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Big Penny Social, Event Space + Garden

Location pin

1 Priestley Way, London, E17 6AL - 

  • Users

    Up to
    700 guests

  • Table with chairs

    Offers
    catering

  • Delivery truck

    Internal Catering
    allowed

Big Penny Social in Blackhorse Lane incorporates the UK’s largest beer hall, flexible event space, and a huge sunny beer garden with a total capacity of over 1,400 people. We are an incredibly versatile space and are well suited to many event types, from conferences and exhibitions, to summer or Christmas parties and away days to filming, markets, pop-up shops, product launches, press launches, gigs, weddings and everything in between! We are a collaborative team here and work with each of our clients to create tailored and memorable events.

Situated a 5 minute walk from Blackhorse Road Station on the Victoria line and Overground, Big Penny Social is easily reachable from central London. Not only are we just 20 minutes from Kings Cross, we are also one train from London Liverpool Street, which goes directly to nearby St James Street Station, passing through Bethnal Green and Hackney. We are also well connected by bus, being on the routes to Stratford, Wood Green and Chingford.

We are also a fully accessible venue, with step free access across all three of our public spaces. We also have brilliant tech and AV equipment included within the hire of our spaces, from radio mics to our 16ft projector or LED screen.

Our versatile Event Space plays host to a huge range of events, from awards ceremonies and away days/company offsites to gigs, conferences, filming and parties. With a private bar, separate access to our huge garden, and the ability to partition the room for smaller events, it is hugely flexible. We have worked with a wide range of clients and partners to deliver high quality experiences.​ The exclusive hire of the events space also includes an area of our large garden space, a sun trap in the Summer and covered by a stretch tent in the Winter.

Space features included in hire:

- Fully stocked private bar
- Direct load in and ability to drive in to space
- PA system, sound desk and DJ kit
- 12x8ft stage
- 16ft projector & screen
- 2x lecterns
- Tables and chairs for up to 450
- Three phase & 125 amp power
- High speed WiFi
- Limited reserved parking on site
- Green room space available
- Photobot photobooth (additional cost)
- Table football, table tennis, giant jenga (available on request)

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 700

Dining

Dining

up to 400

Theatre

Theatre

up to 500

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 50

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 400

Classroom

Classroom

up to 400

Pricing
& opening hours

Weekly schedule
  • monday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • tuesday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • wednesday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • thursday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • friday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • saturday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • sunday

    0:00 - 24:00

Price type:
  • from £175 per hour

  • from £175 per hour

  • from £350 per hour

  • from £600 per hour

  • from £850 per hour

  • from £1700 per hour

  • from £600 per hour

Catering & drinks

Catering arrangements

Catering arrangements

Catering facilities

Catering facilities

Refreshments

Refreshments

Alcohol

Alcohol

Amenities

Cloakroom

Cloakroom

Disabled access

Disabled access

Heating

Heating

Lectern

Lectern

Natural light

Natural light

Outdoor / Garden / Beach

Outdoor / Garden / Beach

Telephone

Telephone

Print/Scan/Copy

Print/Scan/Copy

Stage

Stage

Table / chairs included

Table / chairs included

Tea

Tea

Premises parking

Premises parking

Audio & visual

Sound system

Sound system

Microphone

Microphone

Conference phone

Conference phone

Projector & screen

Projector & screen

TV screen

TV screen

WiFi

WiFi

Space rules

Allowed events

alcoholLicense

Licensed for alcohol

Location

Reviews

  • Laura Knox

    April 2024

    We had a great time. My friend and I came with our 2 children - ages 2-5 for Bounce. They all loved their hour for the Bounce session. Lots of variety of different bouncy castles. Then we all ate lunch in the main hall. Mums had wine and chips and kids shared chicken goujons and chips. Large space with lots of children around, everyone was happy :) We will def be coming back

  • Benjamin Everest

    April 2024

    One of the best places to drink in Blackhorse. Order via QR code and even when super busy the beer arrives in a couple mins. Great selection of their own beer and guest taps. Also great for football & rugby with multiple screens.

  • Laura Hall

    April 2024

    We have been coming to Big Penny for a couple of months now and the service has been consistently amazing and the food is brilliant. My husband is partially blind and we always feel looked after when we come to events at big penny. The staff remembered us which made us feel so welcome and comfortable. Great for children too with lots of games and a good menu for kids

  • Ian Silvera

    April 2024

    I’ve been to BPS a few times now. A couple of things stick out: the service (sometimes table service), venue and selection of beers are all great. The food, however, is mediocre — avoid the nachos. Having said that, it’s a fab location to watch the football, rugby and to pop into the bi-monthly crafts market. Plenty to do for all the family, including a selection of retro games machines and darts boards for small and big kids. A real hot spot for the Walthamstow community. Because of all the above, I would give it 4.5/5 — maybe bring your own food?