7 May 2024

Beer Guide London Visits – 06/05/2024

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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.

Surrey Hills – Collusion – 5.2% (Cask) – £3.30 1/2 pint

Ghost Whale SW15 (2 / 98)

One of my favourite London bars. Always a great selection of interesting beers on the 8 taps. And then there are the fridges! 10 of them packed with packaged beers from all over the world. If you can’t find something to drink here then you simply don’t like beer! The small space and its popularity means it can get busy, but equally you can time your visit right and just relax with some quality beers.

Alvinne – Plum & Smoked Beetroot – 5.5% (Draft) – £4.25 1/3 pint
3 Sons – Mr Fluffy Pants – 5.0% (Draft) – £4.75 1/3 pint

Micro Beers (3 / 99)

Bottle shop and bar in East Sheen that has half a dozen beers available on tap alongside its large packaged range. In a converted shop there is limited seating inside with a couple of benches on the pavement. The pump clips on the wall testify to the large range of beers that they have served over the years. Handily on the 337 “corridor” linking Wandsworth and Richmond, an easy little crawl.

Omnipollo – Prize Pils – 4.8% (Draft) – £3.40 1/2 pint
Schanzenbräu – Kehlengold – 4.9% (Bottle) – £6.00 incl £1.00 corkage

Mitre (4 / 100)

Community back street local on the outskirts of Richmond. This welcoming pub always has a great selection of beers available across its 10 handpumps – visit on a Monday and they are just £3.50 a pint! Half a dozen keg beers plus ciders supplement the range but this is a pub which focuses on its cask offering and serves it in excellent condition. An in house pizza kitchen offers soakage.

Well Drawn – Bitter – 3.8% (Cask) – £1.75 1/2 pint

Richmond Tap Tavern (5 / 101)

Located in central Richmond, but down an alley off the main street, this bar offers a great selection of beers across 15 taps and 3 handpumps. Flights and 1/3s are available. Good range of food available. It is always popular seeking refuge away from the bustle of the High Street.

Vault City – Overnight Oats (Banana, Blackberry, Goji Berry, Maple Syrup & Coffee) – 8.4% (Draft) – £3.40 1/3 pint

Jawbone Brewing Tap Room (6 / 102)

Brewery and tap room in a small industrial estate next to the Thames, 10 minutes walk from the centre of Twickenham. The bar is sited to the rear of unit and there is plenty of seating available with the brewing kit in full view. Up to 7 of their own beers are available on tap at any given time. They are invariably of high quality, testimony to the brewer’s pedigree and experience.

Jawbone – Highs & Lows Pils Superdelic – 4.8% (Draft) – £2.30 1/3 pint
Jawbone – Highs & Lows Pils Riwaka – 5.2% (Draft) – £2.30 1/3 pint

Brewery Market (7 / 103)

Bottle shop and bar on the main pedestrian street in Twickenham. 12 taps of well chosen beers alongside 4 fridges of packaged beers. There is no corkage on packaged beers bought to drink in, a breath of fresh air. The place that I probably count as my “local” even if it still takes a while to get here! Food can be bought elsewhere and eaten on the premises, and they offer a discount with the local Italian for food bought there and eaten in the bar.

Duration – Good Times – 4.2% (Draft) – £2.50 1/3 pint
Indie Rabble – Jungle Boogie – 8.2% (Draft) – £4.30 1/3 pint

Sussex Arms (8 / 104)

Large Big Smoke pub on the edge of Twickenham Green. A dozen handpumps plus a similar number of keg taps alongside a decent cider selection mean that there is something for everybody. The large seating area is supplemented by a large beer garden, but even so it can get very busy on rugby matchdays. There is an extensive food menu, and the Sunday roasts have a reputation of their own in the local area.

Moor – Buckwheat Mild – 3.4% (Cask) – £2.60 1/2 pint