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August 2020 update: pubs, bars and taprooms are now reopening, though some are remaining closed for the time being.  We are not updating the Guide with notes on the precise situation for each place, as this is a fast moving, ever changing scenario, with many places opening with limited hours/days, and expanding slowly thereafter.  Some require advance reservations, and some do not. However, we list contact details for all Guide entries, and you are strongly advised to check with each venue before planning to visit.

In the meantime, many places will continue to offer local deliveries, collections or online sales. In particular, please continue to support your local London brewery by buying directly from them. You can check who's offering online sales (and many are also doing local deliveries), here.  We also list bottle shops doing online sales and/or local deliveries, here

Welcome to our London Beer Guide. It’s a curated site, which means these are the London pubs, bars and brewery taps that a couple of beer geeks happen to like and are happy to recommend. Jezza and Steve live in London and are the main researchers and authors of the Guide, while Fred lives in Los Angeles and does the technical stuff, though he is also visits London from time to time. You can follow Jezza on Twitter @bonsvoeux1, Steve is @musinganorak and Fred is @fredwaltman.

Who is this site for?

We've designed the site with the beer tourist in mind, but it is also useful for locals who want to find the best beer and best pubs. Whether you are in London on a dedicated beer trip, or you are in town for other reasons (business, family trip, etc.) and just want to try some good beer, this Guide will help you find the best places.

Find a Pub

You can browse our database of pubs by geographical areapostcode or even tube line.


You can find our Articles page here or see below for individual articles.


You can keep up to date with new Guide entries and new breweries, plus deletions from the Guide, in our News section.

Other Beer Guides

In the footer below you'll find links to our other beers guides. Be sure and check them out. And you can find links to all our Beer Guide apps at


We're big fans of twitter and you can follow us at @BeerGuideLondon.