Steve's Top Picks

I keep lots of lists of things that I have seen and done, not least the beers I have tried and the pubs I have visited. There is a certain thrill about going to a new place for the first time, unsure of what you may find, and that's why researching this guide is so much fun. However, there are some places that keep drawing you back, whether it's because you know you are going to find a good range of new and interesting beers, or you just want to relax with a beer and good company. These are my Top Picks.

Steve is a self described ticker who lives in West London.. You can follow him on twitter as @MusingAnorak or read his twitter feed below

Note that we regularly update what constitutes a top pick so places can be relegated from the list if their beer range dips or there are other significant changes.


Beer Merchants Tap A Jezza top pick A Steve top pick  WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2018 Dog Friendly Specializes in Belgian Beers Bottle shop with onsite drinking

Taproom and bottle shop bar with an outstanding range of beer.


BrewDog Tower Hill A Jezza top pick A Steve top pick  Full menu WiFi available Regularly has London brewed beers Brewpub. New entry in the Guide in 2018 Dog Friendly

Huge BrewDog bar incorporating its own brewery.


Brewery Market A Steve top pick  WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2018 Bottle shop with onsite drinking

Bottle shop bar in the centre of Twickenham.


Cavernous pub with specialist Belgian/Dutch bar upstairs.


Honourable Mention

These pubs are not quite (yet) to the level of a Top Pick, but they are ones to watch. They are very much worth a visit if you have the time.

Fourpure Brewing Co  Steve Honourable Mention WiFi available Regularly has London brewed beers Brewery tap, may have limited hours Original listing in the Guide Dog Friendly

Smart and spacious brewery tap in South Bermondsey.


De Hems  Steve Honourable Mention Full menu New entry in the Guide in 2019 Dog Friendly Specializes in Belgian Beers Specializes in Dutch Beers

Classic Dutch pub in the heart of the West End.


The Kernel Taproom A Jezza top pick  Steve Honourable Mention WiFi available Regularly has London brewed beers Brewery tap, may have limited hours New entry in the Guide in 2019 Dog Friendly

Tap room for the fantastic Kernel Brewery.


Lowlander  Steve Honourable Mention Full menu Original listing in the Guide Specializes in Belgian Beers

Specialist Belgian beer cafe/restaurant with one of the best Belgian beer lists in London.


The Ram Inn  Steve Honourable Mention Full menu Regularly has London brewed beers Brewpub. New entry in the Guide in 2020 Dog Friendly

Brewpub in the former Young’s brewery tap.


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