Best Cider Pubs in London
Since the emergence and subsequent explosion of urban-based brewhouses, interest in craft beverages has definitely risen in the capital. Of course, this trend has largely been dominated by home-brewed beers and ales, with many local pubs now boasting an impressive selection of different craft creations. But a new craze sweeping London is the popularity of craft cider. As the dreary Winter afternoons slowly turn into fresh Spring mornings, and as Britain emerges from underneath a blanket of rain and wind, the nation's orchards and vines are once against bursting full of flavourful, juicy fruit. Traditionally created using the fermented juices of an apple, Britain's breweries have now produced a whole load of experimental ciders, developed using an array of exotic fruits and palate treats. Here's a list of London pubs all boasting an irresistible list of ice-cold, flavourful British ciders.
Last updated on 11th July 2016
Young's by company, British by nature, the Founders Arms is one of the best places to find authentic cider in London. Heralded for their river views and top when it comes to pub grub, grab a cold pint of the good stuff and casually drink the evening away.
The Miller Pub was born out of a need to showcase the city's finest craft beers and ciders. Don't be surprised if you see this name pop-up from time to time, as they regularly put up stalls at London's biggest urban festivals and events. Their prestigious line-up of excellent brewers includes the likes of Severn Ciders, Somerset Glory and Burrow Hill, all of whom have risen to the top of the fruit fermenting scene. There's no better place to enjoy London's latest craft-cider creations.
With rustic wall-hanging, intriguing art installations and antiques scattered all over the place, this Hackney-based pub is definitely one of the more interesting pubs that London has to offer. The pub's bar boasts some of the quirkiest creations of the UK's biggest breweries, such as 5 Points Brewing and Crate Brewery; from summer-berry treats to a selection of mulled ciders, this little wiccan haunt has everything you'll need to really soak up all the Summer has to offer.
Nestled away in Covent Garden, the Tree House Cider bar has a very refreshing feel to it. With very simple furnishings, plain wooden tables and a smattering of green, leafy plants, you'll definitely feel as if you're somewhere in the Somerset countryside in this cosy haunt. Be sure to check out one of their delicious cider-based cocktails; whether you're gulping down a Thunder Quaker, or sipping a delectable Red Witch, you're certain to find something that tickles your fancy here.
Surprisingly welcoming and full of character, Howl At The Moon offers the people of Shoreditch a cosy little local to unwind in after a long day at work. Craft drinks are the name of the game here. Alongside an impressive range of craft beers, their seasonal ciders are the perfect way to embrace all the Summer has to offer; sweet in flavour, but packing a punch, these delectable drinks will leave you wanting more.
Perched on top of a hill in Hampstead, The Well is an idyllic British pub housed in a traditional Georgian building. Alongside serving the nations favourite gastro-pub grub, guests can try a huge range of home-brewed and international ciders in this quaint little spot. Showcasing the produce of some of British biggest breweries, such as the Sipsmith, their cider selection perfectly hits the spot on those lazy Summer afternoons.
The Green Man is a quintessentially English pub nestled in the heart of West London. With a dark, mahogany bar, wooden flooring and rustic bar stools, the pub's rural feel simply enhances the character of their wonderful cider range. Showcasing many of Britain's more popular breweries, such as Thatcher's Cider and Aspall Cider, the bar has nine different brews on tap and a large array of bottled treats for you to enjoy. Sit back in a Victorian armchair and sip your way through pint-after-pint of Summer sweetness.
Nestled away in Covent Garden and surrounded by a number of bars and traditional pubs, the Harp faces fierce competition on its quest to rise up Central London's nightlife ladder. But separating it from the others is their diverse and extensive traditional cider menu. Serving an intriguing range of flavour combinations, expect to find some pretty quirky concoctions on sale here; sip a pint of Green Valley cider or gulp down an ice-cold Severn Farmhouse Perry on your way to Summer bliss.
The Southampton Arms is a North London pub completely committed to exclusively showcasing the delectable produce of Britain's more creative brewers. Everything about this pub screams tradition; the rustic furniture and mahogany bar enhances the already well-established character of this pub. And completely the experience is their impressive list of craft ciders, eight of which are on tap at their older-than-old bar.
The high ceilings and plain furniture at this North London pub contrasts sharply with the green foliage of the beautiful plants that sit in the centre of each table. With an idyllic bar and a picturesque beer garden perfect for those Summer days, grab one of their many bottles of craft ciders and watch the hours drift away. This is a great place to escape the bustle of metropolitan life.