You’re never far from a great craft beer in London, thanks to a growing number of breweries, bars and pubs eager to make the art of craft beer their main staple. We’ve compiled this list of five of the very best places to head this Spring if you’d like to try a few of the very best craft beers yourself…
The Beer Shop
This casual venue provides both a wide variety of craft beers and plenty of value for money, with affordable drinks and a welcoming atmosphere perfect for trying out some of the best offerings. The Beer Shop is particularly fond of supporting London breweries, and the space itself is designed in an open-plan style, light and airy and stocking a range of both lesser known and more established beer brands. The owners are a husband and wife duo who know plenty about the drinks on offer, so feel free to ask plenty of questions on your visit while staying at hotels near Shoreditch Station.
The area surrounding Brewdog is not well-known for its bars and pubs, which makes this space a real beacon for craft beer fans. Here you can enjoy a wide selection of carefully selected beers, all presented in slick surroundings complete with exposed brick and signature boutique touches. Brewdog serves up a range of burgers and additional refreshments, and its proximity to local theatres makes it a fab place to start your evening during your stay at hotels near Shoreditch Station.
Since opening in 2016, Draft House has already made a big impression, and represents a top craft beer location for those seeking a great bar near Silicon Roundabout. With stylish décor, over 60 brands of beer on offer, and a menu of Tex-Mex treats to accompany your craft beer experience, this is one of the best places to head for a spring drink.
Craft Beer Company
One of the best craft beer spots in the city, the Craft Beer Company is filled with truly delicious beers perfect for a tasting marathon. With enthusiastic, knowledgeable staff and a real love of the process of brewing, there are 37 beers to choose from including a wide range sourced from independent UK breweries.
Ealing Park Tavern
Fancier than most gastropubs and complete with a brewery on-site, the Ealing Park Tavern proves that craft beer needn’t mean shabby chic. The property provides an upmarket experience, complete with plush leather seating and a beer garden where you can enjoy your drink in the spring sunshine, or even pre-book a Sunday roast or an entire suckling pig. There is a microbrewery situated outside, which stocks a range of craft beers from around Europe. Dogs are welcome, there are large windows for watching the world go by, and the tavern also regularly hosts viewing parties for rugby.