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 2nd April 2024

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.

Temple Brew House

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.  

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.

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.

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 Arch House

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.

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.

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.

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!

St John’s Tavern

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.

Gosnells Meadery Taproom

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.

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.

Brewhouse & Kitchen Highbury

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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.   

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. 

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.