Kernel Brewery | Bermondsey, Greater London
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Kernel Brewery
World Class based on 79 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

Arch 11, Dockley Road Industrial Estate
Bermondsey, Greater London England SE16 3SF [ print map ]
020 7231 4516

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Hours: 9am - 2pm Saturdays only


Mayor: Leighton (59) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 10


Kernel Brewery

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Beer Available At Kernel Brewery (arranged by most recent)
The Kernel India Pale Ale Simcoe Citra US 366 97, The Kernel India Pale Ale Ella Citra Apollo Simcoe , The Kernel Table Beer 95, The Kernel India Pale Ale Citra Chinook 99, The Kernel Pale Ale Amarillo Cascade 90, The Kernel Pale Ale Cascade Amarillo Ella , The Kernel India Pale Ale Columbus US 366 92, The Kernel India Pale Ale Chinook Simcoe 86, The Kernel Pale Ale Citra Ella Centennial , The Kernel London Sour Raspberry 96, The Kernel Pale Ale 4C 94, The Kernel India Pale Ale Citra Simcoe 96, The Kernel Pale Ale Cascade Chinook Zeus 87, The Kernel Barrel Aged Stout (Glen Spey and Strathmill) 98, The Kernel India Pale Ale Mosaic 99, The Kernel India Pale Ale Double 4C 85, The Kernel India Pale Ale 4C 98, The Kernel India Pale Ale Chinook Simcoe Zeus 94, The Kernel Bière de Table Oak Aged Saison - BA Red Burgundy 61, The Kernel Imperial Brown Stout (Glen Spey Barrel Aged) 99
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79 reviews for Kernel Brewery
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  84%
 Selection  80%
 Food  70%
 Value  86%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  96%
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68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub  (499) Banbury, England | April 29, 2014
One of many factory units under railway arches in Bermondsey. This used to be a no-go area and now it is a cosmopolitan walk about. The brewery is only open for drinkers on a Saturday, so planning has to take place. We found it slightly tricky to find but once there you find a row of trestle tables where it is best to share space, making it a good place to meet people. It has a cold feel, it is a very open area. The beer, and after all this is why you are here, is split between the Kernels many bottles to the front and a few kegged taps at the back. It has a good buzz on a sunny lunchtime but does get packed. There are just 2 loo’s so plan ahead.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
deeblo  (68) London, England | April 27, 2014
The best brewery in London and a must visit for anyone in town on a Saturday. Usually around 15 or so fresh Kernel beers available across a bunch of different styles with an occasional brewery-only beer. The prices are cheaper than you’ll find Kernel beers anywhere else. The staff here are great. Very friendly and knowledgeable about their beers. The brewers are usually around and happy to chat. It can get pretty crowded around midday especially when the weather is nice. I really wish it was open more frequently.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101  (172) Quebec | April 8, 2014
Large “garage” under the train line in an industrial area. Large tables and enough place for everybody to sit. Clean. Good ambiance. Friendly atmosphere. Staff is also very friendly and efficient. They definitely know their products. Selection is “only” The Kernel beer, but their beers are awesome so what more can you ask? Good tap and bottle selection. Bottles can be bought “to go” or to drink on premise. There’s no food per se, but the garage just beside is selling food (cheese and delicatessen) and it looked – and smelled - pretty tasty. You won’t find better prices for The Kernel beers anywhere else. My favorite beer place in London because of the quality of the products and the atmosphere. It’s only open on Saturday so don’t miss it. And you can continue your beer run to Partizan, Brew by Numbers and Anspach & Hobday who are all within walking distance (all within 10-15 minutes).
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
purc  (25) , Poland | March 22, 2014
Beers are so wonderfully fresh, much , much better than what gets to pubs later in bottles.. Fantastic Mosaic IPA is my favourite. Great ambience, very nice people behind the bar. my favourite place in UK and in Europe, too.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer  (121) London, England | March 16, 2014
That place seems to be falling victim of its own success. Super crammed, and long wait to be served.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
INDASTRIA  (34) Berlin & Rome, Germany | February 7, 2014
Must visit, period.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
AndySnow  (175) Stockholm, Sweden | January 20, 2014
Small place in an industry area inside a railway arch. The pub is inside the storage room, the taps mounted on a pallet, another one taking the role of the serving area. Five taps that are cold, more bottles that are warm.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
gunnar  (346) Sandnes, Norway | January 17, 2014
If you are a saturday in London, this is a must. Go for the beers, fresh on tap and then a good bottle selection to pick your takeaways. Recommended to go early on a saturday, can be crowded in the afternoon.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87  (103) , Wales | December 24, 2013| Updated January 25, 2014
It’s worth coming down here to pick up some great beers pretty cheap. The prices are maybe slightly cheaper than if you get the beers from the shop. As far as I am aware, some of the bottled barrel aged stuff is only available from the brewery itself. It’s nice to browse some of the local shops too - you can get a good coffee around here. The level of service varies - I’ve had very good and pretty indifferent experiences of talking to the staff.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
PaulUnwin  (117) Pinellas Park, Florida | November 22, 2013
Loved it, went for a tasting there on the 9th November with some London Ratebeer friends, quality beer, you cannot get beer in the brewery but on the same little Ind Est there are a couple of places that sell food, I will definitely get back there when I can!!

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