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Beat the Heat Wave at London’s Best Taprooms

The forecast is out - London is going to be hot this week! Make the most of the shining sun with these craft beer taprooms and breweries around the city.

Here is a list of some award winning breweries that serve fresh craft beer on the taps, are never too crowded to get a spot, and the brewers are always ready to chat about their beers and help you navigate the menu. 

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1. Pillars

Pillars Brewery and Taproom is nestled in the illustrious Ravenswood Industrial Estate, known for its friendly drinking culture. You can enjoy a fresh, local lager whilst sitting amongst the tanks it was brewed in.The unit occupies an eclectic corner of Walthamstow, and in the warmer months you’ll also find plenty of street vendors and outdoor seating.

The taproom hosts a wide range of events, from live music and charity fundraisers to wedding receptions and birthday parties. 

Address : 

Unit 2, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall St, London E17 9HQ, United Kingdom

What not to miss?

Pillars Hop Lager - Gold Winner at London Beer Competition 2022

Pillars Hop Lager

Other award winning beers include Pillars Helles, Pillars Ice Bock 2021, and Pillars Pilsner.

Pillars Brewery

Their full range of lagers is also served at the Untraditional Pub, an orange bar and craft beer bottle shop that keeps the patrons of St James Street hydrated and happy. It occupies a unit in CRATE’s modular walk-in site alongside a community of local businesses. You can simply turn up, find a table and enjoy stores from food vendors to hairdressers. The all-weather roof terrace regularly hosts live music acts and diverse events.

Untraditional Pub

2. Beerblefish Brewing Taproom

The Beerblefish taproom is open Thursday to Sunday, offering a full range of Beerblefish beers and gins, along with carefully selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from other producers. 

All Beerblefish Brewing Co. beers are suitable for vegans, and can be drunk while enjoying the ​​ free-play pool table. They have a board game menu too, that can be used.

The infamous mural, following the concept - “make it like a space aquarium but it has to have a Viking longship,” was created by renowned urban artists Tizer ID and This One (aka Ed and George).

If that wasn’t exciting enough, they are also part of the exciting  Beer Passport Partner Brewery! You can sign up for the Beer Passport at Beerpassport.co.uk – once you have your Beer Passport, you’ll have opened the door to loads of discounts and offers at 50 taprooms across London – see how many stamps you can get during the year!

Beer Passport

Address : 

Unit 2A-4, Uplands Business Park, Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow E17 5QJ.

What not to miss?

Gingerbeerble Spiced Beer, Infinite Improbability, 1820 Porter, and Viking Ale.

3. Signature Brew

Signature Brew has 3 venues open for gigs, takeaway cans, and of course the freshest Signature Brew beers on tap.

Address 1 - 

Signature Brew, Unit 15, Uplands Business Park, Blackhorse Lane, London, E17 5QJ

Enjoy the freshest Signature Brew beers, all brewed right next to the bar itself

Address 2 - 

Signature Brew Haggerston, Railway Arch 340, Acton Mews, Haggerston, London, E8 4EA

Based in a railway arch next to the Regent's Canal in Haggerston, East London, The Signature Brew Taproom is a place where great beer and music come together.

Address 3 - 

The Collab, 198 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London, E17 4BF

The Collab hosts a whole lot of events including Meat Free Mondays, Wing Wednesdays, Pub Quizzes, Live DJs & More.

Signature Brew

Address 4 - 

Signature Brew Wembley, Trader Wembley, 87 Ealing Rd ,Wembley HA0 4BD

Based next to Trader Wembley’s incredible first floor street food market, the bar serves up multi-award-winning craft beers, plus wines, spirits, soft drinks and more.

What not to miss?

Backstage IPA, Studio Lager, and Roadie 

Signature Brew Taproom

4. Friendship Adventure

The venue is a Brewery & Taproom hangin' out drinking in the back of an El Camino.

Alongside the freshest beer brewed on site, Friendship Adventure features a rotating guest tap list of the best local breweries. They also stock lovely wines, cider, hard seltzer and soft drinks.

Address :

245a Coldharbour Lane

London SW9 8RR

What not to miss?

Caper, Tangent, Stowaway 

For big group bookings (10+), send an email to taproom@friendship-adventure.com

Friendship Adventure

5. West Berkshire Brewery Taproom

West Berkshire Brewery

Slightly outside of London, this taproom makes for a great daytrip!

Berkshire taproom encourages bookings, so you know you’ll get a table for sure, without waiting around. They have both indoor and outdoor seating.

Address: The Old Dairy Yattendon, Berkshire RG18 0XT

Detour Pale Ale

What not to miss?

Detour Pale Ale

Written by Stuti Khetan, Beverage Trade Network

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