While beer aficionados make the annual pilgrimage to the Great British Beer Festival at Olympia, (900 ales, ciders and beers from around the world – who can blame them?), we think that there’s nothing better than sipping on craft ale in a good ol’ British pub. In honour of the backstreet boozers that us Londoners have become accustomed to we’ve rounded up our favourites selling great golden bevvies.


Scottish brewers BrewDog opened their Camden bar in 2011, their first outpost outside on Bonny Scotland. Situated slap bang between Camden Town Underground and Camden Road Overground they sure know how to sort our Friday evenings. Just make sure to order one of their signature cheeseboards to accompany your beverage.

Euston Tap

Not technically a beer only establishment Euston Tap offers 9 sparkling and 6 hand pull ciders making it London’s only dedicated cider bar. Cask, keg and bottle beers are offered on a sliding scale ranging from the £3.40 per pint or £3.00 per bottle – cheaper than the standard London pint price. Time to get fruity.

Temple Brew House

With three simple aims: make great beer, enjoy making great beer, and to bring everyone else along for the ride Temple Brew House may just be the friendliest microbrewery there is. Take a trip to their basement pub for after work nosh or an educational tour courtesy of house brewer Vanesa.

The Old Coffee House

Don’t be fooled, The Old Coffee House is in actual fact a pub. Vintage décor, sports screens and of course craft ale on tap draw a eclectic mix of visitors to this Soho hotspot, including wizened regulars, crafty creative types and the occasional tourist. We’ll fit in quite nicely then.

The Lyric

A quaint Victorian pub in central London houses the finest draught beer. It’s name – The Lyric. A mere meander from Piccadilly Circus this pub is situated in vibrant Soho. Settle yourself down with an open fire, tasty food and great conversation