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Here at BeerGuideLondon.com we don't have complicated rules for choosing the pubs we list. To recommend a pub, we have to actually have had a beer there. Our pubs must also serve good beer: all dispense methods are fine as long as the pub serves good beer from interesting breweries. We also consider additional criteria such as service and ambience. We like our pubs to offer something extra, be it interesting architecture, great atmosphere or excellent food. But first and most importantly they must serve good beer.
For the purposes of this Guide, ‘pub’ includes pubs, bars, brewery taps and bottle shops which allow on site drinking (what we call ‘bottle shop bars’). To qualify for a Guide entry, on site drinking is required, whatever the setting, plus a minimum of weekly opening on at least one day per week.
You can also check out our "To Do List" of new or improved pubs, or places due to open soon, that may make it into the Guide once we have visited them.
19 July 2021 update: all legal Covid-related restrictions have now been removed by the Government, so all pubs, bars and tap rooms etc. can - in theory - now operate as normal. However, many are still keeping various restrictions such as reduced capacity, social distancing, mask wearing, table service, etc., so please check with each venue to see what their rules are. In addition, many places are still operating reduced beer ranges and/or shortened hours, so please check before you travel. We are in the process of updating Guide entries but they are still subject to significant change over coming weeks and months
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Unfortunately, a number of places will not be reopening. These permanent closures are listed here:
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