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.
London's Best Breweries and Distillery Pubs
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.
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.
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.
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!
If you love your craft brews, check out Beer Hawk's craft beer bar and bottle shop in Charterhouse. Boasting and incredible 150 world-class bottles in the fridge, 12 lines on draught and 2 cask ales, as well as a pour your own beer wall, these guys know their brews.
Fourpure's stylish industrial taproom is nestled within their brewery site in Bermondsey, offering 40 taps of fresh craft beer from the taps. If you fancy taking home a souvenir, they sell takeaway cans and plenty of merch for craft beer fans.
Despite its location on the Bermondsey Beer Mile, Hawkes is in fact London's first ever cidery. A brewery and taproom in the heart of the area, you'll find an excellent selection of Hawkes' homemade cider, you find a great line up of guests on the bar, alongside a tasty menu of wood-fired pizzas.
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.
Independently owned Hammerton Brewery run regular events from tastings and tours to brewery-based yoga sessions. Using the finest quality ingredients and modern brewing techniques, they are renowned for their unique sips.
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.
Created from The Real Ale Co, Trap Taproom serves a wide range of draft beer and cider with goodies in the fridge, organic wine and local cocktails and gin in a unique setting. If you're stopping by, check out the breweries on the estate and have a glance at where the magic happens.
From stouts to the iconic Punk IPA, BrewDog is a church to all things hop-based. First founded in Scotland, it hasn't taken long for the craft beer temple to take over the world, with plenty of keg lines and guest ales on offer. Discover one of their London locations to see what all the fuss is about.
The Griffin Brewery in Chiswick isn't any old London brew pub, it's responsible for Fuller's delicious pints. Join them for a fascinating brewery tour, that includes plenty of tasters along the way.
Grab your craft brew-loving mates for an afternoon tour and tasting of a Bermondsey brewery. Small Beer Brew Co will be opening their doors for a look into the sustainable process behind their award-winning sips and the history of the brand.
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.
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.
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”.