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

Latest reviews from Tower Bridge

66 /100 206 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“Two quick halves before the Bermondsey Beer Mile. Opens early and is located close to the Tower Bridge and the northern section of the beer mile. Three cask ales and 14 craft beers on kegs, most of them from London breweries. Comfortable pub in wooden layout. Food options. Polite service. (Visited with Finn 19.10.2019).“
Rune 10 days ago
46 /100 196-198 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“Very convenient for a solid English breakfast before the start of the Bermondsey Beer Mile. The first railway arch, Southwalk brewery, is just a few minutes away. Medium sized street corner spoons in three section, traditional row of cask ales. Polite service. (Visit with Finn early on a Saturday morning 19.10.2019).“
Rune 10 days ago
58 /100 196-198 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“Typical ´spoons. Limited selection“
Finn 15 days ago
66 /100 206 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“Good-looking pub with an OK selection.“
Finn 25 days ago
68 /100 206 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“Very modern looking place near Tower Bridge, Selection of around 15 tpas and casks, a lot of room to eat and drink. Worth a visit if you're going to Tower Bridge.“
fantti 131 days ago
64 /100 206 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“Reasonable number of taps including 3 cask. Not the most exciting selection however. Wings weren't as good as what Brewdog serves in its own branded bars.“
Stuu666 394 days ago
52 /100 206 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“I have yet to have a good experience here and have been twice (most recently January, 2018). Either they forget you're there or they don't bring you what you ask for. On the plus side, they're open later than most bars around.“
WestCoastHawkeye 397 days ago
76 /100 206 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“Chain pub near Tower Bridge. Spacious enough inside, with lots of seating. Decent enough selection of craft beers, I particularly liked the 'paddle of the day' which was three halves of some decent and interesting beers (I had an Orbit sour, a Cloudwater IPA and a Vibrant Forest hefeweizen) Service was efficient and helpful with a decent range of choice bith on tap and canned/bottled. The food was decent pub fare. I had the chicken burger and fries which was tasty enough. A good location for food before embarking on the Bermondsey Beer Mile“
Mishnok 426 days ago
66 /100 206 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“Classic pub with a clean interieur. Taplist has a couple of interesting things, but is not too amazing. Quite a few bottles and cans too, decent selection. Above average burgers and fried stuff for food. Just around the corner of the Bermondsey mile, it was good to have lunch here before starting the trip.“
SinH4 429 days ago
80 /100 10 GAINSFORD STREET
“Good large pub near London Bridge and Bermondsey. Lots of local stuff on tap, numerous taps, good service. Food looked all right but I didn't try any. Decent local pub.“
DeanF 523 days ago
74 /100 206 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“Situated at the southern end of Tower Bridge the DH formula is replicated here. Reasonable selection on the taps plus bottle fridge. Popular with tourists. Worth popping in if wandering past“
Cheeseboard 614 days ago
80 /100 10 GAINSFORD STREET
“This place is in a back street 5 mins walk from the southern end of Tower Bridge. Smart place, inside and out. Friendly, chatty staff. Decent range of around 15 on cask & keg, usually including a good selection of beers from London. There is a bottle fridge and the food looks very nice, although I didn’t eat. Sport shown on TV if that is your thing, it’s not a rowdy pub though.“
Cheeseboard 614 days ago
80 /100 206 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“15/11/17. My second visit. T g e first time I dropped in, before I could start my beer I ort a phone call from a mate asking where I was so had to down it and scraper. So this second visit Was like a first visit as I actually took stuff in. Immediately much more lively than Dean Swift due to boisterous tourists. And a good range of beers. Would have stayed for more but was walking to Waterloo and had other pubs to check out. Great place.“
BeardedAvenger 726 days ago
68 /100 10 GAINSFORD STREET
“Visited 15/11/17. For me this pub has the decor I associate with an old pub that's going for a more modern crowd. Shabby chic but also slightly bare. It wasn't t overly busy for a lunchtime, but that may have just been the impression given by the quiet clientele. Spotted a couple of other blokes on their own who were clearly ticking. The choice if beers didn't overly excite me. London brewers but standard options. Having said that, would still drop in if in the area.“
BeardedAvenger 726 days ago
72 /100 10 GAINSFORD STREET
“Nice large place near Tower Bridge. Decent beer selection. Around 15 taps including some that shouldn't be there (a house beer in a British pub brewed in Belgium - WTF???) but also some really nice ones. Decent service and prices, really nice food.“
Skjonne 757 days ago
80 /100 10 GAINSFORD STREET
“A rustic place that you wouldn't check out unless you knew how good it is - but I'm glad we did it. Awesome pub food, a couple of casks, many locals frequenting this place, attentive service, and interesting beers on tap. Absolutely recommended to have some food and beer!“
SinH4 797 days ago
74 /100 206 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“The winning formula is repeated here with obvious success: crowded to the hilt on a January Saturday when I came in. It’s got a separate restaurant area which I don’t remember seeing before but fair enough, everybody’s gotta make money. The keg list is slightly less sexy than, say, the Hammersmith or Charlotte offerings as I remember, but there’s loadsa bottles if you like. Interesting pricing: the £5 for a flight of thirds seems to be available at all times, but the more expensive beers are excluded from the deal. Bottles more expensive than I remember at other locations. I had a great time here.“
jjsint 1040 days ago
74 /100 10 GAINSFORD STREET
“Visited on 26th August 2016. Back street craft beer and food emporium just a couple of minutes from Tower Bridge. Large single room downstairs and dining upstairs this is a well decorated relaxing venue. Good range of beer on Keg and cask. 3 from London brewing plus Burning Sky and a brand new Kernel APA on my visit. Beer quality and prices good and decent service. Like this place“
WingmanWillis 1174 days ago
76 /100 10 GAINSFORD STREET
“Absolutely the best beer selection in this area. Very updated beer menu. Friendly and helpful staff. Decent toilets. Solid bottle selection. Absolutely a recommendable place! Easy to find. 5 min walk from Tower Bridge. Not that big, can easily be very crowded.“
Cunningham 1184 days ago
58 /100 196-198 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“Just another big Spoon. Ok they have some decent beer, and often a tick or two. Very close to Tower bridge. But if you want some good beer….5 min walk around the corner to Dean Swift…“
Cunningham 1184 days ago
82 /100 206 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“After a long walk in some rare UK sunshine along the south bank from London Eye to Tower Bridge, a visit to the Draft House on arrival at Tower Bridge was most welcome. The range of taps and bottles is extensive, eclectic, and not as expensive as I’ve seen elsewhere. Service was good, the place has a semi-modern feel mixed with a 50’s diner feel in the restaurant area which serves decent selection of food with a Mexi Cali bias. My first visit. Will be back.“
Grumbo 1193 days ago
76 /100 28 HORSLEYDOWN LANE, TOWER BRIDGE
“A real throwback pub. Like travelling back in time. There’s no music, no TV. One barman, a real salty bloke. A real fireplace, with flames blazing on my Saturday afternoon visit, in March. Good range of Sam Smiths on the go. Various different rooms where you can split off to enjoy your drinks. Low prices. Sam Smiths isn’t really the most exciting brewery, but it’s worth checking this place out for the atmosphere.“
Leighton 1334 days ago
62 /100 10 GAINSFORD STREET
“Visited in 27th August 2015 - Good place near to the Tower Bridge. Cosy and modern place with friendly staff and nice english selection. Price was quiet expensive on tap (Beavertown Black Berry pint for £7.5). I didn’t try the food.“
sir__v 1405 days ago
84 /100 206 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“Basically on the bridge as soon as off the water, this spacious well luminous pub has a wide selection of craft kegs, including several sours from Northern Monk, Tiny Rebel, Chorlton. Focus is on UK craft. Interesting selection with some latest releases and possibility of thirds. Several ticks on my odd visit, ok value and food menù more interesting than most craft beer pubs in London. Will return when in the area.“
teorn88 1523 days ago
68 /100 10 GAINSFORD STREET
“10 minutes walk from the Tower of London across the Tower Bridge, this small traditional wooden pub offers a nice selection of circa 10 kegs and 10 casks. Selection is mostly UK craft and not necessairily obscure beers, but also brew (contract brew?) some own beers, so will always find a couple ticks. Don’t do thirds.“
teorn88 1523 days ago
58 /100 196-198 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“Situated a couple of minutes from the Southwark Brew Co. and a handy stop off if a rater is not thirsty enough after a morning sampling Bermondsey’s finest this place is handy. It’s not the best of Spoons, the beer list is poorly kept, not usually much on, the ambiance of the place isn’t great and to be honest it’s one of the worst examples of a Spoons I’ve been in. Don’t bother. Head round the corner to the Draft House or the Dean Swift instead“
WingmanWillis 1596 days ago
60 /100 196-198 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“Apparently the word “pommeler” means “one who pummels” and it’s associated with the leather trade (beating the leather I suppose) but it can also refer to a fencer who holds his or her sword in such a way as to make it appear longer. I offer this information (gleaned from a bit of googling) because I’m struggling to find much to say about the Pommelers Rest. It’s a typical Wetherspoon’s - light at the front, dark at the back, carpeted and with a few guest beers alongside the ‘spoon regulars. (Visited 18 June 2015)“
Boudicca 1596 days ago
66 /100 28 HORSLEYDOWN LANE, TOWER BRIDGE
“The Anchor Tap was originally the brewery tap for Courage, whose Anchor Brewhouse was opened in the late eighteenth century and closed in the latter part of the twentieth. The brewery sprawled over a large area and it’s been renovated and refurbished to accommodate flats, shops and bars although the area still retains a Dickensian feel. The Anchor Tap is now a Sam Smith’s pub and it’s like a time warp - a completely unspoilt warren of rooms, all with dark oak panelling, nicotine stained walls and chocolate brown ceilings. There are only two hand pumps but the beer was in excellent condition and it’s well worth a visit just to soak up the atmosphere even if, as when we were there, it’s as quiet as the grave. (Visited 18 June 2015).“
Boudicca 1597 days ago
70 /100 206 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“Quite a nice place in terms of the interior and it’s good to have a decent beer place in this part of the city. A good selection of beers can be found here and it’s well worth visiting if you’re in the area.“
SaintMatty 1604 days ago
80 /100 206 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“It’s a good place to visit if you are arround. Good service, good selection of beers, including some especial events like Australia or NZ beers evenings....i like it.“
Zizaya 1610 days ago
60 /100 206 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“Mostly some harder to find lagers on tap, anything in bottle is extortionate, and other taps seem a bit random and very overpriced. They have thirds available but I suspect this is because they’re so damn expensive! Alright pub but really wouldn’t go out of my way to go here, not really beer destination.“
Jimmythespoon 1612 days ago
70 /100 206 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“Decent modern pub with a reasonable beer range. Food is good and burgers and hot dogs are the offerings. Always pick up something new here. The beer is decent quality, staff are friendly. It’s not a world-beater but it’s handy at the end of the Bermondsey beer mile.“
WingmanWillis 1617 days ago
70 /100 10 GAINSFORD STREET
“Small, foody place, quite open plan and modern. Interesting enough beer range, quality as good.“
sic1314 1669 days ago
78 /100 206 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“Pretty nice, modern and airy pub, decent selection and quality, wouldn’t go out of way to visit, but if in the area worth a stop.“
sic1314 1669 days ago
66 /100 196-198 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“Small OK-ish Spoons. Can’t argue with the prices for the centre of London. Beer qulaity was OK.“
sic1314 1669 days ago
60 /100 206 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“Decent selection.“
Florya 1690 days ago
74 /100 28 HORSLEYDOWN LANE, TOWER BRIDGE
“WoW. I did not think places like this existed in central London any more. Lovely BROWN pub that seems to be unspoilt from ugly music and dozens of tv screens with sport. Small rooms to relax with your friends and enjoy your beer. Mostle Sam Smith ale. But that works really fine! The place is kind of hidden behind the main road to Tower Bride. No tourist (like me hehe)“
Cunningham 1701 days ago
74 /100 206 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“"Semi" large pub with a lot of open space. Located on a street corner close to Tower bridge. So it atracts a lot of tourists. Quite decent beer selection. Will surely visit this place again. But not any favorite pub.“
Cunningham 1701 days ago
84 /100 10 GAINSFORD STREET
“Nice, cosy pub, good selection in bottles.“
MrTipple 1712 days ago
74 /100 10 GAINSFORD STREET
“Visited on Saturday 03/01/15 around 3.30pm. Street corner local, pretty small and very much a gastropub, the place was pretty rammed even at a post lunch period and was full of folks chowing down. We stood around a pillar near the bar and got to work with our beers. 3 cask lines, 10 keg lines and a decent enough bottle list to boot. Beer choices were ok, decent range of styles on offer, service was prompt - plenty of bodies behind the bar. Overall a solid stop, 5 years ago I’d have come here regularly, in London 2015 I can’t see myself heading here unless I happended to be in the area but worth noting you can reach this venue in not much more than a 5 minute walk from the northern most Bermondsey railway arch brewery.“
Theydon_Bois 1770 days ago
64 /100 28 HORSLEYDOWN LANE, TOWER BRIDGE
“Visited around 3pm on Saturday 3rd January 2015. Trad old boozer in the typical Sam Smiths mould, a rabbit warren of rooms largely formed around a central bar, lots of wood and pretty dark. Old Joannah in the room at the rear where we camped out. Usual Sam Smiths range, OBB on cask, 3 or 4 kegs, half a dozen bottles which are not good vfm compared to the tap range - think upwards of £5 a bottle for shitty fruit beers etc! The place was pretty quiet but still a nice vibe, service prompt and friendly. Decent back street boozer of old and worth a look if in the area.“
Theydon_Bois 1771 days ago
66 /100 206 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“Visited around 2pm on Saturday 3rd January 2015. Medium sized street corner bar on the approach to Tower Bridge, with a separate dining room to the side/rear. Green leather corner sofas, mix of high and low seating, nice wall paper on the way to the loos ! The place was fairly busy, 3 out of 4 tables taken, but plenty of room for us to bag one for our group. Clientetle a mix of young urbanites mized in with ’bridge’ tourists. About 4 or 5 cask lines and a dozen keg lines and an OK bottle list, decent enough choices but based on this visit DH Charlotte has a better range. Service was prompt and friendly, quite a few staff behind the bar, no danger of waiting. Decent enough stop if in the area but no go to venue.“
Theydon_Bois 1771 days ago
44 /100 196-198 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“Visited around 2pm on Saturday 3rd January 2015. Medium sized spoons just off Tower Bridge and moderately busy with a few ’drinkers’ interspersed with tourists. The beer range was a little lacking by JDW standards, just 2 beers (available!) above and beyond the standard house cask stuff. The WJ King Festive had turned to vinegar - no excuse for serving this, cask mark acredited - means bollocks! Barkeep did replace it and turn the clip round so at least it was dealt with properly. Overall ... no need to stop here, poor range and badly kept - you’ve been warned!“
Theydon_Bois 1771 days ago
60 /100 28 HORSLEYDOWN LANE, TOWER BRIDGE
“Visited a few times over the years and most recently over the summer. Feels worn and tired which comes as no surprise considering the foot traffic that must pass through this pub. Friendly barman. Not far from Dean Swift and Draft House but could be a worthy stop on a crawl around Tower Bridge for a pint of stout.“
nate2g 1796 days ago
76 /100 28 HORSLEYDOWN LANE, TOWER BRIDGE
“Very nice pub very near to Tower Bridge. Samuel Smith’s beers are served over there and they are in very good price.“
Arek 1801 days ago
62 /100 10 GAINSFORD STREET
“Rating 62 Oct ’14. Revisited this side street pub just off Tower Bridge, not so friendly on this occasion and very few customers to boot. They appear to be trying for a more up market feel than previous. We will still go back, but not with quite the same enthusiasm.
Rating 70 Feb ’12. Really friendly pub off the main area around Tower Bridge. The staff were really happy and welcoming. There is a small range of well kept beers to try. A really pleasant pub to visit.“
imdownthepub 1846 days ago
78 /100 206 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“Rating 78 Oct ’14. With our latest visit the beer choice has improved on both Keg and Cask fronts, reflecting the increased buying power I suppose. There was a friendly atmosphere in there and the Staff were extremely helpful. An enjoyable visit.
Rating 63 Feb ’12. It looks a little dubious from the outside, but opens up inside to quite a comfortable area. Handily placed for Tower Bridge, it does seem to avoid the worst of the tourist hordes from what we could see. Intersting range of beer, if only on the keg side, the cask beers were a touch disappointing. A good place to visit and we would return.“
imdownthepub 1846 days ago
64 /100 206 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
“Went there on October 2011 for lunch after a visit to Kernel. The beer selection wasn’t what I see now on their website ! I will have to go back ! The food and service was good.“
Arcanor 1933 days ago