Kernel Brewery | Bermondsey, Greater London
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Kernel Brewery
World Class based on 75 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

Arch 11, Dockley Road Industrial Estate
Bermondsey, Greater London England SE16 3SF [ print map ]
07757 552636

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Hours: 9am - 2pm Saturdays only


Mayor: Leighton (60) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 10


Kernel Brewery

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Beer Available At Kernel Brewery (arranged by most recent)
The Kernel India Pale Ale Amarillo Citra Summit 97, The Kernel London Sour (2.3%) 79, The Kernel Pale Ale Polaris Apollo Columbus 92, The Kernel Pale Ale Centennial Amarillo , The Kernel India Pale Ale Columbus US 366 81, The Kernel Pale Ale Amarillo US 366 77, The Kernel Pale Ale Citra Galaxy 95, The Kernel India Pale Ale Citra Centennial 94, The Kernel Pale Ale Mosaic Zeus , The Kernel Table Beer 95, The Kernel Pale Ale (Red Wine Barrel Aged) 89, The Kernel Pale Ale Centennial Mosaic US 366 88, The Kernel Biere de Table Oak Aged Saison 84, The Kernel Pale Ale Chinook Amarillo 83, The Kernel India Pale Ale Cascade Chinook 80, The Kernel Pale Ale Mosaic Chinook 96, The Kernel Pale Ale Citra Cascade 87, The Kernel Export India Porter Columbus 92, The Kernel India Pale Ale Simcoe 98, The Kernel Pale Ale Citra Simcoe 79
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75 reviews for Kernel Brewery
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  85%
 Selection  80%
 Food  70%
 Value  86%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  96%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Travlr  (1453) Washington, Washington DC | August 7, 2011| Updated April 27, 2014
Probably the most unlikely place for a brewery that Iíve ever seen. But whatís inside that railway arch is a real gem, a brewery that defies all local traditions and brews the best beers that I have tasted in the UK. Definitely worth going well our your way to find this place, and their beers.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Boudicca  (657) London, England | January 8, 2012
Great beers, great meats and great cheeses Ė a must visit place! The Kernel brewery is quite new on the London beer scene but itís certainly made its mark as its produce is consistently good. Iíve never had a Kernel beer that I didnít like and Iíve liked most of them very much indeed. Every Saturday they set up stall at the front of the brewery, which shares space under a couple of railway arches in Bermondsey with a cheese maker and a charcuterie. There are tables outside in a cobbled alleyway and thereís always something new to try. Itís perhaps not the most picturesque setting but itís certainly convivial and interesting. (Visited 5 November 2011).
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois  (605) The íSham, England | April 12, 2013| Updated April 15, 2014
Although I have popped by many a time to pick up bottles in the week, Easter Saturday 30/03/13 witnessed my first visit to the Kernel on a normal public day - weird lots of people around! Kernel takes up 2 large arches the back half of both are taken up by brewing kit whilst the front half of one becomes the shop front, whatever bottles theyíve produced in the last 3 or 4 weeks (ususally 10 or so) plus 4 taps which on my visit were serving at least one beer that had yet to be bottled. Service is friendly and efficient a good 4 or 5 people mucking in behind the bar. Discount available for 12 bottle purchase (excluding the strong 8%+ stuff). £29 for a pick and mix 12 pack. At the front half of the other arch is the drinking area, large beer garden style wooden benches which soon filled up. We arrived just after 10.30 and by the time we left at 11.30 the place was filling right up! There is a toliet available. The quickest public transport option from central London is to take the Jubilee line to Bermondsey then a 7 or 8 minute walk. Partizan is about a 10 minute walk from Kernel and you can loop back to Bermondsey Jubilee Line from Partizan in around 10 minutes also.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton  (574) London, England | December 13, 2010| Updated November 26, 2012
I have visited the brewery once with my friend. We walked ten minutes, through a driving rain, from Borough Market to get here and it was worth every step. As there are a limited number of outlets to buy Kernel beers, a visit to the source is a guaranteed way to get some. When we got there, the brewerís apprentice gave us a tour of the facilities and spent a good 20 minutes talking with us about the beers, the brewery, Vermont, skiing and even some other stuff. The facility is tiny and there isnít much to see, but anyone who has tried a Kernel beer will understand that in this case size doesnít matter. During this visit we tried a Centennial Pale Ale that was debuting that day and bought four bottles to take home. In the same building as the brewery there is a cheese-maker and a meat vendor, each selling food of the highest quality. The Kernel is without a doubt one of the best breweries in London - and, indeed, England - so for any serious beer fan a visit is mandatoy.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Fin  (535) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | September 16, 2012
Have visited both this (the new location) and the old location many, many times, in fact any visit to London is not complete without a visit here. I have to say on the two visits here I still slightly prefer the old location, though I guess this place is much bigger, the crowd are pretty much the same old regular faces and the staff as friendly and helpful as ever and there is far more seating here, I suppose its just a case of getting used to somewhere new. The beers are almost always excellent and everytime you visit you will be certain to get a selection of new beers in fact even if you went every week I think this is pretty much guaranteed. Whilst it is further out east than the old site it is still easy to get to or you can get very close by Tube (Bermondsey) or bus, Jamaica Rd I guess. Great place!
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub  (452) 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 looís so plan ahead.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty  (443) Kyoto, Japan | August 17, 2013
Great place to drink Kernel beers. Pretty decent choice ofmtheir stuff. A bit cramped seating, and not particularly comfortable, but the scene is somewhat compelling.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Scopey  (387) Croydon, England | March 18, 2011
I have visited on many a Saturday morning following a coffee at Monmouth. The Kernel Brewery is located away from the crowds, underneath some railway arches. When you arrive you find a cool beer stall located next to some purveyors of fine meats and cheeses. The Kernel beers are top quality, decent value and always fresh. You can check on the website to see which beers will be on sale on the Saturday. Evin or the assistant are always more than happy to chat about the beers and let you taste anything/everything before purchase. It is definitely worth the short detour from Borough market on a Saturday to visit this gem.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Brugmansia  (380) Jylland, Denmark | April 18, 2013
Visited several times, and this place is not a typical brewery tap, but I simply love coming by. Always very busy ( only open saturday!! ). Has itīs own cosy and very nice relaxed atmosphere, the staff is always very friendly and helpfull. They have a few of the beers on tap, and a lot of bottles, and all Kernel beers, nothing else :-).. They donīt do food, but you are more than welcome to bring your own, and there are lots of small shops close by , where you can buy breed, cheeses, meat or what you fancy to have. Great place, easy to get to, DONT MISS IT :-).. I know for sure I will be back :-)
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Rune  (370) TromsÝ, Norway | November 15, 2012
The microbrewery with its drink-in option is located under the railway arches in the south eastern part of London together with other small-scale producers of goodies like cheese, pies and other home-made dishes. These can be brought and consumed in the drinking area of the brewery. During our Saturday visit there were four great ales from tap and lots of bottles to drink-in or to take away. Quite a charming place and area. The drinking part looks like a German beer hall, and we spent a good drinking time here with other ratebeerians like Fin and Harrisoni. In the cold season you are advised to bring warm clothes - it is freezing cold in the drinking area. We shared nine beers and bought quite a few bottles to take home. Ok service. About 20minutes walk from Tower Bridge (visited, 03.11.2012).

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