London Area Breweries


London's brewing scene continues to expand at a rapid pace. As far as we are aware, there are now 102 active breweries in the London area, comprising 79 production breweries and 23 brewpubs. Our criteria is as follows:

  • We only count actual, physical breweries with their own brewing kit and brewing commercially within the London area.

  • The London area is defined as the 33 London Boroughs shown here: http://directory.londoncouncils.gov.uk/

  • Where two or more brewing companies share one brewing kit, we count this as one brewery but show both companies separately in the listings.

  • U Brew is listed as just one brewery.  Any brewing firm using U Brew to brew commercially is not counted as a brewery.

  • Ram Brewery are contractually not allowed to brew commercially until 2017, but we include them given their special role in preserving brewing heritage on the historic former Young's site in Wandsworth.

  • We do not include any 'breweries' using 'techno-brewing' equipment such as Truebrew.  Our view is that this is not proper brewing and should not be encouraged.

  • This page is a continual work in progress as we get information about new London breweries virtually every week. With the current pace of change it's very hard to keep up to date, so if you are aware of any other breweries within the London area that are brewing commercially on their own kit then please let us know.


Production Breweries

Brewpubs

Planned Breweries

In addition, we are currently aware of 9 breweries in the active planning or construction stage.