A new pub and venue in Kings Cross
Bread and Roses at The Chapel is a pub on Gray’s Inn Road only five minutes walk from Kings Cross station.
We serve London Pride, craft beers from Hackney Brewery, a large wine selection and a range of cocktails.
A diverse selection of pub food is served throughout the day.
In the basement we have a flexible space which is host to touring and in-house theatre shows, music and a regular comedy club. It is also available to hire for meetings and functions.
The Bread and Roses at the Chapel is partnership between the National Union of Journalists and the Workers Beer Company, one of the main operators of festival bars in the UK and Ireland and which is owned Battersea and Wandsworth TUC.
Our sister-pub, the Bread and Roses in Clapham opened in 1996 and since 2013 has run a stage at the Bread and Roses at Glastonbury Festival.
The pubs are named in recognition of the struggle of workers from around the world for a better quality of life. In 1912 during a strike of women textile workers in Massachusetts, USA, banners were made calling for bread and roses. This came from a poem written by James Oppenheim and has become a trademark song for women trade unionists around the world.
"Our lives shall not be sweated from birth until life closes,
Hearts starve as well as bodies, give us bread but give us roses!"