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

Latest reviews from Peckham Rye

60 /100 187 RYE LANE
“A dozen or so units south of John The Unicorn, this bar is where old arcade machines go to live again. The long corridor to the back room has a line of them and when the room does open out there's more dotted around the place, with the odd place to sit too! The small bar against the back wall is keg ale focused with the local 'Brick' brewery given the lion share of these.“
ManVsBeer 1538 days ago
60 /100 157-159 RYE LANE
“On the main Rye Lane south of the tracks, this place prides itself on being an inclusive for all bar, with a late night feel to proceedings, but busy enough at 8pm on a Saturday evening when I was in. There's a large space at the front with the three sided bar behind this, and seating mainly up and down the sides of the room that extends back beyond the service area. There's a good row of cask ales here with local microbreweries represented, and some keg options too.“
ManVsBeer 1538 days ago
70 /100 BLENHEIM GROVE
“In the first railway arch in use after the units end on the south side of the railway at Peckham Rye, there's a drinking yard to walk through with cover and heat lamps with the bar immediately on your right after you get into the arch. The set-up looks well established so there's nothing hotch-potch about this tap room, with plenty of Brick options and some guests too, available in third measures if you wish.“
ManVsBeer 1538 days ago
52 /100
Honest Burgers (Restaurant)
12-16 BLENHEIM GROVE
“Small burger restaurant at the end of the row of shops flanking the south side of Peckham Rye Station. A large central service area ensures only small tables and chairs can be placed around the exterior walls but it works well enough and was popular on the Saturday night I visited. There's not much on offer drinks-wise to compliment your food, with two keg taps with a crafted brew on one and a cider on the other, with a few craft cans to back this up. It's a shame you can't bring your 'Brick' beer from next door in here.“
ManVsBeer 1538 days ago
78 /100
Hop Burns & Black (Beer Store)
38 EAST DULWICH ROAD
“Review for the online store. Pretty decent selection - some of the UK beers here are in limited supply/simply can't be found on other online botte shops. The website isn't the best in terms of design and user-friendliness. I made a small order (under £75) so I had to pay for delivery, which is around £8. This is the option available, which is called "next day (overnight) delivery". I ordered at around 2 pm on Wednesday and my box was delivered at around 5 pm on Friday, so not exactly next day, but still pretty fast. I like how they included a little hand-written note in the box. Nice touch. I would very likely visit their bricks and mortar store in London.“
YantarCoast 1586 days ago
86 /100
Hop Burns & Black (Beer Store)
38 EAST DULWICH ROAD
“Крутой сайт по пивасам, в самом магазину ничего сказать не могу. Выбор отличный, много кисляков из Бельгии и вообще редких сортов. Также хорошо Скандинавия там ну и конечно крафт из Англии.“
biilz 1623 days ago
78 /100 BLENHEIM GROVE
“Understandably crowded to the gills on my early Friday evening visit. The Brick Brewery's taproom has so many elements right in their taproom. 12 of their own beers on tap plus cans and bottles, and a couple of guests from Thornbridge and Tempest. However service is efficient but borders on brusque, there are too many sessionable beers, pricing is a bit high for some beers and there's no damn place to sit. I love the sours I've had from Brick, but their pales are pretty special too, so this place is well worth checking out, bordering on a destination.“
jjsint 1712 days ago
74 /100 129 QUEENS ROAD
“Ooooh, I do like this place. It's dingy and small but the ambience and service turn it into a cosy rather than a crowded feel. Not a massive beer list, but certainly a respectable one: 3 cask beers, 9 keg, with two ciders. By The Horns, Orbit, Siren and Fourpure are the main breweries represented. A decent looking bottle fridge behind the bar as well. Last bar of the evening, and not one I want to leave.“
jjsint 1712 days ago
66 /100 187 RYE LANE
“I'm in agreement with Leighton: this is a fairly grungy bar & it isn't a place for ticks. The games are a bit pedestrian as well, although I got stuck into some Donkey Kong. The beers are decent but mostly stuff you'll have had before (Beavertown, Brick, Brixton). It's in spitting distance of the Brick taproom, so by all means check it out, just don't make that special trip out for it.“
jjsint 1712 days ago
72 /100 157-159 RYE LANE
“Vibrant, whimsical LGBTQ-friendly bar on Rye Lane. It isn't a beer pub per se although there are a few good brews to be had. Four casks and a handful of keg (although I'd only call four of these 'craft'). London-centric with slightly smaller breweries such as Orbit and Belleville. A nice place to be, although it's not a destination it's close enough to Brick taproom to stop by. It's on the expensive side for the area.“
jjsint 1712 days ago
82 /100
Hop Burns & Black (Beer Store)
38 EAST DULWICH ROAD
“I can see why people rave about this place. I didn't see so much vinyl but there's an amazing selection of craft beer and hot sauce. Their beers are arranged more or less by country (or region in the case of the UK) with some great bargains to be had. Most of the beers are unchilled but there's a fridge to take away or drink in. They also have growlers, but it looks as though the draught beer is takeaway only. Highly recommended if you are in Peckham.“
jjsint 1712 days ago
78 /100
Hop Burns & Black (Beer Store)
38 EAST DULWICH ROAD
“This review is for the online store. The site is not the easiest to navigate, as breweries they do not have any beers from are displayed along with the ones they actually have beer from. Makes for quite some wasted searching. Otherwise the site is good. Shipping was fast and packing was solid. Really good selection of mostly UK beers including some breweries that are not widely distributed.“
Rasmus40 1772 days ago
90 /100
Hop Burns & Black (Beer Store)
38 EAST DULWICH ROAD
“Rating is for the online shop. Great source for UK brews, good selection. None of the beers were past bbd - safe packing, very fast delivery - ordered on Thursday - DHL box arrived the next Monday in South Germany.“
Mister_Li 1933 days ago
62 /100
General Store (Grocery Store)
174 BELLENDEN ROAD,
“Between East Dulwich and Peckham Rye there's a boutique-y very 'up-and-coming' street called Bellenden Road. The General Store is one of those new high end hipster-ish gourmet food stores with an amazing range of Pedlar breads from Bermondsey, cheeses, pickles, Bray pork pies, St John bakery eccles cakes and beers. when I went in all they had were Kernel but it was a good range and very fresh. If you are in the area go for the pork pies.“
EdKing 2340 days ago
96 /100
Hop Burns & Black (Beer Store)
38 EAST DULWICH ROAD
“Great bottle shop selling beers, hot sauce & vinyl, hence the name. Bottles & cans from the fridges can be drank in-store or on the patio area out-front. Growler station serving 4 beers for takeaway only on my visit. Plenty of the beers are in fridges, which gets a tick from me. Beer selection is interesting & varied. A good selecton of beers from the best breweries in London & around the UK. In addition there is a great selection from Europe / USA / New Zealand so all bases covered. Easily one of London’s best beer shops. I have ordered online from here too, the service was spot on.“
Cheeseboard 2360 days ago
74 /100
Hope (Bar)
3 MELON ROAD
“Visited on 27th July 2017. Large pub around 10 mins walk from Peckham Rye. It’s quite an odd shape and seems to be 3 or 4 rooms at different levels joined together. There’s also a patio area. Decor is pretty nice as with most Antic pubs, bit of beer memorabilia on the walls amidst a decent traditional feel to the place. Beer range was pretty good with a solid mix of cask and keg beers, picked up a new London rate here. Service and prices decent enough. A decent addition to the Peckham area.“
WingmanWillis 2400 days ago
86 /100
Hop Burns & Black (Beer Store)
38 EAST DULWICH ROAD
“Great little bottle shop. A must stop for the weekend :)“
Doodliciousness 2404 days ago
62 /100
Honest Burgers (Restaurant)
12-16 BLENHEIM GROVE
“This isn’t a beer destination as such. But if you’re in the mood for a good burger and a nice craft beer to accompany it, this is a great option for the area. Friendly service, average prices.“
Leighton 2410 days ago
62 /100 187 RYE LANE
“Not impressed. First of all, there’s a smoker’s den in the front, which you pretty much have to walk through to enter the bar. Inside, it smells of old cigarettes. Reminded me of shitty restaurants in the US in the ’90s. The beer range is not that impressive. A few staple craft beers, but nothing exciting. Yes, there are video games. Unless you’re a gamer who smokes or doesn’t mind smoke, this place is probably a skip. Not really worth it for the beer alone.“
Leighton 2410 days ago
80 /100 133 COPELAND ROAD, ROOF D, COPELAND PARK AND BUSSEY BUILDING
“Pretty cool rooftop bar. Excellent range of London Beer Factory beers on keg and in bottle. Also some other stuff, including Wild Beer Co. Pretty OK prices. Lots of seating. It’s all outdoors. Friendly staff. Some street food nearby. If the weather’s nice, this place is great.“
Leighton 2410 days ago
86 /100
Hop Burns & Black (Beer Store)
38 EAST DULWICH ROAD
“Excellent bottle shop with a good choice of UK, NZ, Swedish, Belgian & some German & US beers. Purchases in bottles / cans can be consumed on the premises, whereas the 4 draught offerings are for takeout only. (Last visited 4 July).“
moleha4 2426 days ago
88 /100
Hop Burns & Black (Beer Store)
38 EAST DULWICH ROAD
“Rating just for the online shop as I haven’t visited physically.
The selection of beers is pretty decent especially for the UK, but there’s also a good amount of Euro and International stuff too. Service was good, my order was very well packaged and shipped via next day delivery. I will say my order was made just before the Easter weekend when they were busy and couriers weren’t working so it would be unfair to rate them low for this, I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume under normal circumstances I’d have received my beers much quicker - also they did respond fairly quickly when asked if there were any problems with my order so that was reassuring. The website is nicely designed and easy to navigate. Pricing is fairly typical though in some cases a little higher than expected when comparing with other online shops, particularly for limited edition beers, delivery is free over £75 though. Overall seems like a nice place and I’ll most likely order from them again, if in London I would probably visit too.“
LazyPyro 2497 days ago
84 /100
Hop Burns & Black (Beer Store)
38 EAST DULWICH ROAD
“Visited the 13th January 2017 - This shop is selling beers, hot spicy sauce and vinyl, what else do you need ? Nice place on south east of London, nice atmosphere and nice decoration. Beer selection is really good and price are fair. Service is super friendly and you can get a drink at the place inside or outside (benches). A nice place to visit London, only bad point accessibility, quiet difficult to go there. Solutions are by bus or overground and it can take time to travel to this place.“
sir__v 2598 days ago
72 /100 BLENHEIM GROVE
“Only sat outside in their patio that looks quite improvised. Nice place just next to the station. Friendly service and good atmosphere! They had their own beer on tap and some bottles, plus some cider. They also had burgers which I didn’t try. Nice place, but I wasn’t very impressed by their beers unfortunately.“
Maakun 2719 days ago
88 /100
Hop Burns & Black (Beer Store)
38 EAST DULWICH ROAD
“Visited on 30th June 2016. Bottle shop on main road in East Dulwich. It’s a single roomed venue with a couple of benches outside and a few stools to sit near the window and enjoy a beer. The range is excellent having just had a delivery of New Zealand beers a little event was on, this had a few bottles and cans open to try before you buy. A great range of beer from around the world and a really good London selection. Prices were excellent value and you can sign up to get "beer miles" which gets a discount off the beer. Signing up gets you £2 off if you complete details online. Bar snacks are available (the sausage roll looked amazing!). Service was friendly and the owners happy to chat about beer. Really liked the place and will definitely return.“
WingmanWillis 2797 days ago
62 /100
Honest Burgers (Restaurant)
12-16 BLENHEIM GROVE
“Visited on 30th June 2016. Single roomed burger joint a couple of doors down from the Brick Taproom. It’s got an island kitchen and bar with seating around the outside and a few tables on the pavement outside. I was drawn in by a Beavertown beer on keg (Ghost Pale) which I’d not seen before. Here’s the rub as you have to order food in order to buy a beer. I managed to squeeze in some excellent onion rings with my pint. There’s a small bottle and can selection available but it’s decent stuff. Paulaner supplied the other tap. Service and prices were OK. It’s a handy spot for food and is a decent enough place.“
WingmanWillis 2797 days ago
88 /100
Hop Burns & Black (Beer Store)
38 EAST DULWICH ROAD
“I finally got my act together and visited Hop Burns & Black way later that I should of, partly due to its location. Visited numerous times since though! The closest overground station is East Dulwich, but I tend to walk from Peckham Rye, where there are another couple of venues worth checking out. It is first and foremost a bottle and growler shop, which also allows bottles to be drank in-store or on the patio area out-front. Plenty of beers are in fridges, so they got that covered. In addition to that they sell hot sauces and vinyl (hence the name). Beer selection is interesting, dynamic and eclectic. They have beers from some great London and UK breweries, including plenty of harder to find South London establishments. In addition they import their own selection of beers from New Zealand, so truly offer arrange not seen elsewhere in London/UK/Europe. Easily one of London’s best beer shops and a place I wish to frequent in the future.“
Scopey 2805 days ago
84 /100
Hop Burns & Black (Beer Store)
38 EAST DULWICH ROAD
“Really fantastic on a sunny day out on the terrace. Great selection, wish they had more fridges though! Staff are very friendly. Wish i lived closer by, as I’d be here every day.“
WHIZZLE 2811 days ago
70 /100 187 RYE LANE

A fun place to drink. 25p per arcade game is better than playing an ITBOX in terms of entertainment. Did a few levels on Time Crisis II before they got me. Bastards. If you would like to play a game, you have to get quarters from the bar - £1 for 4 quarters - hence the name I guess. The selection is a little limited and I struggled with ticks. Overall, I imagine I would have spent some significant time in here as a student, had there been such a place near my university. Nowadays maybe not as much, although I will probably poke my nose in again.“
The_Osprey 2838 days ago
68 /100 BLENHEIM GROVE
“Loud music, wood ’furniture’, young crowd, open air food cooking. Generically modern vibe. Hip but not necessarily hipster. Not a person over 40 on my visit. Predominantly male crowd. Burgers from ’slow richie’. £1 glass deposit. There is capacity for 9 taps and 2 cask, but no cask on my visit and only 4 available taps, with 1 additional special. Overall, it’s quite a nice place to drink.“
The_Osprey 2838 days ago
60 /100 129 QUEENS ROAD
“Visited the 12th January 2016 - Nice place with destroy decoration style. That was really nice to visit the place. Ambiance is nice and also concept about service is funny. You select the glass size and type then you ask for the drink. Service was ok except for the second beer my glass has not been changed or cleaned... Bad point. Good beer selection. Ok to visit it, bad point it can be difficult to access to it (only bus or train - no underground)“
sir__v 2960 days ago
68 /100 187 RYE LANE
“Visited the 12th January 2016 - Place is situated on the main road in Peckham. It’s more a geek bar than a craft beer bar. Dark place with arcade cabinets around the place. Beer selection is almost based on English and especially London beer, for a really good price. Service is ok but may not be able to advice you about beer. About the place if you want to go back in 80s and play to Donkey Kong it’s the right place.“
sir__v 2960 days ago
78 /100 129 QUEENS ROAD
“Should be the main outlet for beers from the Late Knights microbrewery. During a spending drinking session at the pub we had seven of them, fresh and well-kept, some on cask and others from keg. All together there were ten keg and eight cask lines. Guest beers came mostly from other London microbreweries, like Southwark. London bottled range as well. Rough dark interior with high tables and with a view to the tap room. Music at our stay was Nirvana and modern grunge rock. Good vibe on a Saturday eve. Only a few minutes from the Peckham train station.. Great place, no wonder why it is listed as one of London’s Top 25 places to drink beer by Des de Moor (2015: 36). (Saturday evening session with Finn, 28.11.2015).“
Rune 2989 days ago
74 /100 129 QUEENS ROAD
“Close to the station. Small. Spartan interior. 10 kegs. 8 casks.“
Finn 3005 days ago
100 /100
Hop Burns & Black (Beer Store)
38 EAST DULWICH ROAD
“Great little place to score some delicious beers and spicy crisps without hitting the pub. I would be here all the time if I lived nearby. Jen and Glenn are the best!“
unusmunus88 3013 days ago
80 /100 187 RYE LANE
“Not a, actual beer bar. but for sure one of the places with lots of craft beer (plus a big Belgian range). Nice atmosphere, fill of arcade machines, and loud music. Its more of a bar than a pub.“
greenclansman 3015 days ago
90 /100
Hop Burns & Black (Beer Store)
38 EAST DULWICH ROAD
“An outstanding bottle shop. It’s a bit off the beaten track for folks who don’t live in the depths of SE London, but it is worth making a trip to visit. The selection of beers is excellent, with particular attention paid to London and UK breweries. They also have some Scandinavian and Belgian stuff, along with a smattering of other countries. I gather the owners (or at least one of them) is from New Zealand, so there is a nice selection of Kiwi beers, including things you wouldn’t find anywhere else in London. They also have a growler filling system, with c. four beers on offer. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The prices are fair. All the beers are neatly arranged so browsing is simple. To be honest, I wasn’t bothered to look over the hot sauce and vinyl; thankfully, these items don’t take up much real estate in the shop, with beer being the main attraction. There are some tables outside where you can drink beers purchased on site; however, not sure you can drink the draft beers on site.

Overall, this is definitely one of the best beer shops in London.“
Leighton 3033 days ago
64 /100
General Store (Grocery Store)
174 BELLENDEN ROAD,
“A nice high-end grocer, with a small range of beer and cider. The beer range includes the likes of The Kernel, Camden Town and Brick. They also had upwards of 10 different ciders, which looked to be small-batch offerings. There are also interesting wines, moonshines and other spirits on offer. Pretty good value overall. Not a destination on its own, but worth checking out if you’re passing by.“
Leighton 3033 days ago
66 /100
Anderson & Co. (Restaurant)
129 BELLENDEN ROAD
“Came here for Sunday brunch. FYI, for the breakfast menu you need to put your order in by 12:15. The food is delicious and quite good value. The open kitchen makes for some fun viewing during the meal. You order your food and drink at the counter yourself. They have a nice range of beers, highlighted by the local Peckham brewery Brick, in addition to The Kernel. The also have Gosnells Mead, which is made locally.

Overall, an excellent place for a meal and a nice local beer.“
Leighton 3033 days ago
90 /100
Hop Burns & Black (Beer Store)
38 EAST DULWICH ROAD
“Visited early on a Thursday evening, this place has a good size open shop front with small garden/benches in front. On entering there is a massive selection of bottles and cans stacked up on the left hand side, some on shelves and some in the 3 chillers. No other customers were there when I rocked up but was greeted by the owners, a pair of very friendly Antipodeans who highlighted what new beers they had in, and very interested in discussing the current Copenhagen scene. As well as beers there is also some cider and hot sauces, plus on the right hand side by the counter some taps and growlers. I had a couple of cans and bottles which you are welcome to drink there if seated by the window or outside in the front garden. Great selection of beers, had a can of Firestone Easy Jack that was only a couple of months old, and some London bottles that had only been bottled a few weeks back. As the evening progressed more people on their way home from work would be entering to pick up some bottles to take home, or to drink outside, so this business looks very healthy and prices were very reasonable. Great location for me, only 15mins on a train from my folks pad in Streatham, so will definitely visit again on next trip back. Highly recommend this place.“
Desverger 3172 days ago
80 /100 129 QUEENS ROAD
“Really solid spot. Great variety of beers. Lots of London breweries on offer here on cask and keg and in bottle. Good prices. Beers sold by the third if you want. Friendly service. The ambiance is fairly casual, the seating adequate. Definitely worth checking out.“
Leighton 3184 days ago
74 /100 129 QUEENS ROAD
“Right beside Queens Road Station and a very welcome addition to an area of Peckham not particularly well served by decent boozers. Selection is heavily skewed towards Late Knights as you’d expect. There are also usually options from Gipsy Hill, By The Horns, Crate, Four Pure, Kernel, Anspatch & Hobday. Going a bit further away beers from Siren seem to be fairly regularly presented. Personally I’m not a massive fan of the decor but it gets the job done. Have had a couple of cask beers that were way past their best before in the last so beware. Friendly staff.“
MannyGoldberg 3205 days ago
78 /100 129 QUEENS ROAD
“Really handy for Queen’s Road Peckham station (only 1 stop from South Bermondsey) this is a great little place. Good range of beers from Late Knights and others, well kept and the prices are decent. Service quick, a bit of room to relax in and enjoy a beer. Will visit again.“
WingmanWillis 3217 days ago
72 /100 BLENHEIM GROVE
“Visited on a cold Saturday afternoon. Pizza bus parked in the yard and seating available, not much inside though so had to endure the cold. Beer range was decent and in good condition. Picked up a few new beers including a CDA for TBois. Well worth a visit and not far off the Bermondsey trail and handy for Peckham Rye station. Would visit again.“
WingmanWillis 3217 days ago
72 /100 187 RYE LANE
“A few minutes away from Peckham Rye and with a distinctly American feel to the place this is a different place to enjoy a beer. Beer range is OK but well kept. Tried a grilled cheese sandwich and really enjoyed it. Service quick. can watch people playing arcade games (or have a go if your hand-eye coordination still works). Interesting place.“
WingmanWillis 3217 days ago
84 /100
Hop Burns & Black (Beer Store)
38 EAST DULWICH ROAD
“This place is a real result for East Dulwich residents despite its not-quite-ideal location. I popped in a couple of days after they opened and had a chat with one of the owners who seemed nice. I’ve been back recently and the selection is very good indeed, lots of stuff from around the world including a decent selection of Belgian beer and lots of stuff from NZ which is a bit different.“
alovelydrop 3219 days ago