Posted: 26 Mar 2018
#Area Guide The best venues to enjoy a craft beer in the capital
London has a bucket-load of options to fill all your IPA, stout and cask ale needs. Here’s a round-up of the best craft beer pubs and bars in the capital.
With its extensive range of exciting beers such as Camden Pale Ale, Four Pure Session IPA and Lervig Luck Jack. This Stoke Newington venue has proved itself as a favourite for craft beer fans and local regulars. It’s also worth checking out the basement bar, which has an interesting schedule that ranges from DJ sets to life drawing.
Address: 182 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7UY
Telephone: 020 7249 1203
Housed within a stunning Grade II listed building, this City of London stalwart is extremely well-known within the capital and beyond. With beers such as Wild Beer Brewing, Shadow Wolf and Lucky Penny, it’s the perfect place to relax with a pint and soak in the atmosphere.
Address: 49 Chiswell Street, EC1Y 4SA
Telephone: 020 7614 0134
What the Four Thieves don’t know about craft beer, isn’t worth knowing about. This Battersea arcade and brewery has a wide selection of pints available, from homemade IPAs, ESBs, RPA and Porters.
Address: 51 Lavender Gardens, SW11 1DJ
Telephone: 020 7223 6927
Not only does this Belsize Park hangout boast an outstanding pub garden, but it also stocks a phenomenal amount of craft beer (over 100 bottles, cans and taps of beer). The Stag’s Sunday roasts are also the stuff of legend.
Address: 67 Fleet Road, NW2 2QU
Telephone: 020 7722 2646
CRATE Craft Beer Brewery
Widely considered one of East London’s best craft breweries, this atmospheric local also offers regular tours that include a tasting.
Address: 7 The White Building, Queen’s Yard, E8 5EN
Telephone: 020 8533 3331
WM Barker & Co
Nestled in the buzzy East London neighbourhood of Shoreditch, this basement bar is well stocked with memorable beers from across the globe, such as Beavertown Neck Oil, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Redchurch.
Address: 202 Bishopsgate, EC2M 4NR
Telephone: 020 7283 5888
Brewhouse & Kitchen Islington
Brewhouse serves up delicious home-brewed beers from its own micro-brewery. It also has a roster of internationally sourced pints and bottles, such as Big Hug Hibernation IPA, Schlenkerla Smoked Beer and Hogs Back Chocolate Lager.
Address: Torrens Street, EC1V 1NQ
Telephone: 020 7837 9421
Old Tom’s Bar
Sat within the historic backdrop of Leadenhall Market in the heart of London’s financial hub, Old Tom’s Bar is a reliable favourite for those on the hunt for great craft beer. Full of 19th century character, this attentive and welcoming bar is the perfect post-work option.
Address: 10-12 Leadenhall Market, EC3V 1LR
Telephone: 020 7626 2454
Aeronaut, run by Laine Brewing Company, offers a wide range of craft beer, IPAs and more. While the pub is predominantly popular with Acton locals, it’s worth a detour for those from further afield.
Address: 264 High Street, W3 9BH
Telephone: 020 8993 4242
St. Barts Brewery
Housed in the historic area of Smithfield, this much-loved bar and restaurant serves up an eclectic mix of craft beers, ales, and artisan ciders. Flanking the bar are also a number of stainless steel tanks which offer unpasteurised, Meantime lager.
Address: 66 West Smithfield, EC1A 9DY
Telephone: 020 7600 2705
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