Faucet Inn to open new bar on site of Olympic Village

Neighbourhood Stratford

Faucet Inn Pub Company is to open a new bar on the former site of the 2012 Olympic Village in Stratford, east London.

Neighbourhood is described as a destination for beer, food, wines, cocktails and fresh food from a casual dining menu, open from breakfast through to dinner.

Although no details are yet available, the interiors are being designed by Grapes Design which specialises in bars, pubs and restaurants, including London’s Dirty Martini bars and the refurbishment of Faucet Inn Pub Company’s Babel in south London (pictured).

It is part of the new East Village community that is being built from the homes where the athletes lived during the Olympics, next to the Westfield Stratford retail and leisure complex.

Faucet Inn founder and managing director Steve Cox said: “Neighbourhood represents a really exciting chapter in our history. The site presents a huge opportunity with the growing local residential developments and close proximity to Westfield.

“We gained a great deal of insight into the area when we set up Podium in conjunction with Heineken for the Olympics in 2012. It was the largest licensed capacity open air venue and a huge success and highlight for Faucet Inns. We’re really excited to be returning and to have the opportunity to offer employment to the local community.

“What we have achieved with Neighbourhood is an urban cool bar, influenced by the surrounding area that provides a hub for the locals – a place where food, drink and community matters. It will focus on the simple things done well, without fuss.

“Our service style will be relaxed to suit the atmosphere and our staff approachable but assertive and informed. What we’ve created is a beautiful urban space for people to escape and enjoy.

“Faucet Inns is going from strength to strength. Right across the business we’re seeing increased demand for venues that offer something that is bespoke and appropriate for the area. What we do and the offer we tailor is very much based on the feel that we have for what the area and community wants and needs.

The new bar is due to open in mid-November, with more details set to go live at www.faucetinn.com/neighbourhood.

Faucet Inn Pub Company, founded in 2001, runs 20 bars, pubs and hotels around London and the south-east, headed by managing director Steve Cox. As well as Babel, its bars include Cargo in Southampton and Ember in Farringdon, London.

Updated with quote and computer-generated interior shot November 7, 2014

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