Pining for the slopes and fun of après ski?
Head to The White Haus, a brand new pub officially opening its doors on Farringdon Street on 8th November.
With three floors of rustic alpine décor complete with cosy corners, cuckoo clocks and vintage cable cars, The White Haus brings the joie de vivre of ski season to the heart of London, from dusk 'til dawn.
The interiors, by Jo Clevely, take inspiration from the mountains of Val D’Isére and chalets of Verbier with exposed wood and a fireplace, whilst vintage skis, mittens, photography and other memorabilia has been donated by The Ski Club of Great Britain’s whose former headquarters, the pub, take its name from.
Spread over three floors, the new pub transports you to the mountains with rustic timber chalet-style décor, a roaring fireplace, cosy corners complete with sheepskin throws, ‘snowflake’ chandeliers and a bookable cable car for six. A full-size TV will screen old ski movies and winter sporting events. The exposed balcony level and lower ground Medal Room with its retro ski lift photobooth, are dedicated to dining and also available for private events and parties.
The après ski vibe is taken seriously at The White Haus which means a seriously good drinks list. 1936 Biere – a Swiss lager brewed at the foot of The Alps – is dispensed fresh from tank to glass and the wine list has been curated by the pub’s own Master of Wine, John Clevely. Signature cocktails include a Salted Caramel Old Fashioned, Black Cherry & Amaretto Sour and barrel-aged Bordeaux Negroni which feature alongside a selection of hot toddies, vin chaud and ‘ski shots’.
DJ sets and bottomless brunch are also on offer as well as a series of social events hosted by the Ski Club, so forget packing for the pistes, leave your thermals at home and indulge in a spot of après ski at The White Haus.