Covid Safety

This has been a long and tough road, but don’t forget we haven’t come this far to only come this far. Our team will continue to be working safely for the comfort of both staff and guests.

Remember, some people may still want space so please continue to respect those around you. 

Stay safe London.

All our current policies are in-line with government guidelines. These are subject to change in accordance with government advice.

Booking Rules


Fees may apply for late cancellations and no-shows. For larger groups and on key occasion days for our business, we reserve the right to increase the notice required. This will be outlined in your booking journey.

Group bookings between the size of 5 – 15 guests: We require a £5 per person pre-auth. Larger bookings will be required a deposit which will be redeemable against the bill.

Cancellation policy.

You may cancel your booking at any time within the Cancellation Window listed below:

Bookings that have pre authorised £5 per person will only be charged in case of no show or cancel with less than 72 h notice.

Should you cancel with less than 72 h notice, we will claim your pre-auth as cancellation fee.

Should you need to make any amendments to your reservation, you can do so up to 24h prior. Changes made with less than 24 h notice or on arrival (including a decrease in guest numbers) will be charged at £5 per missing guest. 

Deposit are non-refundable. Should you need to cancel your reservation up to 72 h prior, the deposit is fully refundable.

On rare occasions, we may need to move or amend your booking and will work closely with you to find the best solution. In the event we need to cancel your booking you will receive a full refund where applicable


Larger groups may be required to pre-order and/or dine from set menus. Pre-orders must be paid in advance and placed at least a week prior to the event. Pre-orders can be amended or cancel within 2 days prior to the event after this you will be charged in full for the cancelled items

Table rules

Only sports booking types will guarantee a view of a TV screen. We cannot guarantee a view of the screen for any other booking type. To ensure the best possible experience and to ensure we are showing the right game, please let us know which sporting match you are coming for.

For dining bookings including “Sport & food”, each party member will be allocated a seat.

Non-dining bookings are a mixture of seated and standing to create a social area. Please speak to our events team for more information.  

We will always try to accommodate seated bookings on as few tables as possible, but we may need to split your party across multiple tables. We will always try to seat your party as close together, however, this cannot always be guaranteed.

We will hold your table or area for 15 minutes after your booking arrival time, at which point we reserve the right to clear the table or reserved area for other guests to enjoy.

We cannot guarantee that outside tables will be undercover, and we cannot guarantee that customer requests will be met.

Company Rules and Customer Safety

Under 18’s are allowed in our venues until 7 pm daily. Should you wish to dine with an under 18, we kindly ask you to allow enough time, to be finished prior to 7 pm. 

We operate “Challenge 25” please ensure anyone lucky to look under 25 is carrying a valid form of ID. We accept valid passports or UK driving licence.

All of our venues have a zero-tolerance drug policy. Anyone found to be using and/or handling drugs will be escorted off the premises and the police may be informed.

CCTV is in operation in all Livelyhood venues.

We are cashless, please use contactless and card payments. We do not accept AMEX.

A discretionary 10% service charge will be added to all tables who receive table service.

All our venues are dog friendly.

Management reserves the right to refuse entry; a booking does not guarantee entry

Bottomless Brunch

Bottomless drinks only available when ordering brunch or mains. Price includes drinks only, the cost of brunch is additional. Choice of one drink per person, no swapping between drinks. Bottomless is a family affair and we ask that entire table participate. Available Saturday, Sunday and Bank holidays. Last sittings 30 mins before end of session. Please drink responsibly.

Bottomless is not available at all venues and subject to availability and kitchen times.

Bottomless Pizza

Offer valid at The Mere Scribbler only. We reserve the right to charge £5 per person for any food wastage. No takeaway. Bottomless is a family affair and we ask that entire table participate. Last orders at 9.30pm

The Artful Duke – Win Beer For a Year Competition

Entrants must be over 18 and sign up to our mailing list online. The winner will receive; 2 x pints of Camden Hells, and the runner up will receive 2 x 50ml serve Hayman’s Gin per week for 12 months from September 2021. This prize can not be exchanged for cash and is only valid for the products listed. If product unavailable staff will offer a suitable alternative product. Not available in lieu or in advance of weekly allowance. Staff have the right to refuse service to customers who are, or appear to be, intoxicated. Entries close 31.08.2021. Please drink responsibly.