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The Newman Arms (Truman's)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Truman's - Bow BellsGood1
Truman's - RunnerGood1
Treboom - Yorkshire SparkleNot Tried0
Truman's - LazarusNot Tried0
Truman's - Captain LockwoodNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Newman Arms, Fitzrovia, Central London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

15 May 2019 (ChrisE)
I used to use this pub when I worked nearby and this was a delightful small Charrington pub which I liked, and I still do now it is owned by Truman's who have done a good job here. I was tempted by the sausage rolls and the salt beef but decided to stick to beer. Welcoming bar staff made me feel at home and offered tasters of all the cask beers on offer.
Truman's - Runner4.00Good
Treboom - Yorkshire Sparkle4.00Not TriedDescribed as a very pale ale so definitely not for me. The brewery's web site describes it as having grapefruit and citrus flavours plus being great with fish and chips so very definitely not for me
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Not Tried
Truman's - Captain Lockwood4.20Not Tried
16 May 2018 (Stephen Harris)
There was a soft launch last Thursday, but tonight is the first official night of re-opening under Truman’s ownership. Predictably, the place is rammed at 7pm. I’ll have to come back on a quieter night to get a better feel for the pub.
Truman's - Bow Bells4.20GoodA pale gold, light beer. Not as strikingly citrusy as last time I drank it.
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried

About The Newman Arms

The pub sign. The Newman Arms, Fitzrovia, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Fitzrovia, Central London, W1T 1NG.

First licensed in 1863 in an older building. This is a very small pub beside an atmospheric alleyway in Rathbone Street. It was frequented at one time by George Orwell, who may have used it as the model for 1984’s ‘Proles Arms’. There is only room for a couple of tables in the main bar, plus there is a little downstairs snug. Historically a Charrington’s house, this pub re-opened in May 2018 after a period of closure as the revived Truman’s Brewery’s first tied house. There are four handpumps on the bar.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 5 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: W1T 1NG