Our Story

Hippo Inns are a home from home, welcoming to regulars and newcomers alike. They’re the kind of pubs you can settle down for the day in, nestled by an open fire with a decent glass of red.

Our name Hippo Inns came about as a result of Rupert Clevely’s (our Chief Rhinoceros) three daughters saying, “Dad, you’ve been wallowing around doing nothing for far too long.” Rupert and his wife Jo were the founders of Geronimo Inns which they sold to Youngs in 2010, come 2015 and we all felt it was about time they got back in the game.

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Hippo Inns are an eclectic bunch of community pubs across London. Family values are what we are all about, and our pubs aim to be an extension of your living room. The key thing about Hippo pubs is that they are always warm and cosy, ‘let’s get the fires going’ has become a bit of a team motto.

We’re a small team dedicated to delivering great food and drink at a sensible price in glorious surroundings. Our wine list is crafted by our very own, in house Master of Wine, Rupert’s father. Our lovely British food harks back to the ale taverns of old, simple but wonderful.

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