Although London holds a lot of allure for international vacationers with its multi-cultural population, history, and numerous other venues, the city is not normally known for its beer breweries like the entire UK is renowned for its numerous pubs. Surprisingly, there are numerous breweries in London worth mentioning and we have listed our top choices as the best breweries in London below.
Fuller, Smith, and Turner – originally established in 1845, Fuller’s Brewery (Fuller, Smith, and Turner plc) is a regional brewing facility situated at the Griffin Brewery. It is located in west London’s Chiswick district and is an international distributor of bottled beers. In 2005, they purchased and then closed the Gales Brewery which was the Horndean, Hampshire brewer for nearly £92 million. Their number of “tied” houses increased to 111 with this particular purchase.
J. Sainsbury plc – this is the Sainsbury Supermarket’s parent company. It is the UK’s 3rd largest supermarket chain and the Sainsbury’s Store headquarters and Support Centre are located in London’s Holborn Circus district. The company also owns several banking and property interests. Their focus is primarily the milder beers and German lagers.
Redemption Brewing Company Ltd. – surprisingly, this company brewed its first batch of beer – Redemption Pale Ale – this past January (2010). It is being touted as one of the UK’s most anticipated microbrews to date. They are committed to producing only the finest of draught beers as they dislike canned and keg beers.
Pitfield Brewery – despite the fact that it has only been in operation for about 3 decades now, this microbrewery is a favorite of adventurous beer tasters who want to experience completely unique homebrews. It has been said that London’s historical ale-drinking segment was reborn when this brewery began producing and marketing its different products. The company is now selling their brews online.
The Ram Brewery in Wandsworth – located within the greater London area, this is one of the oldest beer sites in London. It has been producing barrels of beer by the thousands since Elizabeth I was England’s Queen. Although numerous family generations have owned and run the brewery it continues to produce one of the most popular classic stouts and continental lagers in the UK. When you visit this brewery, make sure you top off your visit by seeing the Shire horses, which still help deliver fresh beer throughout the city.
Meantime Brewing Company (Meantime Brewery) – located in Greenwich, London, this award-winning brewery was only founded 10 years ago by Alastair Hook, Brewmaster. The brewery produces 12 different brews on a regular basis, all of which focus on British and European style brews. Their top four products include Helles, India Pale Ale, Kolsch, and Porter. They also produce a very limited supply of other seasonal ales.
Hotel Discounts in London
Stay 3 nights and save 20%!
Stay 5 nights and save 20% on a double/twin room!
Check out other hotel deals in London!