Brewdog has opened the biggest bar in London in Waterloo and its sparked a huge debate

Brewdog has opened the biggest bar in London in Waterloo and its sparked a huge debate
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Brewdog has opened the biggest bar in London, and social media users have had a lot to say about it.

The Scottish brewer has moved into a new location in Waterloo and it’s not your standard boozer.

For starters, it’s absolutely massive and looks more like an airport than a bar. Then, there’s a host of extras added which would have plenty of old school pub goers rubbing their eyes in disbelief.

There’s a photo booth and for some reason there’s an in-house podcast studio.

However, the biggest oddity is a slide coming down from the upper level.

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Brewdog opened the pub this week and co-founder James Watt posted a tour of the new venue.

Judging by the majority of comments on Twitter, though, it’s not gone down too well.

People took issue with the layout of the new pub, while others referenced the controversies surrounding the company – BrewDog previously apologised after former workers alleged there is a "culture of fear" at the beer firm, with "toxic attitudes" towards junior staff.

Some also disputed the claim in Watt’s post that it was Britain’s biggest pub.

Brewhemia in Edinburgh wrote: “Numbers a bit wonky there James - might be the biggest Brewdog but we’ve a capacity of 1852 and by any maths that’s bigger than yours! You could say we’re the big dog…”

It comes after BrewDog apologised after an open letter from former workers in 2021 stated a "significant number" of ex-employees suffered mental illness as a result of working at the company.

They claimed that the Scottish brewer was built upon a "cult of personality" around founders, Watt and Martin Dickie.

Responding to the letter, Watt said BrewDog was sorry and would not contest the allegations but would "listen, learn and act".

He said in a statement: "We are committed to doing better, not just as a reaction to this, but always, and we are going to reach out to our entire team past and present to learn more.

"But most of all, right now, we are sorry."

BrewDog, founded in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire in 2007, was valued at around $2bn (£1.4bn) in 2021.

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