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 40 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

Our Venues

We have over 30 fantastic pubs, bars and restaurants across London, all with their own individual style and concept offering great experiences, products and service. Whether you're in the mood for pizza & ping pong, cocktails in the city or great food in a suburban gastropub, we've got the perfect venue for you.

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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


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.


Come and visit our latest opening! The Horseshoe in Hampstead is back open and ready to give you warm and welcome custom!
We are once again delighted to be supporting the outstanding charity, StreetSmart.

StreetSmart was founded in 1998 and in that time has raised over £10m for homeless and vulnerable people across the UK. Our founders Nick and Malc have supported the charity long before Urban Pubs and Bars was formed, and every year the company doubles what is raised in the sites for donation. To this day we are proud to say that with your help we have raised over £180,000 for StreetSmart, and that’s just the beginning.

How it works, pubs and restaurants up and down the country add an optional £1 to each bill over the festive period. This year the cause is as important as ever and we would love to do as much as we can to support those in need. To that end we have added 4 amazing festive cocktails to our menus, every time you buy one of these cocktails we will donate 50p to the charity.
We’re always on the lookout for staff at Urban, we’ve got openings in sites across London and in our growing Head Office! 

Click the link in bio to view vacancies!
Welcome to the family, Queens Head Shoreditch, The Monarchy Camden and The Horseshoe Hampstead!

With these 3 new sites we now have 40! 

We’re always on the lookout for talented people to join the team. If you e got what it takes get in touch. DM for more details.
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!