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80 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“I could have sworn that I'd have rated this place before however I guess I haven't been in here for a few years. I believe the establishment is one of the trendsetters for craft beer in London and, by default, the UK. When I first discovered craft beer and was looking for lambic ticks this was the place I came to - unfortunately I didn't ever rate these early ticks so they are not included on my Ratebeesr stats. Quite often use Victoria railway station for work so I have been here mid afternoon and found that it wasn't too busy but they never seem to lack for custom which cannot be a bad thing. My most recent visit was on a Thursday around 19:00 and the place was rammed. I ended up staying at the bar, at the far left so as not to be an obstruction. Pretty decent array of keg and pump. A couple of new brewries and I was pleased to have my first Torrside beers that were not from a bottle. Very good array in the fridges as as well but I didn't check the prices and two randomly selected US cans (Interboro and Evil Twin) came to £30 - and that's with the 33% takeout discount. So that's the main drawback here - some ridiculous prices. But people (it turns out, including me) pay them. Staff were helpful despite being busy - when I asked about some beers in the fridge he got the whole range out and talked me through them. As long as you accept the prices this is a great place - I've just been recently because newer more central places have opened.“
BeardedAvenger 208 days ago
88 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Cool modern pub with excellent selection of beer from cask and keg, plus plenty of bottles. Good service and prices. Nice ambiance, great place to spend an evening with good quality beers. Highly recommended.“
zvsn 309 days ago
90 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Finally made it here in my ratebeer reviewing days. Early evening on a bank holiday so pretty quiet (although there was a ridiculously sweet dog there). This place is kind of the elder statesman of the London craft beer scene as I understand it - same ownership as Craft Beer Co. but pre-dates them (and there are tons of stylistic and beer crossovers between those as well). Better bottle list, thinner keg list and broader cask list than you'll see at your average craft beer co location but the UK stuff (which is the overwhelming majority of the taps) is extraordinarily well-sourced. Agree with the broader RB community here - only better beer bar I've been to in London is the original Craft Beer Co (Clerkenwell) location. Superb. Did not try the food.“
WestCoastHawkeye 396 days ago
90 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“So last Saturday in the country began with a train to Paddington, then a walk through Hyde Park to CASK. This was a really nice bar with a good tap list, even better bottle list, and solid food menu. The bar itself is not large, but there are a number of tables around and it was not crowded on a Saturday afternoon. The tap list ranged from locals to BA stuff from European breweries to an eclectic selection of US taps. For some odd reason they had an IPA from Humble Sea on tap here as well. Bottles included US and Euro rarities, several Cantillon and a new 3F tick for me.“
bytemesis 421 days ago
88 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Nice spacious place, huge choice of beers both from UK and rest of the world. Quite nice choice of spirits as well. Suprisingly good food and staff that now what they selling for you.“
Kiebab 489 days ago
82 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Visited 10.01.19. A good selection of ales on keg and cask, all served without sparklers. All three cask ales I tasted were in good nick. Also a good selection of canned and bottled beer with a take-away option. Excellent service - on my visit I was offered a free pie as the kitchen closed. Large open room seating.“
Holmen2 623 days ago
88 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Really cool spot. Pretty wide open big seating area. Great friendly service. Food was super good. Great take away bottle list as well.“
rejtable 648 days ago
88 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Worth the trip down here. Nice blend of pub and bistro. Lots of cask & kegs, take away beers also an option. Did not eat, but food looked good.“
stevoj 663 days ago
80 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Typical british pub. Nice tap selection with couple of rare special beers. Also good hamburgers. Must visit for beer while in London.“
k0mpsa 750 days ago
92 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Primera cerveza del viaje! Agradable local, buena selección de cervezas tanto de barril como de botellas, trato agradable. Para repetir!“
fombe89 774 days ago
58 /100 14 BELGRAVE ROAD
“Corner pub on the back south side of Victoria station, just across the tracks from the bus station. It's a nice enough Nicholson's pub with the usual selections for this chain. There's better pubs but maybe this one might prove convenient to some using the local transport connections and hubs.“
ManVsBeer 897 days ago
76 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“About a 10-minute walk from Victoria, so pretty convenient and central. Good selection of both taps and casks, available in 1/3, 1/2 and full pints - no flights. Decent bottle selection too, and they offer 33% off for take-away bottles. Friendly service. One of the better stops in London. Worth visiting.“
mcberko 904 days ago
82 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Always a stopping off point when I'm in London before getting the dreaded megabus back to Aberdeen. The selection and quality of the beers always gets me coming back, usually discovering something new! Can often be busy but always managed to get a seat when I've visited. Kegs can be pricy but probably not too bad considering the area. Would like to see more London beers on tap but only a slight niggle!“
joetownpunk 906 days ago
76 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Visited on January 2018. Only costumer in a tuesday morning (12A.M.). Local casks and a couple of fridges with an interesting bottle selection. Next one please!“
Taboada 931 days ago
78 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“One of oddest locations for a craft bar ever- just there, buried beneath a Lego-like red brick residential block. Visited midweek last time and it was tumbleweed, on this occasion lunchtime Friday buzzing. But no problems getting a seat. Rag tag clientele of lunching city types, solo chick with a novel, beards, tourists, Jeff Lynne, 9 month old babies eating beer mats, longer beards, locals, hipster in ill advised pink skinny jeans, chick with trainers in a bedspread, Gandalf, septuagenarians, me and Mama. Good humming vibe like a proper local. Engaging cisterns. Shelves of Westvleteren. Dank warm casks, mostly northern. Some wild prices for the stuff in the chillers, but some of it rare and if money is such throwaway stuff for some they can/will pay, why not? Staff bending over backwards to be helpful and lovely. Immaculate, very happy chicken burgers. Top place. Only the ordinariness of the ales let it down.“
DruncanVeasey 966 days ago
84 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Finally Cask Pub & Kitchen, visited after Beavertown Extravaganza with rest of the Croatian crew. Located in quite calm neighborhood, far from the city buzz. Large room, not too modern or too classic interior. Good selection of both taps and bottles, had no problem finding some interesting beers. Well worth visiting.“
Iznogud 1022 days ago
84 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Still world class. Even my burger was top notch.“
Finn 1059 days ago
86 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Pub with nice local cask beers and a lot of bottles (both english and international crafts, some really interesting ones). Friendly and helpful staff. Food was good too.“
BRW 1069 days ago
92 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Easy to find, this place seems to have hit a right combo of everything. Old school vibe, traditional band actually playing when I visited, lively but not too full. Quite a big cask collection but also plenty of taps. Selection is UK forward on draft but hits the whole spectrum from classical producers to modern ones, Dark Star to Wild beer. Fair prices on keg and cask. Lots of modern stuff in bottles like Bruery Mellange 3 & some Lost Abbey, prices there are so steep (+/- £50 & £30 respectively) but this is also London. Classical food seemed available. Modern furniture, some okay space but old school feel. Overall large selection, cask beer that I had tasted amazing, great taps, live band added lots of atmosphere. Really great stuff, best place that I visited during this trip. Second favourite in London so far I would say.“
77ships 1103 days ago
88 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Large one room pub around 10 mins walk from Victoria station. Great selection of cask & keg. Always a Kernel beer on. Nice selection of bottles in the fridge too. Staff are friendly. Some of the beers are a little pricey but it is central London.“
Cheeseboard 1109 days ago
88 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“BA Bibble belt on tap for example, several black albert vintage 2015 bottles, 3f golden ml etc.....“
klm1 1113 days ago
78 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Nice updated pub. Service better than average for London, but less than average for US. Best tap, cask, and bottle selection I saw in London. My bacon cheese burger and chips were very good.“
weihenweizen 1189 days ago
50 /100
Gallery (Bar)
1 LUPUS STREET
“Corner pub of the traditional ilk on the opposite side of the road to Pimlico Tube Station. It was pretty quiet in here when I visited, but it was a Monday afternoon. The disappointing beer selection might have something to do with it too. Although it sports 5 cask ales at the bar which is against the rear of its side wall, they are all the ones you see all the time, everywhere up and down the country courtesy of our most prominent UK breweries.“
ManVsBeer 1207 days ago
60 /100
Oddbins Pimlico (Beer Store)
2 DENBIGH STREET
“Visited in 2015, when it had lots of London brewers bottles available.“
ManVsBeer 1221 days ago
90 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Super place, best in London so far. Fairly large but busy place with great tap and bottle selection, including international. The later can be pretty expensive though. Good burgers.“
Gerbeer 1321 days ago
82 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Visited for the first time last August while renewing my passport at the nearby passport office, can certainly recommend this place as a stopover while you utilise the same day service before picking it up :) On our visit it was baking hot outside, but when we arrived here was glad to come in to a well air conditioned venue to cool off, and enjoy a refreshing beer. Was pretty quiet for a afternoon week day as to be expected. Good service and really solid selection across tap and cask, had a lovely Kernel beer of keg which went down a treat, they had some Tiny Rebel on and also tried a selection beers from across the UK from brewers I had not heard of or tried before, so certainly not only London focused (on our visit at least) overall this is a quality spot and well worth seeking out.“
Desverger 1339 days ago
86 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Modern craft beer pub. Very nice selection - cask, keg and bottles. Good quality beers. Helpful service. A bit higher prices, but worth it.“
mithe 1360 days ago
86 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Lovely, modern pub just outside the city center. I was there on an thursday evening and it was quite loud and crowded. Still really cosy, with enough tables.

I tried two different burgers, both were really delicious, as were the self made fries. Definitely recommended!

The beer selection was really good, lots of interesting local breweries from cask and keg. Bottle selection is also interesting and they offer an discount for take away. Staff was helpful.

Overall as good as expected, very good local beer and even better burgers. Among my favourite places I’ve visited in London!“
Saeglopur 1422 days ago
78 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“A very big pub in a decent London neighbourhood. Lots of local and imported beers both on tap and plenty more in bottles. Good advice from the barmen, was quiet on a weekday afternoon when I visited. Great stop whilst beer hunting in London. Some snacks on the board but I didn’t try them.“
DeanF 1442 days ago
92 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“ma che bel pub. personale cordiale selezione birre al top consigliato a tutti i viaggiatori“
mennypub27 1500 days ago
70 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Popular casual sit-down place in a less touristic part of central London. Good variety of mostly British ales, cask and keg, trad and modern. A bit corporate and generic feeling. Friendly, helpful bar staff. That said this place is way overrated. Lots of places in town have good beer lists. Tap list is not updated (I was there at opening and half the listed beers were out). I was surprised by how bad the food was. Institutional cafeteria bad. The folks at a table near mine laughed out loud when their food arrived. For a place with kitchen in the name, they could crack a few cookbooks.“
imthebest 1542 days ago
62 /100
Oddbins Pimlico (Beer Store)
2 DENBIGH STREET
“This outpost of the Oddbins off-license chain is equidistant between Victoria and Pimlico stations. If you walk to Victoria from Cask Pub & Kitchen you walk straight past it. Focus has always been on wine and spirits; however they have upped their beer game over the years. They now have about 50ish bottles/cans from mostly London area breweries – Beavertown, Pressure Drop, Moncada and a bit further afield from Siren. Not chock full of new beers, but they offer some solid beverages for your train journey home. Worth nipping past for sure.“
Scopey 1555 days ago
72 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Worth the visit, but not at all impressed, and this is a good way down on my list of top craft beer/gastropubs. Selection of bottles, cask and keg were impressing (really enjoyed the cask line), but running out of some of the announced kegs of the day before 16 o’clock is not good. Quite puzzled also by announcing a Berliner weisse as a Hefe weisse on the beer menu, and the bartender’s struggle to fill each glass exactly to the 1/2 pint line turned really comical in the end. Charming mix of guests with a good representation of locals at all ages.“
midjo 1562 days ago
80 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“This is my local, cask selection is always excellent, keg selection normally fairly decent, bottle selection is also very good. Can get v busy and noisy in the evening during the week, weekends are normally quieter.“
PhilFW 1622 days ago
62 /100
Gallery (Bar)
1 LUPUS STREET
“Basically visited here since I needed a mens room between Pimlico and Cask Pub & Kitchen. Traditional english pub with 10-12 casks. Did not check for any bottles. Got myself a new beer and enjoyed my stay on an early friday afternoon.“
rlgk 1670 days ago
88 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“For my money, this is the go-to place in London. Love the location and focus on real ale. They always have an excellent selection on tap/cask and in bottles. Fair prices; especially on take-away bottles. Delicious burgers! Generally knowledgeable staff and an eclectic neighborhood clientele. Always a must when I’m in the city.“
nbutler11 1792 days ago
90 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Great craft beer place, fantastic selection, pricey, but hey, it’s good and difficult-to-get stuff, lots of exotic foreign craft too. Food is burgers only which are nice. Probably my favourite London craft beer place. Service is unfortunately very patchy, certain guys are beyond clueless and rude, others are really helpful.“
MrTipple 1812 days ago
76 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Good location and selection. I’ll make the same complaint for each entry in this chain - no thirds. Stuck paying high prices for a half of a 10+% beer“
Stuu666 1815 days ago
78 /100 6 CHARLWOOD STREET
“Medium sized modern place just a couple of blocks from the Pimlico tube station. I was literally the only person there at 3 on a Thursdya fetrnoon, so I had two bartenders to myself. That’s good, but it makes it hard to judge atmosphere. The beer list is large, though not as large as Craft Clerkenwell, and perhaps that’s an unfair comparison. On the downside, the gents loo was very smelly, so points off for that. I need to come back in the evening I think.“
Travlr 1821 days ago