The Buxton, a 15-bedroom pub and hotel, is due to open at the bottom of Brick Lane this spring.
Taking its name from local social reformer Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, who lived and worked on Brick Lane and who was also a former owner of the nearby Truman brewery, the Victorian building is currently being restored.
The ground floor pub will have an open kitchen and bar with 30 covers with diners able to sit at a counter and see the chefs at work. It will serve a menu regional European food alongside a short drinks list and
The seven-story hotel will ‘balance modernity with the beauty of old world design’, according to the press material, with a focus on ‘clever ways to make best use of space for travellers whilst retaining an element of understated luxury’.
The Culpeper was opened by owners Nico Teguer, Gareth Roberts and Bash Redford on Shoreditch’s Commercial Street in June 2014 and features a ground floor pub, a restaurant on the first floor, five hotel bedrooms on the second floor, and a greenhouse with kitchen garden on the rooftop.
Redford isn't involved with The Buxton.