19 May 2024

Beer Guide London Visits – 19/05/2024

Hop & Vine (1 / 126) At the western extremities of the Guide, well Ruislip, is this micropub in a former shop unit. About ten minutes walk from the tube station is this well executed example of this style. A good choice of 8 beers, 4 of which are cask ales served on gravity from the cold room. A well stocked fridge supplements the selection. […]

19 May 2024

Beer Guide London Visits – 18/05/2024

Saint Monday Taproom (1 / 115) Pub group Graceland have taken over the former London Fields Brewery and are now brewing beers for their own bars. The taproom is open again and offers a full range of their own beers alongside the usual excellent guest beers you expect. It is the usual taproom in a railway arch but it instantly has the Graceland “feel” to […]

13 May 2024

Beer Guide London Visits – 11/05/2024

Mikkeller Brewpub (1 / 106) Smart brewpub from the legendary Danish brewer. The shiny kit sits at one end of the single room space, although there is a basement with additional seating plus pavement tables and chairs. 20 beers on tap showcasing both their own beers and well chosen guests. The second Mikkeller site in London this one has a much more chilled vibe to […]

7 May 2024

Beer Guide London Visits – 06/05/2024

Telegraph (1 / 97) Large pub on the edge of Putney Heath. Part of the Brunning & Price chain this is a place where handpumps outnumber keg taps. Due to it’s location it is very popular with a wide changing clientele enjoying the extensive food menu and well kept beers. Only a couple of minutes walk from main roads this is an oasis of calm. […]

5 May 2024

Beer Guide London Visits – 04/05/2024

Craft Beer Co (Limehouse) (1 / 90) Situated under Limehouse station this is the most easterly of the Craft Beer Co bars, and the one with the most character. Small, cosy and popular with the locals it can get busy in the evenings. Beer wise it follows the same format as the others with a quality range spread across 20 taps and 6 handpumps. They […]

21 April 2024

Beer Guide London Visits – 20/04/2024

Upminster Tap Room (1 / 73) Micropub a short walk from Upminster station. Cask beers are served on gravity from the glass fronted cold room. There are usually half a dozen cask ales on offer alongside 4 draft beers and a small packaged selection. There is an emphasis on showcasing local breweries, but beers from all over the country may be encountered. Guaranteed a friendly […]

14 April 2024

Beer Guide London Visits – 13/04/2024

King’s Arms SE1 (1 / 59) Amongst the rows of Victorian terraced houses a few minutes from Waterloo station is this friendly corner pub. Up to 8 cask ales available alongside a dozen taps. This gets busy in the early evening with workers grabbing a quick beer before their train home. Cosy at the front with a larger room to the rear that also has […]

9 April 2024

Beer Guide London Visits – 09/04/2024

Craft Beer Co. (St Mary Axe) (1 / 50) Branch of Craft Beer Co in the heart city a stones throw from the Gherkin. As with many bars in the City it only opens during the week. Typical of this family of bars with the usual excellent range available on both draft and cask. Seating is split across two levels and it can get busy […]

7 April 2024

Beer Guide London Visits – 06/04/2024

London Beer Lab Tap Room (1 / 42) Tiny arch taproom and original home of London Beer Lab brewery. Beers are still brewed here on the smaller kit and labelled on the board as Nano, with longer run beers brewed on their larger kit in Loughborough Junction. Up to 30 beers on tap and several well stocked fridges. They always brew a wide range of […]

1 April 2024

Early Reflections On My New Role

So it is now just over two weeks since the announcement that I was to become the chief custodian of Beer Guide London, and what a two weeks! The enormity of the task is still really sinking in, but I think I am gradually getting my head around it. I spent the first week trying to understand all of the aspects involved as, although I […]