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Truman’s brewery set to re-open legendary Newman Arms pub

Newman Arms features in Orwell's 1984 and controversial horror film, Peeping Tom

13 May, 2018 — By Geoffrey Sawyer

A PUB which features in two of George Orwell’s novels is set to re-open this week.

The Truman’s brewery said the legendary Newman Arms in Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia, would officially re-open on Wednesday. It has been shut for more than a year.

Orwell referenced the pub in both 1984 and Keep The Aspidistra Flying. A new ‘snug’ in the pub will be named after the writer.

The brewery said: “The Newman was a legendary pub, and we want to return it to that status. Key will be the beer range with 4 cask and 12 keg lines taking pride of place on the bar. A core range of our own beers will pour alongside a rotating selection of the best beers from our craft friends.”

It added: We have some incredibly exciting plans for The Newman Arms going forward. On the bar will be a state-of-the-art crowler machine. This will allow the filling of 32oz (910ml) cans so our customers can enjoy their favourite draft beers in the pub and at home (and maybe the occasional workplace beer o’clock…).”

The bar also featured in the controversial 1960 serial killer film, Peeping Tom, which faced severe criticism on its release but later gained a cult following.

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