The Cornwall Project Secures Fitzrovia’s Newman Arms

April 10, 2015

The Cornwall Project has secured its first public house after Davis Coffer Lyons – the leisure specialists – secured a new letting on the historic Newman Arms in Fitzrovia on behalf of Shaftesbury PLC, following its recent acquisition of the property.

Building on the success of their two kitchens at the Adam and Eve in Homerton and The Three Crowns in Stoke Newington, Matt Chatfield from the Cornwall Project will transform the former haunt of 1984’s author George Orwell – which is widely believed to be the inspiration for the dystopian novel’s proles pub – to create a classic West End boozer with their hugely popular food offering.

Chef Michael Harrison will cook a seasonal menu that is brought daily from quality Cornish suppliers including Philip Warren Butchers and the Modern Salad Grower, who also supply high-profile London restaurants such as Kitty Fisher’s, The Clove Club, and Smoking Goat.

The Newman Arms will serve a selection of Cornish ales from Tintagel, craft beers from Five Points Brewing Company as well as the Cornish Project’s award winning scotch egg and their new Cornish pasty.

Kate Taylor, Associate Director at Davis Coffer Lyons said: “This popular Fitzrovia pub attracted a huge amount of interest from a range of operators. After careful consideration, it was felt that the Cornwall Project – with its dedication to outstanding produce and its commitment to sustainable cooking – would prove a great operator for the site, maintaining a well-loved local pub and bringing with it a fantastic food offer to appeal to the local community and beyond. It will prove a great complement to Charlotte Street’s dynamic mix of restaurants, cafes and bars, such as Lima and Barnyard close by and recent openings Delancey & Co and Beyond Bread”.