Alpine lodge-inspired pub to become Hippo Inns’ 12th London site

By Stuart Stone contact

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New opening: the alpine ski lodge-themed White Haus will become Hippo Inns' latest pub when it opens in November
New opening: the alpine ski lodge-themed White Haus will become Hippo Inns' latest pub when it opens in November
Ei Group managed investment business Hippo Inns will open its 12th pub, the White Haus, in central London, next month (November).

The alpine-themed all-day eating, drinking and entertainment venue will showcase donated vintage ski memorabilia from the Ski Club of Great Britain whose former headquarters give the new venue its name.

The three-storey site features a ground-floor bar with fresh tank 1936 Biere – a lager brewed on the Swiss Alps – as well as a 40-cover mezzanine level complete with a retro cable car doubling up as a private booth.

On the lower ground level, a wooden-clad chalet offers two flexible private dining rooms for up to 60 covers, while a small outside terrace can accommodate a further 12 diners.

Hippo Inns founder Rupert Clevely explained: “The White Haus combines a passion for pubs and the thrill of the mountains.

“We’ve been incredibly lucky to have the support of the Ski Club of Great Britain – its range of memorabilia gives the pub a unique ambience, transporting drinkers and diners to the slopes without leaving the capital – we’ve even got genuine Austrian cable cars and a TV playing classic ski movies for a vibe that creates the conviviality and fun associated with aprés ski.”

Ski Club of Great Britain chief executive Darren Neylon added: “We are delighted to be partnering with Hippo Inns on this exciting project.

“We are planning to host a whole series of social activities to ensure the White Haus resonates with our members and all those with a passion for snow sports.”

Open six days a week, the all-day menu from executive chef Jamie Polito, formerly of Geronimo Inns and head chef Dan Davies offers pub favourites with a European twist, as well as lighter dishes.

Along with the house tank beer, drinks will include craft cocktails and a wine list curated by Hippo Inns master of wine John Clevely.

Ei Group managed investments operations director Nathan Wall commented: “We are delighted that Hippo Inns continues to grow and develop, and that the exciting features and design will bring something new to the city.”

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