Where To Drink London Beer

The London beer revolution is here! No longer do you have to put up with bland and ubiquitous European Lagers in London's best pubs. A micro brewing revolution has hit the city, inspired by our cousins across the pond. You can now find a selection of fantastic craft beers in London including ales, lagers and Indian pale ales, brewed right here. Breweries are popping up all over the city so take a look through our pick of the best London pubs to try the finest beer the capital has to offer. 

Last updated on 25th January 2023

St John’s Tavern

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Boasting live music on Fridays, epic pub quizzes and wing Wednesdays, St John's Tavern is a great watering hole in Clapham. And if that's not enough, check out beer for just £6.95 per pint, alongside a slew of cocktails and wine on offer.

The Stag

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If you're after a selection of great beers, try The Stag, as they boast over 24 taps and over 100 bottles and cans of beer. These are sourced from local brewers in the capital and across the country, and the pub often teams up with their favourite brewers to deliver excellent beer experiences. Meanwhile, their food is a seasonal pub affair – and their Sunday roast is known across the globe.

If you're wondering where to drink London beer in East, then hop on a tube to Leyton's Mammoth Tap. Although this venue may be home to small batched brews, the taste is pretty mighty. On top of that, there's also a roster of live music events and food trucks to get stuck into.

The Admiralty

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If you were looking for a bullseye central London location to enjoy a pint of the homegrown good stuff, The Admiralty is your best shout. Located within 50 metres of the city's centrepoint plaque, take your pick between a healthy choice of Fuller's finest ales and craft beers at this charming boozer styled on the HMS Victory.

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Meantime Brewing Company aren't just serving up some of the best beer in London, but they're also taking you on a tour of how it gets made. From mash tun to finished product, you'll be guided through all the steps and learn some interesting facts, before enjoying a number of delicious tasters.

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If you're tired of the same old, watered-down European Lagers and fancy trying something a bit different, pay Highbury's Brewhouse and kitchen a visit this Summer. With an on-site micro-brewery and as part of a team of beer and cask ale enthusiast, you'll be able to gulp down one of their 50 different home-brewed small-batch craft beers. To round of the evening, you can tuck into one of the many delicious dishes on their internationally-inspired dinner menu.   

The Gun

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The Gun is a historic haunt in Spitalfields with a rich history dating back to Henry VIII, so it only seem natural that they champion London craft brew producers. Stop by the trendy East London pub to sample some of the finest creations our city's gt to offer. 

Big Penny Social

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If you love Truman's craft beer, you won't want to miss out on the launch of Truman's Social Club, an all-new outdoor venue in Walthamstow. They're starting with the large beer garden with fantastic street food, with hopes to expand  and include an on-site brewery and taproom in the near future. 

The Newman Arms

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The Newman Arms is a 17th Century haunt that inspired iconic Londoners such as George Orwell and Michael Powell. Head on over to the Soho haunt and you'll get to sip on great British brews both old and new, in historical surroundings. 

The Lock Inn

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If you're looking to drink London beer in a modern pub, look no further than The Lock Inn. This Hackney Wick spot has all kinds on offer from local breweries, which can be enjoyed in the canalside garden or used to wash down some hearty grub.

Union Tavern

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A West London gem, The Union Tavern has a beautiful canal-side garden where you can watch the boats go by on Regents Canal on a sunny day. At this beautiful Notting Hill pub they sell delicious, unique dishes and a brilliant range of craft beers and plenty of cool events for those interested in London beer, they don't just drink it here; there are cool beer discussions with special guests and an irresistible £5 burger deal. Don't miss out book your table at The Union Tavern online.

Beer Hawk Southbank

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Beer Hawk's Southbank bottle shop and bar boasts an incredible 120 world-class beers, 12 on tap and heaps of beery events, showcasing the finest brews tat London has top offer. It's sure to be a haven for all beer-lovers. 

If you're wondering where to drink hop-tastic delights in the city, head to Gosnells Meadery Taproom on the legendary Bermondsey Beer Mile. With over 7 meads on tap, alongside plenty of other pours from Freedom and Signature, this is the ideal venue for quaffing golden brews.


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This Hammersmith watering hole has been providing Londoners with real ales for almost a century and it shows no sign of slowing down. Whether you came for a taste of their immense craft beer collection, a classic cocktail or a hearty dish from the British menu, you can't go wrong.

Hammerton Brewery

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The beers at Hammerton Brewery don't have much travelling to do, creating all their unique sips on-site, the time from grain to glass is minimal. Head to this North London, independent spot to try a range of craft beers, including the Crunch - a peanut butter-based stout.

Balfour St Bart's

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You'd have to go some way to beat St Bart's Brewery's dedicated approach to local beer. This eclectic venue in Farringdon features stainless steel tanks which seamlessly flow unpasteurised and unfiltered Meantime lager direct from their brewery and into your glass. There's craft beers, ciders from Kent and an ever-changing range of guest ales too.


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Offering an extensive selection of craft beers, Ealing Broadway's BeerKat is place to sample some of the best brews this little island has to offer. Get a taste of the local stuff fresh from their 12-strong tap wall, soaked up with delicious sourdough pizzas. 

Lillie Langtry, Fulham

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Drenched in mahogany colours and boasting a Victorian cocktail lounge on the ground floor, the Lillie Langtry pub in Earls Court that can't help but make you smile. The venue's kitchen plates up a selection of grilled dishes - the pub is famous for it's chicken - while the bar serves all the best craft beers, local ales and fine wines available in West London. Sink into a cosy booth, relax with your favourite pint and watch the hours drift by at this friendly pub in West London. 

The Jugged Hare

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The Jugged Hare is a top quality London gastro-pub which forms part of the Grade II listed Whitbread Brewery. Much more than a local pub with good London beer, this place hangs its own meat and offers customers the chance to try their very own brewed Indian Pale ale beer. They also stock one of London's best beers, 'Sambrook's Junction'. With quirky stuffed animals lining the walls there is a homely feel. Book a table online now to enjoy some of London's best beers!

The Arch House

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For an afternoon tipping back some of the finest drinks in London, head on over to The Arch House. Located on the epic Bermondsey Beer Mile, this joint is renowned for its killer stock, which showcases craft sips and hearty ciders from an award-winning brewery.

People's Park Tavern

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The People's Park Tavern know a lot about London beer; they do make huge batches of it in their on-site brewery after all. You can try their inevitably delicious creations at their pub on the edge of Victoria park. The huge beer garden and general warmth and hospitality always encourages groups of friends to languish a while in the sun and drink a couple more craft pints than they were expecting. 

Drawing in craft beer enthusiasts from all over the capital, the Temple Brew House is a charming venue in the middle of town that offers a relaxed dining and drinking experience to all its patrons. Rustic by concept, the venue's wooden furniture, metallic brewing tanks and menu of craft beers offers a stress-free spot for London's beer lovers to unwind in after a long day.  

Battersea Brewery

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Fronting an on-site brewery in their taproom, which is tucked away near the famous power station, Battersea Brewery is one hot spot for drinking local beer. From cask to keg, including guest pours from around the world, this cool venue has you covered.