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. For full details on them all go to London Brewers' Alliance see the list below. Various articles on the breweries, can be found below the table.

Active Breweries

Brewery Location Type
40FT Dalston E8 Brewery
Affinity Bermondsey SE16 Brewery
Alphabeta Spitalfields EC2 Brewpub (Pitt Cue)
Anspach & Hobday Bermondsey SE1 Brewery
Barnet High Barnet Brewpub (Black Horse)
Beavertown Tottenham Hale N17 Brewery
Beerblefish Edmonton N18 Brewery
Belleville Wandsworth Common SW12 Brewery
Bexley Erith Brewery
Bianca Road Bermondsey SE1 Brewery
Big Smoke Surbiton Brewpub (Antelope)
Block Hoxton N1 Brewpub ( Wenlock)
Bohem Bowes Park N22 Brewery
Boxcar Homerton E9 Brewery
Brew by Numbers Bermondsey SE16 Brewery
Brewery Below Islington N1 Brewery
Brewheadz Tottenham N17 Brewery
Brewhouse & Kitchen (Highbury) Highbury N5 Brewpub (B & K)
Brewhouse & Kitchen (Islington) Angel EC1 Brewpub (B & K)
BrewIT Fitzrovia W1 Brewpub (George & Dragon)
Brick Peckham SE15 Brewery
Brixton Brixton SW9 Brewery
Brockley Brockley SE4 Brewery
Bullfinch Herne Hill SE24 Brewery
By The Horns Summerstown SW17 Brewery
Camden Town (AB InBev) Ponders End Brewery
Canopy Herne Hill SE24 Brewery
Clarkshaws Loughborough Junction SW9 Brewery
Craft Academy Herne Hill SE24 Brewpub (Florence)
Crate Hackney Wick E9 Brewery
Cricklewood Cricklewood NW2 Brewery
Cronx New Addington Brewery
Degrees Plato London Fields E8 Brewery
Dragonfly Acton W3 Brewpub (George & Dragon)
Earth Ale Balham SW12 Brewery
East London Leyton E10 Brewery
Enfield Upper Edmonton N18 Brewery
Essex Street Temple WC2 Brewpub (Temple Brewhouse)
Five Points Hackney E8 Brewery
Fountain Old Street EC1V Brewpub (Old Fountain)
Fourpure Bermondsey SE16 Brewery
Fuller’s Chiswick W4 Brewery
Gipsy Hill West Norwood SE27 Brewery
Gorgeous Highgate N6 Brewpub (Bull)
Hackney Haggerston E2 Brewery
Hammerton Barnsbury N7 Brewery
Haverstock Belsize Park NW3 Brewpub (Load of Hay)
Hop Stuff Woolwich SE18 Brewery
Hops & Glory Canonbury N1 Brewpub (Hops & Glory)
House Wood Green N22 Brewpub (Prince)
Howling Hops Hackney Wick E9 Brewery
Husk Silvertown E16 Brewery
Jeffersons Barnes SW13 Brewery
Kentish Town Kentish Town NW5 Brewery
Kernel Bermondsey SE16 Brewery
Kew East Sheen SW14 Brewery
Kitchen Putney SW15 Brewery
Laine's @ Four Thieves Battersea SW11 Brewpub (Four Thieves)
Laine's @ People's Park Tavern Victoria Park E9 Brewpub (People's Park)
London Beer Factory West Norwood SE27 Brewery
London Beer Lab Loughborough Junction SW9 Brewery
London Brewing North Finchley N12 Brewpub (Bohemia)
Lonesome Streatham Vale SW16 Brewery
Long Arm South Ealing W5 Brewpub (Ealing Park)
Long Arm Shoreditch EC2 Brewpub (Long Arm)
Magic Spells Leyton E10 Brewery
Maregade Hackney E8 Brewpub (Cock)
Marko Paulo Northfields W13 Brewpub (Owl & Pussycat)
Meantime (Asahi) Greenwich SE10 Brewery
Moncada Dollis Hill NW2 Brewery
Mondo South Lambeth SW8 Brewery
Muswell Hillbilly Muswell Hill N10 Brewery
Neckstamper Leyton E10 Brewery
Nirvana Leyton E10 Brewery
Oddly Platt's Eyot, TW12 Brewery
One Mile End Tottenham N17 Brewery
Orbit Walworth SE17 Brewery
Paddies With Attitude / PWA New Cross Gate SE14 Brewpub (White Hart)
Park Kingston Brewery
Partizan South Bermondsey SE16 Brewery
Pillars Walthamstow E17 Brewery
Portobello North Kensington W10 Brewery
Pressure Drop Tottenham Hale N17 Brewery
Pretty Decent Forest Gate E7 Brewery
Redchurch Bethnal Green E2 Brewery
Redemption Tottenham N17 Brewery
Reunion Feltham Brewery
Rocky Head Southfields SW18 Brewery
Sambrook's Battersea SW11 Brewery
Signal Croydon Brewery
Signature Brew Leyton E10 Brewery
Solvay Society Aldborough Hatch Brewery
Southey Penge SE20 Brewery
Southwark Bermondsey SE1 Brewery
St Mary's Primrose Hill NW3 Brewery
Streatham Streatham SW16 Brewery
Tap East Stratford Westfield E20 Brewpub (Tap East)
Three Sods Bethnal Green E2 Brewery
Tiny Vessel Platt's Eyot, TW12 Brewery
Truman's Hackney Wick E3 Brewery
Twickenham Twickenham Brewery
Two Finches Finchley N3 Brewpub (Finchley Cricket Club)
Ubrew Bermondsey SE16 Brewery
Villages Deptford SE8 Brewery
Volden Croydon Brewery
W1 Soho W1 Brewpub (Burlington)
Weird Beard Hanwell W7 Brewery
Wild Card Walthamstow E17 Brewery
Wimbledon Colliers Wood SW19 Brewery
Zerodegrees Blackheath SE3 Brewpub (Zerodegrees)

Cuckoo/Contract breweries

Brewery Location Type
Bloomsbury Bloomsbury WC1 Brewpub / Contract (Perseverance)
Brodie’s Leyton E10 Brewpub / Contract (William IV)
Deviant & Dandy London Fields E8 Brewpub / Contract (Off Broadway)
Ignition Lewisham SE13 Brewery / Cuckoo
Inkspot Streatham SW16 Brewery / Cuckoo
Tankleys Sidcup Brewery / Contract

Suspended breweries

Brewery Location Type
Earls Islington N1 Brewpub / Suspended (Earl of Essex)
Laine's @ Aeronaut Acton W3 Brewpub / Suspended (Aeronaut)
London Fields (Carlsberg) London Fields E8 Brewery / Suspended
Old Greenwich SE10 Brewpub / Suspended (Old)
Old Street Kings Cross WC1 Brewpub / Suspended (Queens Head)

or we recommend Des de Moor's website who keeps us all up to date on such matters! http://desdemoor.co.uk/london/brewers-and-beers/

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.