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Craft beer pubs

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Craft beer pubs

I'll be visiting london for a couple of days shortly and want to hit some pubs with a good selection of craft beer. I like cask ale but I'm fairly spoilt for choice in Edinburgh on that front so I'd prefer places that also have some interesting kegs on. I'm a big fan of hoppy US style beer and enjoy beers from breweries like Kernel, Tempest and Magic Rock. What would the top 2 or 3 places for that sort of stuff be in London? Ideally at least one of the places would also serve decent food.

London, United...
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1. Re: Craft beer pubs

This company has 3 pubs in London but I don;t think they do food. I've been to the one in Leather Lane and can't remeber any food being served (beyond packets of crisps that is) but they do have a good range of craft beers.

http://thecraftbeerco.com/

Plymouth
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2. Re: Craft beer pubs

There is a microbrewery and bar selling interesting beer at the visitor centre at Greenwich, they also do decent food and it's a nice location, but I can't for the life of me remember the brewery name. Perhaps another poster could help

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3. Re: Craft beer pubs

The brewery that Sandy is referring to may well be The Meantime brewery which are based in Greenwich and do what I beleive is craft beer. They have 2 pubs in Greenwich. The Old Brewery which is by the Old Naval College and the Greenwich Union which is on Royal Hill and is nearer the train station. The links are:

http://www.meantimebrewing.com/meantime

http://www.greenwichunion.com/

http://www.oldbrewerygreenwich.com/

Plymouth
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4. Re: Craft beer pubs

Yes, Meantime, that's it

London
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5. Re: Craft beer pubs

You could check out Duke's Brew and Que in Hackney, home of Beavertown brewery and some rather good BBQ food

http://dukesbrewandque.com/

And the Old Red Cow in Smithfield

http://theoldredcow.com/

London, United...
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6. Re: Craft beer pubs

Try the Beer tap in Euston (London)... all sorts of flavours and its right beside the tube station

East Sussex, United...
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7. Re: Craft beer pubs

I have to say that I was rather disappointed with the beer tap - it smelt awful for one thing. If in Euston, try the more traditional Bree Louise - which also serves proper cider and perry.

The Craft Beer pub in Charing Cross station is worth a try if you want to stick with "new wave".

Mike

West London
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8. Re: Craft beer pubs

There are a few beer festivals coming up if that's of any interest. If you also would like to sample good keg beers then do a search for 'Brewdog' or maybe go to one of the German beer kellers such as near Moorgate station. A must visit is the Harp in Covent Garden {CAMRA pub of the year} plus the Belgian bar that is also in Covent Garden.

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9. Re: Craft beer pubs

For a craft pub with decent food then The Holborn Whippet might work. It would also make a decent midway point of a crawl that involved The Euston Tap and The Craft Beer pub in Leather Lane. The Euston Tap offers pizzas from Tuesday through Saturday in the evening only. There are also some outside tables should the weather behave.

http://holbornwhippet.com/

http://www.eustontap.com/index.php

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10. Re: Craft beer pubs

If you like Kernel, they are open on Saturdays between 9 am and 3 pm when you can buy their beer direct from the brewery. The nearest tube station is Bermondsey which is on the Jubilee line and is one stop from London Bridge. Their website also has a list of places where you can buy their beer.

http://www.thekernelbrewery.com/index.html