As highlighted in the rather nice article by Shortlisted on the rise of the craft beer, small artisan breweries are at their most abundant level since the ’40s. Counting over 800 in the UK,  there’s never been a better time to celebrate the great London pub  by sorting out a venue specialising in craft beer. Below is a list of 5 of the best:

Craft Beer Co, London

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Listed as the 4th best beer venue in the world on  Ratebeer.com, the newly opened Craft Beer Co boats over 300 different bottled beers not to mention the 16 exclusive cask beers and largest selection of craft keg beer available in the UK. Find out more.

BrewDog Camden

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The 4th addition to the BrewDog pubs and the first in England. Continuing to spit in the face of the establishment with its clever marketing and excellent craft beers. Find out more

The Rake, Borough Market

Award winning speciality beer bar started life as a shop window for their Utobeer wholesale business before quickly became a stand-alone business. Find out more.

White Horse, Parson’s Green


As highlighted by Timeout, beer is a great leveller, the spread of customers defies the high class feel of the stunning pub. With 6-8 available cask ales and 135 bottle beers from around the world. Find out more.

Cask Pub & Kitchen


Located away from the trendier hot-spots of London in Pimlico, the sister of the Craft Beer Co. was one of the first pubs in the craft beer revolution. and has one countless awards for its superb selection of UK and world beers. Find out more.

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Benedict Adam

Trying to travel with the ethos of a backpacker, no matter of budget, whether I'm across the other side of the world or over the road.