I never thought I’d say this, but I’m really starting to miss battling my way to the bar, trying not to spill my drink and fighting for an empty table in the beer garden. And I know you feel my pain. Can’t wait to get to the pub? This lot have you covered. From mobile van delivery to takeaway options, these are all the pubs selling freshly pulled pints in London.
Forest Road Brew
Coming to our rescue with the Critical Beer Response Unit, Forest Road Brew is serving thirsty East Londoners in style. Not only has the Hackney taproom pimped out a van with working taps, but the guys here are also raising money for the NHS with bottles sold through their online store. Live in E8, E5, E9 or E2? Lucky you, because contactless pint deliveries are knocking at your door.
Nestled in the heart of Primrose Hill, the Princess of Wales is a real gem. While the London pub is temporarily closed, they’re serving up bloody marys, Aperol spritzes and freshly poured pints, as well as Sunday roasts and veggie pizza. Whether you’re after beer delivery or collection, the choice is up to you.
Home Bar & Kitchen
Missing that thirst-quenching beer in the sun? Home Bar & Kitchen is making your dreams a reality with pints of Birra Moretti and Camden Pale Ale available for collection and delivery. Not only that, but they’ve also got piña coladas, espresso martinis and even Champagne for those of you after something a bit more bubbly.
A Broadway Market gem, The Dove is popular among locals. Alongside selling tees and totes, the cosy haunt has moved to providing takeaway beers to keep us watered during the pandemic. Hungry? There’s fish and chips and Thai curries to take care of that.
This restaurant and bar is a South London gem and, during lockdown, The Orchard's takeaway menu includes steak burgers, cottage pies and beef brisket, as well as bottled cocktails – we’re talking maple old fashioneds and espresso martinis to name a couple – and Beavertown on draught. Get 1 pint for £4.50 or 4 for £15 from the Brockley spot.
Located in Hoxton Market, this bustling watering hole is always lively. Social distancing hasn’t stopped them either, with Howl at the Moon pivoting to takeaway during the lockdown. Bring your own container and grab 2 pints for £5 alongside burgers and sandwiches from Fatso’s.
The South London beer paradise that employs people with learning disabilities, Ignition Brewery should be on your radar for so many reasons. On the menu? There’s chocolatey porter Well Oiled Machine, full-bodied South of the River, and easy-drinking pale ale Spark Plug. Bring a bottle or order for delivery to get your brew on.
Not only has The Gatehouse transformed into a deli and bottle shop during the pandemic, but the gorgeous Highgate pub is also selling pints to thirsty North Londoners. Alongside home-cooked food and fresh fruit and veg, you can get your hands on ice cold beer. Purchase your reusable glass jug for £5, with 3 pints working out at £10.50.
Fancy an ice cold pint of beer delivered straight to your door? Uxbridge’s Bar Italia is providing the goods alongside an Italian menu that includes bruschetta, prosciutto calzones, lobster tortelloni and wild boar ravioli. While it’s not technically a pub, the neighbourhood favourite has to be on our list of London’s best fresh pulled pints.
Just because this beaut Bethnal Green pick is closed, doesn't mean that you can't grab a taste. Fugitive Motel is offering free next day delivery on a huge range of wines, bubbles and low-to-no alcohol, as well as 10 lines of freshly poured draught beer. If you're hungry, there's takeaway pizza to keep you going.
A Homerton hotspot for vegans and beer-lovers alike, The Spread Eagle is serving up takeaway pints, cocktails, wines and spirits; all in special compostable cups. Whether you're heading back to the garden or filling up for a trip to Hackney Marshes, you won't go thirsty.
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