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 1st February 2018
If you're looking for a pleasant West London boozer with a bit of a bar physique, then The Chelsea Pensioner can knock you up a pint of the good stuff no doubt. Coming together with all the pubbing pleasures you'd hope for some a countryside inspired gaff, you can enjoy your London beer to the sounds of a live band, comedy show or even taking part in a quiz.
Partnering with The Meantime brewery, Tank and Paddle serve some of London's freshest pints, as well as a whole selection of East London brews. If you're peckish, grab a pizza or try their legendary Mac n' Cheese range. Having just opened a sister site in Bishopsgate, there's no excuse not to try the great home brewed beers on offer here.
Giving it some welly in the drinks department? Head on down to Wandsworth to find out. A top place for London beers, the Brewer's Inn are known for their top rotation and selection of draught, cask ales and craft pints.
With Fullers to their name, The Fine Line in the City of London is one of the best places to catch the best that London beer has to offer. Boasting pumps from some of the city's finest brewers, The Fine Line go out of their way to provide drinkers with an honest taste of their beloved town.
If you want any name on your lips when it comes to a pub for London beer, it's sure to be the Marquess. A humble and classic British boozer with a top roster of local ales and home-brewed London beer, head on down for a top pint or three.
A micro pub meets hot desk, Out Of Office is primed for lazy evenings with a pint. Host to a unique selection of craft brews, and some of the best beers in London, Out Of Office is a hearty must for those looking to worth their way through the city's best hops.
When it comes to drinking London beer, there aren't many boozers that know their brews better than the Young's group. Join them at their St Paul's Cathedral offering for a delicious roster of home-grown pints in the heart of the City.
Draft House has quickly earnt itself a reputation as one of the best places to get craft beer in London. Head to Tower Bridge to check out their latest opening which has a quirky American diner theme, along with the usual excellent selection of beer.
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.
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 Mall Tavern boasts over 28 taps filled with the best beer and cider from local brewers and around the world. The interiors are modern and comfortable, the food is a strictly British affair, serving classic, seasonal dishes and the environment is more than friendly.
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.
With such a good roster of independent brewers and craft names, it's no wonder that London is such a top place to grab a pint, and it's no wonder that the Victoria in Mile End is catering to please. Head on down for some of the best pints in the city.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The Grafton in Kentish Town has drawn in ale lovers from across London with its wide selection of award-winning ales and craft beers. The bar is constantly stocked full with the best produce of some of London's most prestigious breweries. Grab your mates, grab a pint of delicious ale and unwind at this pub in North London.
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.
Draft House have made a name for themselves when it comes to excellent beer in London. One of their newer venues, The Tankard, has a huge selection of ales and beers, perfect for sipping in Victorian surroundings.
With a great selection of local craft brews, The Fox Craft Beer House is one of the best places to drink London beer. Their food too keeps local as the watchword and the kitchen serves up delicious food intended to be paired with the beers.
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.
It's easy to drink authentic British beer in London when you have Young's by your side. Not only hosting a roster of London's finest brewery drinks, their back bar is an accomplished roster of home-grown favourites with British pub grub to boot.