Category: General

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 […]

30 March 2024

Beer Guide London Visits – 30/03/2024

Rake (1 / 30) Very small venue on the edge of Borough Market with an outside seating area that is larger than the interior! Run by the same people that run the Utobeer stall on the market this is a consistently good venue with a, usually, very interesting beer list. On my latest visit the 15 taps had a number of American breweries on them. […]

29 March 2024

Beer Guide London Visits – 29/03/2024

Star Tavern (1 / 22) This is a classic London mews pub tucked away in a quiet residential street surrounded by Embassies. This Fuller’s pub doesn’t have the greatest range, but what it does serve is in fantastic condition. Sometimes less is more. This is a great place to just sit, soak in the history and enjoy some perfectly served cask ales. Fuller’s – London […]

24 March 2024

Beer Guide London Visits – 23/03/2024

Clapton Craft (St John’s Hill) (1 / 13) Compact bottle shop opposite Clapham Junction station. They pack a lot in to a small space with at least 4 beers on tap and a vast selection of both packaged beers and wines. Limited seating inside and a couple of benches on the street. Braybrooke x Clapton Craft – Clapton Helles 4.5% (Draft) waterintobeer (2 / 14) […]

22 March 2024

Beer Guide London Visits – 22/03/2024

Welcome to what I hope will be the new style of post when covering my Beer Guide London visits. I am planning on writing as much as possible of each post whilst I am actually sat in the bars, although this may drop off as the day goes on… If I can achieve this, and more importantly, maintain it, then it will be a much […]

19 March 2024

Blog ‘Reset’

Given last week’s announcement that I am to take over looking after Beer Guide London I have decided that this is a good time to make a few tweaks to this blog. As has been apparent for some time I am quite behind in my postings! Given that I am about to begin the process of revisiting every entry again in my new role it […]

25 January 2024

Beer Guide London Visits 30 – Hackney

18th June 2022 Nowadays we are used to finding good beer and good bars all over London but there was a time when you really had to hunt around. Bermondsey started the change with the nascent beer mile but Hackney and Hackney Wick were quick to follow in its footsteps. Today’s plan was to start at the northern end of Hackney and work south getting […]