Private Hire

Interested in hiring The Sir John Borlase Warren for a private party or corporate event?


We have designed three example buffet menus to show you what we can offer and to give an indication of cost; This doesn’t mean this is all we can do—menus are changeable and we’ll aim to accommodate your different needs—if you want to swap, change or suggest something completely different please don’t hesitate to ask!


Pub Areas

The Sir John Borlase Warren is split into four main areas and all drinks are served from the main pub bar. We can exclusively provide a small selection of prepaid bottles, jugs of ale or mixed drinks to be available in your part of the pub.


1. The Gallery

The Gallery is our largest indoor area offering space for 30 to 40 people to sit and enjoy the plentiful views around Canning Circus. With hard flooring and restaurant style seating, this area lends itself to a slightly more ‘formal’ style of party— bearing in mind that we are still a pub so our formal is still rather casual! We can also add the ‘Snug’ and Fireplace’ on to the Gallery to offer additional seating and room for the buffet if the Gallery is at its maximum occupancy.


2. The Snug

The Snug is a quieter, hidden away space for 10 to 20 people—this lounge area is ideal for intimate parties or small meetings. If you really wanted to boost numbers, The Snug can be given private access to The Garden (see below) which increases numbers by 40—50 people, weather permitting.


3. The Garden

Our garden has been recognised as one of the best beer gardens in Nottinghamshire and we’re proud to showcase it at every opportunity. The Garden is split into two sections— ’The Terrace’ and ‘The Courtyard’. Both sections are available to hire as a whole between Monday to Wednesday; Only one or other of the sections (Courtyard or Terrace) can be hired between Thursday to Sunday. In the event of poor weather, we will do our best to accommodate your party inside the pub with BBQ food items being prepared in our kitchen.


3a. The Terrace

This is the larger of the two areas in the beer garden. Offering a raised private deck, this little suntrap is prime real estate in Canning Circus, an enclosed secluded space that’ll make you forget you’re anywhere near the city centre. This area can comfortably seat 60—70 and is ideal for BBQ’s and buffets in Summer months.


3b. The Courtyard

The ground level of The Garden, The Courtyard, offers a slightly raised gravelled area with tables and chairs and a lower paved area with archway for additional seating and buffet service. The Courtyard offers an ‘English country garden’ feel with hanging baskets aplenty and overhanging trees secluding you from the hustle and bustle of the city. We guarantee that this is the perfect spot to lose track of time. The Courtyard can comfortably accommodate 30—40 guests.


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