The Wheatsheaf, Tooting

We're a growing brand of independent pubs, bars & restaurants in the heart of London.

About us

Urban Pubs & Bars was founded in 2014 by Nick Pring and Malcolm Heap and has since expanded to an estate of 34 pubs, bars and restaurants across London. 

Our ethos focuses on acquiring the best sites in the right locations and recruiting exceptional operators who are as passionate about food and drink as we are. Establishing the right offer and investing in the right areas is key, whilst devoting time and attention to the team that operate those sites is a major part of that investment.

In 2018 Urban Pubs & Bars was ranked number 28 in the Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 list, recognising Britain's private companies with the fastest-growing sales. The Company was then nominated for 2 Publican Awards in 2020, winning the award for ‘Best Managed Pub Company - 2-50 sites’ on the night. Most recently, Urban was awarded 'Best Food-led Pub Company 2021' at the R200 awards.

Our teams play a pivotal role in creating an eclectic mix of unique establishments all with a friendly atmosphere, delicious food and great service all at the heart of what we value. Ensuring each site’s position within its local community

Craft draught beer at Lord Wargrave
Nest, Bishopsgate opening party
Great burgers at Marylebones Lord Wargrave

Private Hire

All our sites offer spaces and/or areas for private hire. Whether you’re organising a work meeting, birthday celebration, corporate event or just a get-together with friends we have a venue that will be happy to help you plan and deliver a memorable event.

Dining room at The Gatehouse Dining room at The Gatehouse
Private dining room at ParadisePrivate dining room at Paradise
Private hire room at The WheatsheafPrivate hire room at The Wheatsheaf

Join the Team

We’re always looking for talented people to join our team.  If you're enthusiastic, full of energy, love being around people and have a passion for all things hospitality then get in touch.

You can view our current vacancies through the link below.


Her Majesty the Queen
21.4.26 - 08.09.22

Rest in peace ❤️
The Urban Cocktail Club is a group of the most talented mixologists across our venues who are continually honing their cocktail-making skills during training sessions with our suppliers. Yesterday was session number three hosted by @campariuk at Harrild & Sons

They were tasked with making their spin on a film-inspired negroni, and the top three entries will feature on a special menu for Negroni week 12-18 September.

Here’s a few pics from the challenge! Thanks to everyone who took part!
Iliya @paradisekensal
Antonio @operatavernldn
Dan @saltyardrestaurant
Krenar @batandballldn
Stefan @fleetslondon
Kitti @nestbishopsgate
Alex @junorooms
Laura @batandballldn
Enzo @harrildandsons
#negroni #campari #cocktail #mixology #mixologist #negroniweek #campari #cocktails #cocktailweek
Finishing Touches 🌟
@batandballldn 🏓
Swipe for a sneak peek ⬅️
It's all hands on deck as we get ready to open the new and improved Bat & Ball tomorrow, and if you haven't already heard, it's just three doors down from the current venue! 
allnewbatandball #batandblog #westfieldstratford #westfieldstratfordcity #westfieldlondon #eastlondonbar #eastlondonlife #londoneats #londonpubs
Team Centrel Res at @nestbishopsgate for a well earned staff party!
Construction of the new and improved Bat & Ball is coming along nicely, and we're now less than five weeks away from opening! Yesterday, all of the staff received a guided tour of the new site by Nick Pring as he talked them through the vision for this £2m development and all of the latest amenities we can all look forward to when we open next month.

With this project, we hope to cement Bat & Ball as a cornerstone of Westfield Stratford's bar, restaurant and entertainment scenes as we move just two doors down from where we initially opened as a pop-up concept over seven years ago.

Want to be part of this? We're #Hiring across the board! Click the link in our bio for more! 

#construction #project #hospitality #Westfield #stratford #jobs #bar #pingpong #darts #karaoke #competitivesocialising
Opening Today: The Black Horse on Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia. A short walk from Tottenham Court Road. A contemporary pub with a chic cocktail bar upstairs. Come and check it out from 4pm today and give them a follow: @theblackhorselondon
New Pub Alert 🚨🍻 @theblackhorselondon
We’re delighted to be re-opening a pub that dates back to 1809. Making a return under its original name, the Black Horse will be opening its doors to the thirsty people of Fitzrovia this Friday. With a contemporary pub downstairs and secluded cocktail bar upstairs, you can expect the finest beers, wines and spirits alongside an extensive cocktail menu. Here's a sneak peak! 📸
 #newpub #pub #tottenhamcourtroad #fitzrovia #london #ldn #cocktails #cocktailsofinstagram #publichouse
There’s more cause for celebration this week 🥂
We’re absolutely elated to announce that we won the award for ‘Food-Led Pub Company 2021’ last night at the R200 Restaurant Awards. @restaurantmaguk
We can put this down to the hard work of everyone across the business but particularly our incredible chefs and kitchen teams for making this happen. Well done everyone!