Where to drink craft beer in the capital. These are the 14 best breweries in London.
June 27, 2023
The Crown has the best beer selection in Greenwich, heaps of old pub charm, and serves decent pizzas from Flatboys.
September 4, 2023
Cloudwater is one for the hop connoisseur. The Manchester-based brewery’s Bermondsey taproom, 73 Enid Street, has a 20-strong draught menu featuring collaborations with other breweries.
June 30, 2023
There’s no lack of shipping container-filled yards around east London but this one in Dalston is where you’ll find The Dusty Knuckle bakery, BBQ restaurant Acme Fire Cult, and 40FT Brewery & Taproom.
Peckham’s Brick Brewery is an easy win, day or night. There’s a mix of covered and uncovered outdoor seating and 20 draught lines of their own (and guest beers) to choose from.
We like easing into things at The Kernel early doors when it’s quieter. There’s a great selection of pale ales, stouts and natural wines at this Bermondsey brewery.
With a big industrial indoor and outdoor space that screams get-loaded-on-beer-and-order-way-too-many-crispy-potatoes, Hackney Church Brew Co. in Hackney is a spot for a Friday or Saturday night.
The outdoor benches are where it’s at, at Pillars Brewery, a Ravenswood Industrial Estate taproom.
Bianca Road Brew Co. manages to make a curved, corrugated steel brewery in Bermondsey, with the odd hanging bike wheel for decoration, charming.
One of the rare breweries that has a nice inside and outside space, The Real Al Company & Taproom in Walthamstow specialises in ciders.
Villages Brewery is a popular Deptford brewery with a proper selection in its taproom.
Beer from Beavertown, a mega-popular Tottenham brewery, can be found in more London pubs than not these days. And their weekend-only taproom is also a very popular hangout spot.
The Wild Card Brewery Barrel Store in Walthamstow is a particularly good microbrewery/bar for big group meet-ups, great merch, and fans of New England-style IPA.
Signature Brew is a polished brewery and taproom on Walthamstow’s Blackhorse Beer Mile.
June 22, 2023
We’ve brought friends, a brother who knows his beer, and an in-law who only drinks wine to Pretty Decent Beer Co. They all loved this bright, cheerful Walthamstow brewery.
Exale Brewery and Taproom in Walthamstow works just as well for an IPA on the sunny terrace, as it does for evenings that involve DJ sets finishing at 2am.
The Collab in Walthamstow does juicy burgers and crispy wings, and it's also the sole cause of any napkin shortages in the east London area.
March 16, 2023
A homely Korean restaurant in New Malden with excellent traditional dishes and friendly service.
February 13, 2023
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October 24, 2022
If you’re in the market for a buzzing covered terrace, expert vegetarian small plates, and big barbecue dishes, then Dalston’s Acme Fire Cult is where you want to be.
August 16, 2022