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.

Brewery Location
40ft Brewery Hackney, E8
Aeronaut (Laine's) (Suspended) Acton W3
Afinity Tottenham Hale N15
Alphabeta (Pitt Cue) Spitalfields EC2
Anspach & Hobday Bermondsey SE1
Barnet Black Horse, High Barnet
Beavertown Hackney Wick E3
Beerblefish BrewingEdmonton, N18
Belleville Wandsworth Common SW12
Bexley Erith, DA8
Bianca Road (Relocating) Peckham SE15
Big Smoke Antelope, Surbiton, KT6
Bloomsbury (Ceased Brewing) Perseverance, WC1
Bohem Bowes Park, N22
Boxcar Hommerton, E9
Brewhouse & Kitchen Angel, EC1
Brewhouse & Kitchen Highbury, N5
Brew by Numbers Southwark Bridge Rd SE1
Brewery Below Islington, N1
Brewheadz Tottenham Hale, N17
Brick Peckham, SE16
Brixton Brixton Station Rd, SW9
Brockley Harcourt Rd, SE4
Brodie's (not currently brewed in London) Leyton E10
Bull Highgate N6
Bullfinch Herne Hill SE1
By The Horns Summerstown SW17
Camden Town Kentish Town NW5
Canopy Herne Hill, SE24
Clarkshaws Loughborough Junction SW9
Crate Hackney Wick E9
Cronx New Addington
ºPlatoLocation Currently unknown
Dragonfly George & Dragon, Acton W3
East London Brewing Leyton E10
Enefeld Upper Edmonton N18
Essex Street Temple WC2
Five Points Hackney Downs E8
Fourpure Bermondsey SE16
Four Thieves (Laine's) Battersea
Fuller's Chiswick W4
Gipsy Hill West Norwood, SE27
Hackney Laburnum St, E2
Hammerton Barnsbury, N7
Hop Stuff Woolwich SE18
Hops & Glory Islington, N1
Howling Hops Hackney Wick, E9
Husk Silvertown, E16
Jeffersons Barnes SW13
Kernel Bermondsey SE1
Kew SW14: East Sheen
London Beer Factory West Norwood, SE27
London Beer Lab Brixton/Loughborough Junction, SW9
London Brewing Bohemia, North Finchley N12
Long Arm South Ealing, W5
Magic Spells Leyton, E10
Maregard Cock Tavern, Hackney, E8
Marko Paulo Northfields, W13
Meantime Greenwich SE10
Moncada Grand Union Centre W10
Mondo South Lambeth, SW8
Monkey Chews (Suspended) SW15: Peckham (The Montague Arms)
Neckstamper Lea Bridge, E10
NirvanaLea Bridge E10
One Mile End Whitechapel E1
Orbitt Walworth SE17
Park Kingston
Partizan South Bermondsey SE16
People's Park Tavern (Laine's) Hackney E9
Pillars Walthamstow E17
Portobello Mitre Bridge Ind. Est, W10
Pressure Drop Hackney E8
Ram (non-commercial) Wandsworth SW18
Redchurch Cambridge Heath E2
Redemption Tottenham N17
Reunion AlesFeltham
Rocky Head Southfields SW18
Sambrook's Battersea SW11
Signal LagerCroydon CR0
Signature Brew Leyton E10
Solvay Society Hops & Glory, Islington. N1
Southey ex Late Knights Penge SE20
Southwark Bermondsey SE1
Streatham The Railway, Streatham, SW16
Tap East Stratford E20
Three Sods Bethnal Green, E2
Tiny Vessel Platts Eyot, Hampton, TW12
Truman's Hackney Wick E3
Twickenham Twickenham
Ubrew Bermondsey, SE16
Villages Deptford SE8
Volden Croydon, CR0
Weird Beard Hanwell W7
Wild Card Ravenswood Ind Est, Walthamstow
Wimbledon Colliers Wood, SW19
Zerodegrees Blackheath SE3

or we recommend Des de Moor's website who keeps us all up to date on such matters!

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!!

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)


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


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


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

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.