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A cosy, homely kind of boozer with an added funky edge, The Water Poet is an unpretentious dive for City boys and girls to carouse amid velvet drapes, cherubs and leather sofas that encourage
extended stays. Pounding music ensures that no one nods off during the evening, although the assembled crowd are usually preoccupied with knocking back draught ales such as Meantime and Doom Bar,
as well as decently priced, sub-£25 wines from around the globe. Peckish punters can order ‘good, honest food’ such as steak sandwiches on sour dough, Aberdeen Angus cheeseburgers, various themed
sharing boards and ‘indulgent’ puds; the Poet also does ‘huge’ Sunday lunches. If the sun’s out, make a beeline for the terrific garden area before all the seats are taken.
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The Garden Dining Room has room for up to 40 as a mixture of standing and seated, or 35 for formal dining. This beautiful room is situated just beyond the pub's Garden Undercover area and is ideal for birthdays and small corporate events. The room is equipped with a television, speakers from which you can play your own music and a separate bathroom.
The Barn has room for up to 50 as a mixture of standing and seated. Situated just off the main garden area and with double patio doors, the room has its own large screen and a bar, stocked with spirits, wines, bottled beers and one beer tap. The Barn is ideal for summer entertaining, although it's also fully heated for the winter months.
The Cellar Bar has room for up to 100 as a mixture of standing and seated, or 70-80 with a cinema-style seating layout. The bar can also accommodate up to 70 people for formal dining. Accessed from the back bar via a staircase leading down, the Cellar Bar is equipped with a full bar including two draught taps. This adaptable space can be set up with a stage and sound system, complete with spotlights, a microphone and a wall projector for cinema nights. It's ideal for parties, large dining events, comedy or quiz nights and private cinema or sporting events screenings.
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