The Bermondsey Beer Mile

London's famous Bermondsey Beer Mile continues to expand, with a number of new places having opened in 2018 and more set to follow this year.  Opening hours also continue to expand — a welcome trend that gives more options for visiting. This will also hopefully ease pressure on the various tap rooms, many of which can get exceptionally busy on a Saturday afternoon (previously this was the only day on which you could visit most of the places).

With wider opening hours and more opportunities to visit, there's much less need to try to do all the venues in one day.  In any case, with so many places on the mile, it's best to take your time. We now recommend splitting the mile into two, a northern section and a southern section.

These are the venues on the northern section, listed in the order you'll find them if starting from London Bridge station:

The southern section is best tackled from South Bermondsey station – a few minutes on the train from London Bridge.  The venues here are:

Affinity to Bianca Road is around a mile, so you may wish to use the handy No 1 bus from the top of Galleywall Road, which drops you very close to Bianca Road.  From Bianca Road you can continue up to Brew By Numbers, Moor, etc - about half a mile away – and do some of the northern section if you wish.

Opening hours continue to change rapidly so please check all the Guide entries, which we try to keep fully up to date, using the links above.  Given how quickly things are changing there are sure to be changes we miss, so please do let us know if you spot anything which is out of date. You can contact us on


@BeerGuideLondon, January 2019