Category: Scooping

9 June 2024

Beer Guide London Visits – 08/06/2024

Red Hand (1 / 154) One of the Graceland bars and a personal favourite. In their inimitable house style there is minimal signage, just the name of the bar on the door. The usual excellent beer selection across 20 taps, now including the beers from their own Saint Monday brewery. Interior design is what you expect, subdued lighting and great music. Food is limited to […]

2 June 2024

Beer Guide London Visits – 01/06/2024

Caps and Taps (1 / 143) Now well settled in their Tufnell Park home this bottle shop also offers 5 beers on tap of very high quality. 5 very well stocked fridges offer an extensive range of packaged beers across all styles. An added bonus here is the offering of aged Orval, and although they have taken a bit of a hit recently they are […]

27 May 2024

Beer Guide London Visits – 25/04/2024

Dean Swift (1 / 125) Sited in the quiet back streets just to the south of Tower Bridge is this locals pub. Offering a good choice of 18 beers on tap plus a couple of cask ales, which include a few from Farnham Brewing Company which they cite as being their sister brewery. Light airy space with plenty of seating with additional seating upstairs. There […]

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 […]