1. The Sussex Arms
15 Staines Road, Twickenham, TW2 5BG
— The Sussex Arms (@TheSussexArms) April 26, 2012
With 18 handpulls and 50 bottles of beer and cider to choose from, it’s understandable why The Sussex Arms has received so many positive reviews online. Plus with a ‘Beer Loyalty Card’ available and food on offer, it’s hard not to love this place.
2. Royal Oak
44 Tabard Street, Borough, London SE1 4JU
— Royal Ashdown Forest (@RoyalAshdown) January 10, 2015
With its Victorian style, visiting this quirky corner pub is sure to please real ale fans. Royal Oak rotates their selection of real ales according to season, so if you become a regular visitor you’re sure to be presented with a different fantastic selection of beer on every visit. Be sure to sample Harvey’s Sussex Best.
3. Southampton Arms
139 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1LE
— the southampton arms (@southamptonNW5) June 6, 2014
This quaint pub offers up some incredibly interesting beers, most crafted in small UK breweries. Be warned though, on a busy weekend it’s not unusual for this taproom to run out certain independent ales.
4. Euston Tap
190 Euston Road, London NW1 2EF
— The Euston Tap (@eustontap) September 19, 2014
Located in an old Victorian gatehouse by Euston Station, this establishment is perfect for visitors coming in and out of London. Despite being a dedicated cider house, Euston Tap presents customers with an ever changing selection of casked real ales.
5. Jerusalem Tavern
55 Britton Street, London EC1M 5UQ
Passing the duty savings on to our customers! pic.twitter.com/6khZigvycj
— The Jerusalem Tavern (@jerusalemtavern) March 25, 2013
This quirky vintage pub serves up the full selection of Suffolk’s St Peter’s Brewery in small casks, but avoid busy times as this place is pretty cosy.
6. Draft House Northcote
94 Northcote Road, Clapham, London, SW11 6QW
— DraftHouse Northcote (@DraftHouseNC) March 27, 2013
The establishment’s owner Charlie McVeigh created a buzz in the capital when he started selling sample size beers in the form of 1/3 pint glasses. This way, punters can sample every one of the 16 ales which are on offer. The ales are on rotation too, so there’s always something new to try.
7. The Swan
46 Hammersmith Broadway, London W6 0DZ
We love our guest ales but where would we be without these three !!!! pic.twitter.com/FJkLvUw1Va
— The Swan (@SwanHammersmith) May 15, 2014
Just a short walk from Hammersmith tube station, this pub is a great place to visit after work. With up to 10 rotating ales on offer at any one time, this place will always keep beer fans interested and happy.
8. King William IV
816 High Road, Leyton, London, E10 6AE
At the King William IV home of Brodie’s Brewey Leyton London whilst on pub walk pic.twitter.com/yNszl5Gq1Y
— Martin Jones (@m_jones125) October 21, 2014
With the Brodie’s Brewery attached to the pub, this place is a sure favourite with real ale lovers. With up to 20 draught ales available at the weekends and pints starting from £1.99, this pub is not to be missed.
9. The White Horse
1-3 Parsons Green, London, SW6 4UL
— White Horse SW6 (@WhiteHorseSW6) December 3, 2014
The White Horse is hard to beat in terms of choice. With an impressive selection of 135 bottled beers and 8 cask ales to pick from, ranging from bitters like Harveys to more contemporary IPAs, I can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon than sampling from this giant menu. Also, don’t miss out on The White Horse’s Beer Festivals which are held throughout the year.
10. Well and Bucket
143 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG
New beer day. Session. pic.twitter.com/QHPlQE0Og3
— Well and Bucket (@WellandBucket) April 25, 2014
If you fancy a modern establishment, this shabby chic-hipster joint could be up your alley. This pub serves a selection of cask ales on rotation alongside a massive selection of IPAs, Porters and Stouts.
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