Mayfair Beer Guide: Your Mayfair guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Mayfair

60 /100
Selfridges & Co Ltd (Beer Store)
400 OXFORD STREET
“Been there for beer in the food hall a couple times, the selection was rather slender the second time. Still a few ticks each time.“
Sigmund 264 days ago
62 /100 5 BRUTON STREET
“Tudor style corner pub between New Bond Street and Berkeley Square. Has a welcoming traditional interior with the area around the bar at the front quite tight, but the building expands into a bigger room behind. I think this is currently a Greene King run pub, but it had several guest ales complimenting their own that pleased myself in terms of selection. It was well kept enough too.“
ManVsBeer 495 days ago
50 /100 3 STAFFORD STREET
“In the middle of a short row of buildings, opposite a Nicholson's pub, it shows live football the same as its closest neighbour. Traditional enough in design without being exciting, this can be said of its cask ales as well which were from the Greene King regulars selection as you might expect, and St Austell Tribute as a guest ale on my visit.“
ManVsBeer 506 days ago
54 /100 10 STAFFORD ST
“Twin floored Nicholson's pub with a bar on the ground floor as well as its slightly more appealing basement area. That said both bars seemed to be devoid of the usual set of brews and guests you get a Nicholson's pubs. This has to be the worst selection I've ever seen in a pub from this chain. London Pride was about it in cask! It was showing the live football but it was the quietest of the places I visited on the same night that was showing this broadcast.“
ManVsBeer 506 days ago
54 /100 8 DERING STREET
“Small Greene King corner pub with a bar against its back wall serving a mix of cask and keg from the brewer, although the selection itself was all regular brews from the brewers portfolio. This place was uncomfortably packed as it was showing Champions League football on its televisions. Traditional and cosy enough in design.“
ManVsBeer 506 days ago
54 /100
Grapes (Bar)
16 SHEPHERD MARKET
“Attractive corner pub in the Shepherd Market area north of Piccadilly, much more so than the Kings Arms close by, and the inside has more about it too. Sadly the selection is very ordinary despite a good row of cask ale pumps on show, all with an ale, but the local Trumans Zephyr was the most exotic brew available, and I'm sure Londoners see this regular ale all the time on travels.“
ManVsBeer 506 days ago
52 /100
Kings Arms (Restaurant)
2 SHEPHERD MARKET
“Greene King pub over two floors and shows live football, which mean't this place was packed to the rafters on Champions League semi-final night. An uncomfortable squeeze through the crowd revealed a mix of Greene King regulars such as Abbot and IPA, but there were two guest clips from Portobello brewery, albeit their regular brews and one had gone off. The design of the place is traditional but very ordinary with a durability in design.“
ManVsBeer 506 days ago
56 /100 11 AVERY ROW, MAYFAIR
“Down some alleyways on the western side of New Bond Street, which do give it an atmospheric location, inside it's quite an ordinary functional Fuller's pub with durable traditional furniture and a range of cask and keg options from the brewer on the bar to the right. I found their latest special ale here. The layout of the pub is like an inverted 'L'“
ManVsBeer 506 days ago
44 /100 41 FARM ST
“Despite living for London in 12 years previously, this is one of those backstreet pubs that I only know exists because of Ratebeer. On inspection though I didn't miss anything during those years. A pretty ordinary concern, traditional and cosy enough in design but certainly nothing to make a beeline for. There's three hand pumps here with the most regular of cask ales on them, and some keg too which you'll almost certainly have seen before.“
ManVsBeer 506 days ago
42 /100 16 DUKE STREET ST JAMES’S
“Tiny traditional pub south of Piccadilly on the way to St James' Palace. The pub has two entrances, at its front and along a side alleyway. The bar is a short one midway through the pub opposite the latter of the two doors mentioned, with very little room between the two. I'd imagine most people end up standing up here and in the alleyway at its busiest times, but there's a few tables on the carpeted area by the front window. There's three hand pumps here all with macro brews most people who have spent time in the UK would be familiar with.“
ManVsBeer 582 days ago
36 /100
Fortnum & Mason (Grocery Store)
181 PICADILLY
“Famously situated on Piccadilly, I found the beers downstairs on my visit, and they perhaps had the least care and attention in terms of presentation within the department store. It was all a bit slap-dash. There's a couple of ales brewed for the store though, whether they are rebrands I'm not sure, but if not then there's something unique to be found here.“
ManVsBeer 583 days ago
72 /100 11 AVERY ROW, MAYFAIR
“Pub tipico, con varias cervezas donde elegir, trato amable.“
fombe89 636 days ago
66 /100 4 DOVER STREET
“A Nicholson’s pub just off Piccadilly in Dover Street, opposite the Ritz. It’s quite small and can get crowded but it’s pleasant enough if you can find a seat. There are around eight hand pumps, with a strong showing from Siren when we were there. (Visited 13 November 2018).“
Boudicca 672 days ago
52 /100 3 STAFFORD STREET
“Visited 22.10.18. Small boozer with four ales on cask, including A bot Ale and Greene King IPA.“
Holmen2 698 days ago
64 /100 2 DUKE OF YORK STREET,
“Possibly came here in the early 2000's as my work offices were just around the corner, but definitely spent time in here in the summer of 2017, trying the one Fullers summer specials available at the bar, the rest of the selection were regular ones from the brewer of guest bottles. The cramped heritage decor is probably the best reason to come here though, in a couple of rooms either side of a small central bar.“
ManVsBeer 891 days ago
42 /100 8 DERING STREET
“Worn London pub with typical taps selection. The lady at the bar was pushy and rude. No reason to go back.“
weihenweizen 1182 days ago
64 /100
Selfridges & Co Ltd (Beer Store)
400 OXFORD STREET
“Harry Selfridges bar. I tried a hefeweizen I had not tried before. Nice place in the basement with pretty good service. They have half pints. There is an area with a few bottles outside the bar area before the escalator.“
weihenweizen 1184 days ago
62 /100 5 BRUTON STREET
“A tiny pub in the middle of London. Was perfectly located close to Victorias Secret so I was taken care of when the female part of the family was occupied for 2h. Hard to get a table but fast service. Decent selection on tap.“
TEJA 1207 days ago
78 /100
Selfridges & Co Ltd (Beer Store)
400 OXFORD STREET
“Big classy department store in London. Their food hall in the basement is actually quite good and has a lot of specialties, including a decent wine and beer selection.“
huineman 1264 days ago
48 /100 5 BRUTON STREET
“A nice enough pub with a decent selection of ales, but it doesn’t stand out in the crowd.“
Holmen1 1284 days ago
56 /100 8 DERING STREET
“Old pub hiding just off Oxford Street. Given the location a rather confused crowd of office workers, shoppers and tourists. Was Taylor Walker so now Greene King with the expected disappointing outcome for the beer selection. Only a couple of GK bitters and some sad macro craft on my visit. And prices were astonishingly high.“
JorgeLee 1359 days ago
62 /100
Grapes (Bar)
16 SHEPHERD MARKET
“Called Ye Grapes. Nice looking and historical pub, one of four pubs on Shepherd Market. Rotating selection of guest cask ales. Had Cottage Honey Bunny. Did not eat. Well worth a visit, as with the three other pubs.“
Sigmund 1424 days ago
58 /100
Kings Arms (Restaurant)
2 SHEPHERD MARKET
“Nice pub at Shepherd Market, with 3 other pubs in the vicinity: The Shepherds Tavern, No 7 Market Tavern and Ye Grapes. Had Greene King Oompah, a few other cask and keg ales were also on. Did not eat. Worth a visit.“
Sigmund 1424 days ago
46 /100
Kings Arms (Restaurant)
2 SHEPHERD MARKET
“Tucked away between Piccadilly and Curzon Street in nice Shepherd Market. Not far from our hotel. Ordered a round of pints and one sip later we were told they were about to close and therefore to leave. Rude staff .“
Bjarte1 1598 days ago
64 /100 41-43 MOUNT STREET LONDON
“Busy pub on Christmas Eve, in an area where good pubs are not abundant. Several cask ales on, the pint I had of Hardys and Hansons Rocking Rudolph was in good condition. The separate dining room on the 1st floor was closed when I was there.“
Sigmund 1730 days ago
40 /100 16 DUKE STREET ST JAMES’S
“A small, carpeted pub. Kind of cosy, but also a bit warm and steamy. Three casks on the go but, alas, nothing interesting, just stuff like Fullers London Pride and Brains. All the kegs and bottles are macro stuff. This place really isn’t worth your time. There are better options just a short walk away.“
Leighton 1736 days ago
52 /100 3 STAFFORD STREET
“A little dreary inside - low ceilings, a fruit machine. Four casks on offer, and to be fair they have some mildly interesting stuff, such as Hammerton, Portobello and Sadler’s. The kegs are mostly rubbish. The bottles offer some entry-level craft beers, including BrewDog, Sierra Nevada and Goose Island. A beer geek might be able to find something of interest on cask, but that’s about all this place has going for it.“
Leighton 1736 days ago
68 /100 2 DUKE OF YORK STREET,
“A lovely old-school pub, with lots of fetching ornate detailing. Lots of folks scattered around the pub enjoying pleasant conversation on a Friday night; no loud music over which to shout. Nice range of Fullers beers on cask, although no ’special’ beers from the brewery in bottle. BrewDog and Camden Town are in bottle, though. The kegs are mostly macro, besides the Fullers Frontier lager. The service is friendly. My beer was perhaps a little pricey, but it’s Mayfair.

Probably one of the better pubs in the immediate vicinity to grab a pint of ale.“
Leighton 1736 days ago
66 /100 10 STAFFORD ST
“An alright Nicholson’s. They have 10 casks going but there is some duplication. A few interesting offerings, including seasonals from Trumans. Cans of Firestone-Walker. Meantime and macro on keg. Decent service. The beer is a little pricey. Nice pub, has an upscale, old world vibe. Worth popping by if you are in the area.“
Leighton 1737 days ago
66 /100 4 DOVER STREET
“An OK Nicholson’s pub. Upscale vibe. Eight casks on the go, but two were off during my Friday evening visit. Some interesting kegs, including Tiny Rebel, Firestone-Walker and Meantime. Bottles are mostly macro with Roosters and BrewDog providing a small spark. Friendly and efficient service. OK value. One of the better pubs in the immediate vicinity, but not a must-visit.“
Leighton 1737 days ago
46 /100
Grapes (Bar)
16 SHEPHERD MARKET
“A pretty bog standard pub. Busy with local suits. Six casks but nothing interesting - Sharps, Fullers, Trumans. Keg and bottle offers nothing but macro. Not really much to offer a beer geek in here.“
Leighton 1737 days ago
54 /100
Kings Arms (Restaurant)
2 SHEPHERD MARKET
“So so. Has a neighbourhood pub kind of vibe, but the clientele seems to be mostly local business people. And they have TVs in here. Four casks on offer, but mostly third-tier stuff like Greene King. BrewDog, Meantime and Portobellow on keg. Bottles of Sierra Nevada and such. Friendly service, average prices. Not worth going out of your way to visit.“
Leighton 1737 days ago
58 /100 30 BRUTON PLACE
“A fairly ho hum place, beer-wise. It’s a Young’s pub, so that’s the only interesting stuff you’ll find on tap; they have around four casks. The usual rubbish on keg and in bottle. Hard to gauge the ambiance, since during my visit it was very busy and you could hardly move inside. So, I didn’t see the dining area, which I gather is a draw for this place. The cask ale I had was in good condition, so that’s something, I suppose. This place is definitely not a must-visit, but if you find yourself in this part of town, where the options are few, this place is an OK option. Of course, you could walk 10 minutes into Soho and have much better options, but there you go.“
Leighton 1745 days ago
70 /100 41-43 MOUNT STREET LONDON
“Nice, roomy pub in Mayfair. Quite a few casks, taps and bottles. Roomy and friendly.“
altonbrownd 1780 days ago
64 /100 6-8 MILL STREET
“A traditional British pub. The beer range is uninspiring, with only a handful of Youngs casks and some other stuff like Meantime, Camden and Aspall cider. This place does pretty well with the food, and they are quite proud of their pies. Decent value, average service. The location is very convenient - just a few minutes south of Oxford Circus by foot.

An OK place for a nice meal and a simple pint of ale, but not a must-visit venue by any stretch.“
Leighton 1914 days ago
58 /100
Smack Deli (Restaurant)
26 BINNEY STREET
“An interesting spot. The food here is great - it mostly revolves around lobster. Fresh, good value. Quick service, plenty of seating. Impressively, they serve good draft beer; on my visit they had two staple Siren beers (an IPA and an APA). They have a fairly sleek draft system in place, and they even offer the beers to take away in swing-tops. So, I am somewhat surprised by the lack of variety. It really wouldn’t be hard to add a few bottles, for example. Perhaps they will improve selection at some point. For now, this is just a good place to grab a meal and have a nice beer while you’re at it.“
Leighton 1971 days ago
66 /100 11 AVERY ROW, MAYFAIR
“A fairly typical nice enough Fullers pub, typical Mayfair suits crowd. Not the widest range of beers I’ve seen in a Fullers house. Fine.“
JorgeLee 2111 days ago
72 /100 11 AVERY ROW, MAYFAIR
“Nice business pub. Came in at 12 o’clock as it opens. Quickly filled op with people. Started with a Pride; the house hold beer. Clean stuff. Good wine list as well. Went for the taps.“
Japalo 2172 days ago
72 /100
Selfridges & Co Ltd (Beer Store)
400 OXFORD STREET
“A fridge of beer in the Selfridges food hall and also have some more different beers in the basement level in among all the wines. Not the largest selection ever, but they have a nice variety of London brewers and a decent international selection.“
jazar619 2240 days ago
56 /100 41-43 MOUNT STREET LONDON
“Decor is quite nice - red and brown theme. Busy place. Staff friendly. Four cask ales on. Soft music. Not interesting for a beer enthusiast.“
The_Osprey 2345 days ago
50 /100 41 FARM ST
“In a quiet part of central London. Inviting exterior. Lots of dark wood inside - quite nice surroundings. Friendly service. 3 cask ales. Something a little depressing about the atmosphere. Nice place, but not that interesting for a beer hunter.“
The_Osprey 2345 days ago
48 /100 30 BRUTON PLACE
“Visited a while ago, catching up on the rating. In a quiet part of town. Youngs on Cask, standard stuff on keg. Decent decor - was expecting something more interesting given the history.“
The_Osprey 2345 days ago
54 /100 10 STAFFORD ST
“5 cask ales, fairly modern despite the historical links, staff fairly friendly. Nothing too exciting for the beer geek.“
The_Osprey 2345 days ago
54 /100 300 OXFORD STREET
“A large John Lewis / Waitrose food hall, most easily accessed from the back entrance on Henrietta Place. They have about 80 bottles and there wasn’t anything much of interest when I popped in apart from a couple of beers from Wold Top and quite a large range from Bath Ales. The rest were things like Fullers and Wychwood which are easily found elsewhere. (Visited 11 March 2014).“
Boudicca 2382 days ago
72 /100 5 BRUTON STREET
“Really attractive and unique exterior, interior pretty nice too. Its a nice pub to visit after you’ve finished a spot of shopping. Pretty good selection of beers.“
Bjarte1 2469 days ago
48 /100 41-43 MOUNT STREET LONDON
“Not too bad, Punk IPA on draught. However, called time without doing last orders - cardinal sin!“
JonMoore 2488 days ago
38 /100 41-43 MOUNT STREET LONDON
“A worse than average Taylor Walker pub. There’s usually only Bombardier on cask. No rotating guests. This place is of no interest to travelling beer enthusiasts and should be scrubbed from the database.“
jackl 2508 days ago
60 /100 38 MADDOX ST
“A fine older building that is apparently over 300 years old, enclosed by the newer constructions around it. This Greene King pub thankfully is as traditional looking as the building and its a low-key place to enjoy a drink or two which is unusual given Oxford and Regent Street are very close by. There’s always ales here and the range is mostly from their own brewery.“
ManVsBeer 2509 days ago
64 /100 4 DOVER STREET
“Visited this place a number of times when I used to work on Sackville Street just up the road. This is a small pub but always busy in the week with suits from the various offices around here so it may be standing room only until the masses decide to finally head home. It’s also just off Piccadilly so the odd tourist will venture in here too although it feels more genuine than the tourist joints at the top end of Piccadilly.. It’s well decked out in a traditional style as you’d expect from a Nicholson pub and there’s a fine selection of real ales available too.“
ManVsBeer 2509 days ago
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