London Breweries

One of the great things about being a beer drinker in London at the moment is the vibrancy of its beer and brewing scene. Some are members of London Brewers' Alliance. Various articles on the breweries, can be found below the table.

If you are interested in visiting breweries, there will be a daily auction at the Great British Beer Festival in August to visit 3 London breweries: see: https://www.gandc.camra.org.uk/viewnode.php?id=15800. In addition, there is a wonderful opportunity to brew at Fuller's see https://www.gandc.camra.org.uk/viewnode.php?id=15799.

Active Breweries (at 22 July 2018)

Brewery Location Type LocAle Cask Keg Bottle Can
40FT Dalston E8 Brewery Keg Can
Affinity Bermondsey SE16 Brewery Keg
Alphabeta Aldgate EC2 Brewpub (Pitt Cue) LocAle Cask Keg
Anspach & Hobday Bermondsey SE1 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
Barnet High Barnet EN5 Brewpub (Black Horse) Cask
Beavertown Tottenham Hale N17 Brewery Keg. Can
Beerblefish Edmonton N18 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
Belleville Wandsworth Common SW12 Brewery Cask Keg
Bexley Erith DA8 Brewery LocAle Cask
Bianca Road Bermondsey SE1 Brewery Keg
Big Smoke Surbiton KT6 Brewpub (Antelope) Cask Keg
Block Hoxton N1 Brewpub (Wenlock) Cask Keg
Bohem Tottenham N17 Brewery Keg
Boxcar Homerton E9 Brewery Keg Bottle
Brew by Numbers Bermondsey SE16 Brewery Keg Bottle
Brewdog Tower Hill Tower Hill EC3 Brewpub Keg
Brewheadz Tottenham Hale N17 Brewery Keg
Brewhouse & Kitchen (Highbury) Highbury N5 Brewpub (B & K) Cask Keg
Brewhouse & Kitchen (Hoxton) Hoxton E2 Brewpub (B & K) Cask Keg
Brewhouse & Kitchen (Islington) Islington EC1 Brewpub (B & K) Cask Keg
Brick Deptford Deptford SE8 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
Brick Peckham Peckham SE15 Brewery
Brixton Brixton SW9 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
Brockley Brockley SE4 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg Bottle
Bullfinch Herne Hill SE24 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
By The Horns Summerstown SW17 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
Camden Town Ponders End Ponders End EN3 Brewery Keg Bottle Can
Camden Town Kentish Town Kentish Town NW5 Brewery Keg Bottle Can
Canopy Herne Hill SE24 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg Bottle
Cellar Boys New Cross Gate SE14 Brewpub (White Hart) Keg
Clarkshaws Loughborough Junction Loughborough Junction SW9 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg Bottle
Clarkshaws Erith Erith DA8 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg Bottle
Craft Academy Herne Hill SE24 Brewpub (Florence) Cask Keg
Crate Hackney Wick E9 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg Can
Cricklewood Cricklewood NW2 Brewery Bottle
Cronx New Addington CR0 Brewery Cask Keg
Deviant & Dandy Homerton E9 Brewery Keg
East London Leyton E10 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg Bottle
Eel Pie Twickenham TW1 Brewery Bottle
Enfield Upper Edmonton N18 Brewery Cask Keg Bottle
Essex Street Temple WC2 Brewpub (Temple Brewhouse) Cask Keg
Five Points Hackney E8 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
Fountain Old Street EC1V Brewpub / (Old Fountain) Keg
Fourpure Bermondsey SE16 Brewery Keg Can
Fullers Chiswick W4 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg Bottle
German Kraft Borough SE1 Brewpub Keg.
Gipsy Hill West Norwood SE27 Brewery Keg
Goodness Wood Green N22 Brewery
Gorgeous Highgate N6 Brewpub (Bull) LocAle Cask Keg
Hackney Haggerston E2 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
Hale Tottenham N15 Brewery Keg
Hammerton Barnsbury N7 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
Hop Stuff Woolwich SE18 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
House Wood Green N22 Brewpub (Prince) LocAle Cask Keg
Howling Hops Hackney Wick E9 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
Howling Hops / Short Stack Hackney E8 Brewpub (Cock)
Husk Silvertown E16 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
Ignition Sydenham SE26 Brewery
Jeffersons Barnes SW13 Brewery Keg Bottle
Kentish Town Kentish Town NW5 Brewery Bottle
Kernel Bermondsey SE16 Brewery Keg Bottle
Kew East Sheen SW14 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
Laine's @ Four Thieves Battersea SW11 Brewpub (Four Thieves) Cask Keg
Laine's @ People's Park Tavern Victoria Park E9 Brewpub (People's Park) Cask Keg
London Beer Factory West Norwood SE27 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
London Beer Lab Loughborough Junction Loughborough Junction SW9 Brewery Keg
London Beer Lab Brixton Brixton SW9 Brewery Keg
London Brewing North Finchley N12 Brewpub (Bohemia) LocAle Cask Keg
Lonesome Streatham Vale SW16 Brewery Bottle
Long Arm Shoreditch Shoreditch EC2 Brewpub (Long Arm) Keg
Magic Spells Leyton E10 Brewery Bottle
Maregade Homerton E9 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
Marko Paulo Northfields W13 Brewpub (Owl & Pussycat) LocAle Cask Keg
Meantime (Asahi) Greenwich SE10 Brewery Keg Bottle
Moncada Dollis Hill NW2 Brewery Cask Keg
Mondo South Lambeth SW8 Brewery Keg
Muswell Hillbilly Muswell Hill N10 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg Bottle
Mutineers (Petts Wood BR6) Brewery Cask
Neckstamper Leyton E10 Brewery Keg
Nirvana Leyton E10 Brewery Keg Bottle
Oddly Platt's Eyot, TW12 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
Old Street Bethnal Green E2 Brewery Keg
One Mile End Tottenham Tottenham N17 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
One Mile End Whitechapel Whitechapel E1 Brewpub (White Hart) "" "" "" "" ""
Orbit Walworth SE17 Brewery Keg
Partizan South Bermondsey SE16 Brewery Keg
Pillars Walthamstow E17 Brewery Keg
Portobello North Kensington W10 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
Portobello @ George & Dragon Acton W3 Brewpub (George & Dragon) Cask
Pressure Drop Tottenham Tottenham Hale N17 Brewery Keg
Pretty Decent Forest Gate E7 Brewery Keg
Project 88 / Roe Green Willesden Green NW2 Brewpub (Beer + Burger) Keg
Redchurch Bethnal Green E2 Brewery Keg
Redemption Tottenham N17 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg Bottle
Reunion Feltham TW13 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
Sambrook's Battersea SW11 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg Bottle
Signal Croydon CR0 Brewery Keg
Signature Brew Leyton E10 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg Can
Small Beer Bermondsey SE16 Brewery Bottle
Solvay Society Aldborough Hatch IG2 Brewery Keg Bottle
Southey Penge SE20 Brewery Cask Keg
Southwark Bermondsey SE1 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
Spartan Bermondsey SE16 Brewery
St John at Hackney Hackney E8 Brewery Keg
St Mary's Primrose Hill NW3 Brewery Bottle
Streatham Streatham SW16 Brewery Bottle
Tap East Stratford Westfield E20 Brewpub (Tap East) LocAle Cask Keg
Three Sods Bethnal Green E2 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
Tiny Vessel Platt's Eyot, TW12 Brewery Keg
Truman's Hackney Wick E3 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
Twickenham Twickenham TW2 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
Two Finches Finchley N3 Brewpub (Finchley Cricket Club) Bottle
Two Tribes Barnsbury N7 Brewery Keg Bottle
Ubrew Bermondsey SE16 Brewery Keg
Villages Deptford SE8 Brewery Keg Can
Volden Croydon CR0 Brewery LocAle Cask
Weird Beard Hanwell W7 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg Bottle Can
Wild Card Ravenswood Walthamstow E17 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
Wild Card Lockwood Walthamstow E17 Brewery
Wimbledon Colliers Wood SW19 Brewery LocAle Cask Keg
Zerodegrees Blackheath SE3 Brewpub (Zerodegrees) Keg

Cuckoo/Contract breweries

Brewery Location Type LocAle Cask Keg Bottle Can
Bloomsbury Bloomsbury WC1 Brewpub / Contract @ Wooden Hand Cask
Brodie’s (Leyton E10) Brewery / Cuckoo @ Rhymney Cask Keg
Coalition Elmers End BR3 Brewery / Cuckoo @ Hepworths Keg Bottle
Forest Road London Fields E8 Brewery / Cuckoo @ Van Ecke Keg
Hiver Bermondsey SE1 Brewery / Cuckoo @ Hepworths Cask Keg
Park Feltham TW13 Brewery / Cuckoo @ Reunion LocAle Cask Keg
Tankleys Sidcup DA15 Brewery / Cuckoo @ Beerblefish LocAle Cask
Watney / Brands Reunited (Caterham CR3) Brewery / Contract @ Sambrooks Cask Keg
Wildman / Wolfpack Queen's Park NW6 Brewery / Contract @ Greene King Keg

Regular cuckoos at Ubrew

Brewery Location Type LocAle Cask Keg Bottle Can
Brewage A Trois Bermondsey SE16 Brewery / Cuckoo @ UBrew Keg Bottle
Dusty Bermondsey SE16 Brewery / Cuckoo @ UBrew Bottle
Old Kent Road Bermondsey SE16 Brewery / Cuckoo @ UBrew Keg Bottle
Ora Bermondsey SE16 Brewery / Cuckoo @ UBrew Keg Bottle
Seven Sisters Bermondsey SE16 Brewery / Cuckoo @ UBrew Keg Can
Thirsty Smile Bermondsey SE16 Brewery / Cuckoo @ UBrew Can
Tidal Bermondsey SE16 Brewery / Cuckoo @ UBrew Keg

Other "breweries"

Brewery Location Type LocAle Cask Keg Bottle Can
Brew Club Clapton E5 Brewery / Private
Brewdog Angel Islington N1 Brewery / Private
Broken Drum Blackfen DA15 Brewery / Private
Duckchicken Furzedown SW16 Cider producer
Gosnells Peckham SE15 Mead producer
Hawkes Bermondsey SE1 Cider producer
Pilango Parsons Green SW6 Cider producer Bottle
Ram Wandsworth SW18 Brewery / Private
Umbrella Upper Holloway N19 Ginger beer and cider producer Bottle

Suspended breweries

Brewery Location Type LocAle Cask Keg Bottle Can
Brewery Below Islington N1 Brewery / Suspended . . Keg Bottle .
BrewIT Fitzrovia W1 Brewpub / Suspended (George & Dragon)
Earls Islington N1 Brewpub / Suspended (Earl of Essex)
Kitchen Putney SW15 Brewery / Suspended . . . Bottle .
Long Arm South Ealing South Ealing W5 Brewpub / Suspended (Ealing Park)
Old Greenwich SE10 Brewpub / Suspended (Old)
Pressure Drop Hackney Hackney E8 Brewery / Suspended
W1 Mayfair W1 Brewpub / Suspended (Burlington) . Cask . . .

Planned breweries

Brewery Location Type LocAle Cask Keg Bottle Can
Belrose Belsize Park NW3 Brewpub / Planned (Belrose)
Earth Wood Green N22 Brewery / Planned Keg Can
Earth Station North Woolwich E16 Brewery / Planned
Elm Park Brixton SW2 Brewpub / Planned (Elm Park Tavern)
Fellowship Bellingham SE6 Brewpub / Planned (Fellowship Inn)
Goose Island Shoreditch E1 Brewpub / Planned (Goose Island)
Inkspot Streatham SW16 Brewery / Cuckoo @ Elliswood
London Fields (Carlsberg) London Fields E8 Brewery / Cuckoo @ Trumans
Lost Rivers Waterloo SE1 Brewpub / Cuckoo @ Adnams?
New Cross New Cross SE14 Brewpub / Planned
Pembury Hackney E8 Brewpub / Planned
Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham N17 Brewery / Planned
Trial & Error (Tottenham N17) Brewery / Planned
Youngs Museum Wandsworth SE18 Brewery / Planned

Deleted breweries

Brewery Location Type LocAle Cask Keg Bottle Can
Degrees Plato London Fields E8 Brewery / Closed summer 16
Dragonfly Acton W3 Brewpub / Closed (George & Dragon) . . Keg . .
Havestock Belsize Park NW3 Brewpub / Closed (Load of Hay)
Hops & Glory Canonbury N1 Brewpub / Closed (Hops & Glory)
Laine's @ Aeronaut Acton W3 Brewpub / Closed (Aeronaut)
Monkey Chews Peckham SE15 Brewpub / Closed (Montague)
Rocky Head Southfields SW18 Brewery / Closed Dec 17

We recommend Des de Moor's website although it is no longer kept up to date! http://desdemoor.co.uk/london/brewers-and-beers/

Pittcue's Alphabeta Brewery

Michaela Charles is living proof that the beer industry, although still dominated by men, can welcome women as well. See: Alphabeta.

Gorgeous developments in Highgate

Rob Laub is no stranger to the beer trade but he took a leap of faith when he purchased the Bull in Highgate, nearly 2 years ago, inheriting the 2.5 barrel plant from London Brewing Company. See: gorgeous.

Doing it by numbers

Although arches maybe the common thread amongst a lot of London Brewers, it is always a delight to see how different they all can be and a visit to Brew by Numbers did not disappoint: brew by numbers.

Saaz has it!

Bohem is a nano brewery creating Czech style beers in N22 - plenty of Saaz hops are used as a consequence. Their small tap room provides a pleasant place to try their beers and to see how Czech beer should be poured! Bohem.

Brockley worth a badger!

Only a few minutes walk from Brockley station, Brockley Brewery came into existence in May 2013, set up by seven friends including two sets of husbands and wives. Very much a brewery that sees itself as part of the community. Brockley.

Anspach & Hobday, a pigeon and a railway arch

Tucked away at the southern end of the Bermondsey mile, is Anspach & Hobday, another London railway arch brewery! They have a pigeon has their logo but that is not the only design they use on their bottles. Anspach & Hobday.

A Hidden Secret in Kew

Most breweries publicise their existence but not this little Brewery. Walking along Sandy Coombe Road passing Kew Brewery without noticing it is not a difficult thing to do as there is no signage outside; it is only a look through the window that lets you know you really have arrived. Read on:A hidden secret in Kew.

Five Points

Five Points has seen significant growth. It now employs 12 staff, a huge increase from the early days of March 2013 and with it investment in its kit and an expanding beer range. Pointing forwards.

Hackney – Bigger & Better

The London Tasting Panel could hardly image how much the London beer market was going to change since they first visited Hackney Brewery in 2012. A recent return trip showed what that has meant to one of the earlier entrants to the re surging beer scene in the Capital. Read more: Hackney Brewery.

Howling Hops

Howling Hops has come a long way since its start up at the Cock in Hackney. See A Complicated Howling .

Reunion - brewery to lock horns with!

A trip to the south west of London explained this brewery's unusual logo. Reunion - brewery to lock horns with!

Brixton, a serious approach to ingredients

Brixton Brewery, a short distance from the famous market, has a serious commitment to the quality of its ingredients. Brixton, a serious approach to ingredients

A maturing Bexley

This brewery is serious about maturing their beer and as well as producing traditional style beers are not adverse to the odd green hop! A maturing Bexley

Gypsy Hill - benefitting from an ex Piddle!

Walk into the yard at the Hamilton Road Industrial Estate, walk past the London Brewing Factory, and on the far side is the Gipsy Hill Brewery. Gipsy Hill

Mondo - an eye for world beers

Mondo has an impressive entrance for a small brewery. With a large sign above the door and a prominent A board, it can't be missed as you walk along the side of the usual nondescript trading estate.Mondo

Wildcard - Friend Reunited

The creation of Walthamstow's Wildcard Brewery is all about friendship dating back to schooldays.Wildcard

Twickenham - London's Second Oldest Brewery

Set up in 2004, Twickenham is now the second oldest, fully operating, commercial brewery in London. During this time, they have seen a number of other small breweries come and go, while they have remained, selling consistently reliable, quality beer. But this is a brewery that, although quite traditional, is not sitting on its laurels. The London Tasting Panel went to find out more. Twickenham.

'Southwark Brewery' - sounded like good idea at the time!

Peter Jackson, one of the founders, achieved his ambition in setting up Southwark Brewery, another brewery taking advantage of London's railway arches, south from London Bridge - Southwark Brewery.

Ethics can pay off!

Clarkshaws are probably London's most ethical brewery and their approach is clearly going down well in the Capital with more expansion being considered for the brewery they share with London Brew Lab. Clarkshaws.

No frills, bells or whistles!

A return visit by the London Tasting Panel to East London Brewing saw the brewery's expansion and the opportunity to taste their beers and discover their ethos. ELB.

A musical brewery from a titanic heritage

Signature Brewery in Leyton has been brewing for a while but Sam & Tom have now found a permanent home in Leyton. A musical brewery from a titanic heritage

Tasting the usual and not so usual

Sambrook's kindly hosted training for the London Tasting Panel and there was an opportunity to try, not only their regular beers, but a range of their strong bottled conditioned beers. Tasting the usual and no so usual at Sambrook's Brewery.

Brewhouse & Kitchen doubles up

Brewhouse and Kitchen pub chain have opened a second pub in London, giving an opportunity to meet group brewer, Peter Hughes, and try their beers. Brewhouse makes it a double!.

A Rock & Rolling Brewery

Another brewery taking advantage of railway arches to serve the Capital. Read about their range of beers Orbit and their unusual name.

A Brewery with a Split Personality!

Although the brewery at the Florence in Herne Hill have had its ups and downs, there is no doubt that the brewer is a man who has found his calling in life! Peter Haydon, owner and brewer, not only brews beer for the pub under the Florence brand but also brews under his nom de plume of 'A Head in a Hat'. A Brewery with a Split Personality!.

The Dragonfly is unfolding its wings

There are very few breweries that can claim to be situated in a c17th coach house but Dragonfly can boast that heritage even though the brewery was only set up in 2014 and the London Tasting Panel were delighted to make a visit. The Dragonfly is unfolding its wings.

Nothing ruff about Hopstuff

Not every brewing is based in a listed ex ammunition factory and has a 'worker' with such wonderful hair: hopstuff .

Not a Wheel in Sight

A reference to a quote by American, Dave Barry. What has it got to do with the Crate Brewery? Read here: Not a wheel in sight!.

By the Horns Brewery

A brewery that has grown and grown. Taking the Bull - By the Horns Brewery

Five Points Brewery

Set up by Ed Mason, find out more here Five Points Brewery

Nano-Brewery at Wandsworth

What about this short video on the nano-brewery where Young's once was ... or perhaps still is!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atPKixiSJx8&feature=youtu.be

Weird Beard

Since this article was written, Ellenberg has ceased brewing but Weird Beard are going strong. For more information and details of their beers (those gone and those still with us) with tasting notes click on Weird Beard (and Ellenberg as was)

Twickenham

Our oldest micro brewer goes from strength to strength. Twickenham Brewery grows up

Belleville

To find out what's going on and details of their beers with tasting notes click on The dads have it at Belleville

Portobello Brewery

Another venture in West London - click the above to find out more

One of our older micro breweries celebrates 5 years:

Sambrooks makes it 5 years

Trumans

Finally, this brewery with a house hold name returns to the East End. Truman's Eagle nests in East London.

Tapping the East

Tap East provides a great oasis from the Stratford shopping centre. Tapping the East.

And another East London brewery but one a little more hidden but worth seeking out.

East London Brewing Company

ELB continues its growth.

Little Brew

It may be small but it packs a punch, read about the latest brewing venture in Camden by clicking the above link. Note - Little Brew relocated to York in 2013.

London Brewing Company

Located in Highgate another newish addition to London's brewing scene, for more click the above link.

Moncada Brewery

Earlier this year, CAMRA's London Tasting Panel went to visit the Moncada Brewery, which has two exotic owners. Find out more at The Exotic Moncada

New Sambrook's Ale exclusive to Nicholson's pubs

Early next month (June 2012), a NEW Sambrook's ale will be served in Nicholson's pubs, all around London! Nicholson's pubs are part of the UK's biggest managed pub group Mitchells and Butlers. Together with Sambrook's they are creating a brand new ale called Lavender Hill, to be served exclusively in their venues for 12 weeks, from the beginning of June.

The brewery's home of Battersea was once well-known for the cultivation of lavender - one of the main streets which runs through the town centre is to this day called Lavender Hill. In 2012 there is a Nicholson's pub on the corner of Lavender Hill and Falcon Road, which is very near Clapham Junction station - the heartland of Battersea town centre. The ingredients chosen for the Lavender Hill ale include a nod towards the local heritage, using both honey (which was a main by-product of the Lavender Hills) and a brand new hop - so new in fact, that it is as yet unnamed! It is currently grown in Alsace and is a hybrid of Strisselspalt and Challenger, which carries the scent of honey blossom. Bodecia will be the bittering hop, to finish the smooth taste.

The list of all Nicholson's venues where the new beer is available, can be viewed on Sambrook's website http://sambrooksbrewery.co.uk/

CAMRA welcomes the East London Brewing Company

North East London's brewing renaissance has been further cemented by the arrival of the East London Brewing Company on to the scene. Based in E10, the East London Brewing Company is a 10-barrel microbrewery owned, managed and run by Stuart Lascelles and his wife Claire. Initially, the brewery will supply beer in casks to pubs in and around London, although they do not rule out bottling in the future...more East London Brewing Company

A trip to Borough and Brew Wharf

The history of the Brew Wharf Brewery in Borough is a little more unusual than most. It is the off shoot of Vinopolis, the wine bar/restaurant and museum, which set up in 2005. A couple of years later the owners decided to start a pub brewery. The current brewer, Angelo Scarnera, grew up in Texas and started as a brewer's assistant with the previous brewers, Phil Lowry and Steve Michigan. The trio were keen on brewing beers in the style of those they drank in the USA because they missed them! Brew Wharf was probably at the forefront of the American taste revolution especially in London. More....Brew Wharf Sadly brewing ceased at the end of 2013/early 2014.