BERMONDSEY BEER MILE: London’s Craft Beer Crawl

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Are you a beer fan and a londoner? Or maybe just a beer fan visiting the city? Then you must not miss the Bermondsey Beer Mile!

Turns out that Bermondsey has become the hub for microbreweries in London. And the good news for you is that they open on Saturday, and some on Sunday, so you can go taste their golden liquid right from the brewery. What’s even better is that they are conveniently located in a straight line over a mile. That, my friend, makes the perfect beer crawl.

Scared of getting hungry? Well fear not. There are also three food markets conveniently located along the way. I’ve created a map for you to follow and I’ll walk you through the whole thing.

Get off at London Bridge: 

I’m gonna assume you are taking the tube, well this is where you get off to start your crawl. If you haven’t eaten anything yet, stop by Borough Market and grab a bite so that you don’t get drunk too fast. If you aren’t hungry, don’t worry, you’ll get another chance soon.

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1. Southwark Brewing Co 

Your first stop in the Bermondsey Beer Mile, it will set the mood of what’s to come. Located in a railway arch, this brewery is the only one in the crawl which specialises in cask ales. As in most breweries in the crawl, the set up is simple and the equipment is visible which makes it feel like the real deal. I liked that they do a third of a pint, which is perfect for tasting.

Founded: 2014
Where: 46 Druid St, London SE1 2EZ
Saturday hrs: 11am to 6pm
Sunday hrs: 11am to 4pm

 

2. Anspach & Hobday: 

Only a very short walk from Southwark, if you are hungry now stop by Maltby Street Market to get a snack which you can bring to the brewery. This one gets a little bit tighter on space and also gets pretty crowded so better to go early. The most recommended beer is the Smoked Brown.

Founded: 2014
Where: 118 Druid St, London SE1 2HH
Saturday hrs: 10.30am to 6.30pm
Sunday hrs: 12.30 to 17.30pm

 

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3. The Bottle Shop

Located right besides Anspach & Hobday, The Bottle Shop is not a brewery but a bottled beer shop. With 400 bottles available and 12 rotating taps it makes for another nice stop in the crawl.

Website: https://bottleshop.co.uk/
Where: 128 Druid St, London SE1 2HH
Saturday hrs: 10am to 7pm
Sunday hrs: 12:30 to 17:30pm

 

4. Brew By Numbers

You’ll notice a slight change of vibe in this brewery. The branding is more modern and the crowd is a little bit more hipster than in the other breweries. Also people’s glasses will be more colorful. BBNo’s specialty is the Saison beers which I personally love. You’ll notice the beers have numbered labels. They represent their style and recipe.

Founded: 2012
Where: 79 Enid St, London SE16 3RA
Saturday hrs: 11am to 8.00pm
Sunday hrs: closed

 

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5. UBREW

This brewery has an interesting reason of existence. It’s actually a place where you can brew! They sell memberships for groups of friends which are valid to brew beer and also provide beer brewing courses. You should stop here because they do also brew their own beer and it’s great. I loved the smell of malt that invaded the venue.

Where: 29, Old Jamaica Business Estate, 24 Old Jamaica Rd, London SE16 4AW
Saturday hrs: 12 to 23pm
Sunday hrs: 12 to 7pm

 

6. The Kernel Brewery
The brewery that inspired the birth of many other breweries in the Bermondsey Beer Mile. The mother brewery. Unfortunately, it became too popular for its size, so they are not serving tap in the venue and only sell bottled beer to take away.
Founded: 2009
Where: Arch 11, Dockley Road Industrial Estate, Dockley Rd, London SE16 3SF
Saturday hrs: 9am to 2pm
Sunday hrs: closed

 

7. Partizan Brewing

This brewery is one of the trendier ones with a modern vibe. This is partly because the beers have colorful branding designed by artist Alec Doherty. They have a core range of beers and then do seasonal ones. I really like their Saisons.

Founded: 2012
Where: 8 Almond Rd, London SE16 3LR
Saturday hrs: 11am to 8pm
Sunday hrs: closed

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8. Eebria Tap 

Located only a few metres away from Partizan. It is not a brewery, but a tap room where you can get beers from multiple UK breweries. They have 6 beers on tap and at least 40 bottled ones at a time. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

Where: 8 Almond Rd, London SE16 3LR
Saturday hrs: 11am to 17.30pm
Sunday hrs: closed

 

9. Fourpure Brewing Co.
You are in the last stop in the Bermondsey Beer Mile. And one of the best ones comes at the end! Fourpure’s name comes from this brewery’s commitment to respect the four core ingredients used to make beer: grain, yeast, hops and water. And they do justice to the name. The brewery’s tap room is located in an industrial site and hosts no less than 16 beers on tap. Hence save some space and sobriety for this one! If you are not visiting soon and want to stock yourself on their wonderful beer, they sell it on Amazon.
Founded: 2013
Where: 22 Bermondsey Trading Estate, Rotherhithe New Rd, London SE16 3LL
Saturday hrs: 11am to 8pm
Sunday hrs: closed
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