Finch, who co-founder of Danish bakery The Bread Station in London Fields and owner of The Duke in Wanstead and also director of East 10 Pub Co, will refurbish and reopen The Coach & Horses on Leyton High Road first, followed by The Leytonstone Tavern on Harrow Road.
The 240-cover The Coach & Horses pub, which dates back to 1863, will relaunch on 23 July, having had its traditional pub look restored and a 70-cover terrace added.
Former Hix Soho chef Steve Wilson will head up the kitchen. Wilson trained in France, and has held head chef roles with both Caprice Holdings and Mark Hix Restaurants.
He will serve a seasonal and classic British menu, including the likes of beef shortrib suet pudding with mashed potato and liquor.
Drinks will comprise a range of well-known beers alongside a selection of those from East London suppliers, including Signature Brewery, and the East London Liquor Company.
The new pub will be open from 10am on Tuesdays to offer a work space for local freelancers,
“This has been a fantastic project for all of us and we’re really excited for the launch in July,” says Finch.
“We want to keep The Coach & Horses as a real local neighbourhood pub – just good food, good drinks, friendly staff and a strong events programme that caters for all.”
The Leytonstone Tavern is still in earlier stages of its refurbishment and will open later in the year.
2018 has seen a spate of pub relaunches across the capital, including The Hero of Maida and The Coach & Horses from chef Henry Harris; Tom Oldroyd’s The Duke of Richmond in Hackney; and The Bluecoats in Tottenham from the team behind Night Tales and Ruby’s.