Brewery and Distillery Pubs in London
True beer enthusiasts will absolutely love our list of the Best Brew Pubs in London. This list was made in response to all of the distain toward beer found in most London pubs, that has travelled thousands of miles and lost its personal touch. All of the pubs in this list brew their own craft beers and serve them on site ensuring freshness and quality. Craft and Brew pubs are on the up as people establish a more acute taste for quality beer and develop a want for a widened knowledge of the brewing process of beer. Many of these Brew Pubs also offer tours and beer tasting, an ideal course for beer lovers.
Alight at Angel tube station and follow the faint scent of hops towards this hidden gem of a brewery pub. Offering up a relaxed atmosphere and a delicious spread of fresh food, the Brewhouse is probably best known for its extensive array of beer. Settle in, grab a bite to eat and plot a way through an international menu that won’t fail to impress.
Honouring the urban BrewPub trend, Aeronaut serves up their hoppy delights courtesy of their onsite Laines Brewing Company set-up. That golden goodness comes straight out of the bar taps by the freshly brewed barrel load. Strengthening the craft beer locomotive in the West, Aeronaut know who to pull a punter pleasing pint.
Located just a few strides from the legendary Cutty Sark, The Old Brewery is a historic boozer renowned for its locally-brewed craft beers. Always attracting an eclectic mix of locals and visitors to the area, there’s plenty of exciting boozy options to pick between enjoyed in a lovely indoor space or their expansive outdoor terrace.
Displaying a serious dedication to the juniper juice, as well as a resourceful use of space, The Four Thieves grow lavender for their own gin on their roof! They also have steady flow of craft ale ticking away in the onsite brewery as well as it's own keg pale ale. Enjoy the home-grown wares in the spectacularly eccentric atmosphere, hanging out with the taxidermy and sampling some of the earthy and warming food.
This stylish City pub is attached to the old Grade II listed Whitbread Brewery, making it the perfect spot for enjoying great drinks and delicious gastro pub food. Watch the chefs cook in the state of the art open kitchen and have a stroll through the walk in wine room to choose your favourite bottle. The range of drinks will not disappoint and the food is the perfect compliment. Book a table online!
People's Park Tavern make some excellent beers and ales in their own on-site brewery, as well as some more creative oddballers like their summer expresso stout experiment. If you're really into proper home brews, then they have also occasionally given tours and talks in their brewery - an experience not to miss if descriptions of hops, malts and barleys gets you all hot under the collar.
Long Arm Pub and Brewery are changing the game when it comes to pubs in East London. Brewing all their beer on-site, the pub changes their choices daily, rotating between six freshly brewed pints.
Cask Pub and Kitchen is a famous craft beer pub sister of The Craft Beer co. in Clerkenwell. Their selling point is quality beer. They have usually around four or five on tap with a particular interest for some excellent Dark Star and Thornbridge brews. They offer also a huge selection of Belgian and German bottled beers. It must surely be the most bountiful collection of beers in London, with more than 400 bottled varieties, ten real ales and a further ten keg options on draught.
The White Hart is a micro-brewery pub in Whitechapel. They offer a selection of home-brewed seasonal ales and lagers, that are brewed in the basement and a wine list that has also been perfectly crafted to accompany their menu.
Duke's Brew & Cue is an American themed, craft beer specialist, located just off Dalston's Kingsland Road. The pub aims to combine some of the world's best craft beers with finger-licking treats from America's South. There is over 50 types of brew soured both locally and from craft-beer leaders Brooklyn, New York.
The Porterhouse makes the most of its own brewery in Ireland, exclusively offering three stouts, three ales and three lagers (Brainblasta, Chiller, Temple Brau, Oyster, Plain, TSB, Hersbrucker, Porterhouse Red and Wrasslers), as well as a rotating guest beer. Impressively, they also offer over 100 world bottled beers.
Though the bar only opens Thursday to Saturday The Camden Town Brewery has already established a strong standing with London beer connoisseurs, boasting some of the most advanced brewing equipment of any UK micro-brewing company. The impressive range is guaranteed to satisfy any pallet, from their hoppy pale ale to the deeper and stronger stouts. The Camden Town Brewery also offers tours and Beer tasting for the true beer enthusiasts.
Thought the Rake does not have an on-site brewery, it has one of London’s largest collections of craft beer. With over 160 beers to choose from, The Rake is a must visit for Beer-fanatics. They house rare craft beer, locally sourced beer and a selection of specially procured continental beer. Their motto is “No Crap, On Tap”.
This fantastic brewery pub offers a good selection of nearly 150 beers to choose from. Experimental beers are brewed on site, or if you'd rather stick to what you know then try the pale ale and stouts. 17 draught beers are offered straight from the keg and beers from around the world are always updated and rotated.