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. 

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Last updated on 20th June 2024

Mammoth Tap

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 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.

The Pretty Decent Beer Co

Looking for freshly brewed craft beer that doesn't break the bank? Then head to Pretty Decent Beer Co in Walthamstow, where you can get your hands on their weekly special for £4 a pint on Thursdays, alongside reasonable prices throughout the week. They've got 20 taps of stouts, sours, pale ales and more to choose from, alongside mouthwatering pizzas from It's Not Big Dough. What's more, there's a huge outdoor area for those sunny days.

The Exmouth Arms

Only a short walk from Farringdon Station you'll find The Exmouth Arms, a boozer housed in a Victorian building, adorned with emerald green tiles and serving up some of the finest craft beers London has to offer. Its selection is ever-changing and there are four cask ales constantly rotating, showcasing quality and diversity. You'll be able to find the likes of Camden Hells here, as well as Two Tribes Dream Factory, Signature Brew Backstage IPA and more.

Bird House Brewery

At this Herne Hill destination, you'll find the finest selection of home-brewed lager, amber lager and pale ale, alongside a cracking array of cocktails. Bird House Brewery, tucked away under the railway arches, boasts a huge outdoor terrace that's perfect for the summer months, as well as cosy interiors complete with rustic wooden tables. And if you swing by on the weekend? Expect fantastic DJ sets and live music.

Union Tavern

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.

Hammerton Brewery

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.

The Bohemia

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If you find yourself in North Finchley in pursuit of a delicious, refreshing pint then look no further than The Bohemia. A gorgeous, high-ceilinged boozer kitted out with industrial-style silver lighting to make its glistening beer tanks, it brews its own wheat juice onsite as well as offering an array of special guest concoctions, delicious stouts and IPA. Come for the malty Swizzle and stay for the punchy Beano.

3 Locks Brewery

3 Locks Brewery is a canal-side watering hole located in the heart of Camden. It features cool, quirky decor in the form of checkerboard flooring and pops of orange, and is home to ten taps fronting fresh draught beer brewed on-site, as well as a selection of wines, spritzes and spirits. You can look forward to sipping on the likes of a West Coast IPA, with notes of pine and grapefruit, or the banana-flavoured Hefeweizen. 

Pillars Brewery

If you're looking to keep it local with your drinks, then check out Pillars Brewery in Walthamstow. Not only do they serve fresh lagers made on-site at this award-winning destination, but you can also choose from a selection of stouts, pales, ciders and more from nearby producers. Whether you're in their industrial-style taproom or on one of the sunny tables outside, you can pair your pint with Indian fusion dishes like dosas or firecracker potato wraps.

German Kraft

Using traditional German methods to brew beer right here in London, Kraft are a solid choice for your local drinking picks. Expect tours and tastings at the Dalston location, alongside student discounts in Elephant and Castle.

People's Park Tavern

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. 

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 Admiralty

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.

Events at Gipsy Hill Brewery

You can't get more local than drinking beer at the very place it's made, with the weekly Gipsy Hill Brewery Tours. You'll be guided through the history and process of brewing in these 40-minute sessions, before enjoying six different blends in the taproom.

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. 

Brewhouse & Kitchen Highbury

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.