar in this space so it is best suited to formally seated parties with table service, to let us wait on you hand and foot or parties with large drinks pre-orders!

Available to book 12-5pm / 6pm-11pm or all day 12pm-11pm

Minimum spend / deposit required. Minimum of 25 pax required

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30 capacity (Fully seated / Formal dining) 

Available for private hire for 3 course dining, this is a great room, just off the main bar. If not booked privately, individual tables can also be reserved within this section for smaller groups of 8 and under.

Available to book 12-5pm / 6pm-11pm or all day 12pm-11pm

Minimum spend / deposit required for private hire - Minimum 20  pax dining


SHARED SPACES                     

the restaurant

Located behind our impressive main bar, with easy access to all parts of the pub, the Restaurant doubles up as a bar area at night. Book a table for a Christmas lunch or an area for drinks and nibbles for smaller parties during the evening.

Important Information

Booking / pre-order forms must be completed and returned to us via email at least TWO weeks in advance of your party



  • No party or booking is confirmed until deposit payment is received and confirmed by The Water Poet. Deposits are non-refundable and are redeemed in full against your final bill. In the event of a cancellation less than 60 days in advance of booking, the full deposit will be lost. All balances including minimum spends must be settled on the night.


  • When reserving an area for drinks or sharing boards, this is a great base for your party but please be aware that this will be mixed seating, standing and tables and seating is not guaranteed for everyone.


  • Please note no amendments can be made to preorder forms less than 7 days before your booking. Drop outs after this time will still be charged and the food brought out.


  • Area bookings are held for 15 minutes after requested time of booking. After this time if the customer has not been in contact or cannot be reached then this is taken as a no show booking and the tables released for other customers on the day. 


  • Please note we do not allow for outside catering or drinks to be brought in.


  • Under 18s are welcome at The Water Poet until 7pm daily. Dogs are welcome in the garden areas but we do not recommend you bring your pet in times where the pub is likely to be very busy for example sports events and weekend evenings.








50 capacity (Mixed seating and standing)

Situated just off the main garden area, this unique room has its own private bar serving spirits, wines, draught beer & bottled beers of your choice. Plug your ipod into the sound system and really get the party started. The room also has heating, as may be required in the later months.

Available to book 4pm-11pm

Minimum spend / deposit required. Minimum of 30 pax required.


the UNDERCover garden

Another fantastic option for smaller drinks parties, this heated, covered, non-smoking area in the garden is festooned with fairy lights and is perfect for more casual Christmas drinks and festive get-togethers of around 15 people.