Start of the Bermondsey Beer Mile for many, including myself. Decent size taproom with a good amount of seating. There's also a table tennis table. Toilet facilities better than most on the BBM.
About 3/4 beers on cask and 3/4 on keg, usually Southwark's own offerings. Cask choice is quite traditional real ale styles. The keg options are a bit more adventurous and I preferred these. Prices are reasonable given the location. Opening hours are a little more frequent than other breweries on the BBM with regular mid week opening in the evenings.
SinH4 (349) Garching b. München, Germany | September 10, 2018
The start of the Bermondsey mile for us. Classic industrial railway arch brewer with a couple of Casks and taps of their own beers. Fast and nice service, good prices, the beers are alright, but nothing special. Not a place I'd seek out, but certainly fun to include in your Bermondsey itinerary.
SHIG (305) Bury St Edmunds, England | September 3, 2018
First stop in Bermondsey as I've always heard good things about this area for beer. I'm glad it was first, everything after here was more interesting. I just didn't find thier beer that great. Location and atmosphere wasn't bad. It was pretty packed being Saturday before GBBF.
Another great stop in Bermondsey, they have about 4 of their brews on tap and picnic tables to drink them at. Service was quick and beers were decent, and they are open outside of Saturday for those who can't wait for the weekend.
The first stop on the Bermondsey Beer Mile. Located under the arches close to Tower Bridge. 8 beers on tap, most of them classic British styles (also an APA, though) of good quality. Prices are really decent (£4 a pint). Service is nice and friendly
Under the arches 5 minutes walk east of London Bridge station, this Saturday tap room is fairly spacious inside with a number of tables opposite the bar area that includes two rows of cask ales with mainly their regular offerings, but several of their current specials were available too. Keg is available here too if this is your preference.
Just realised that I’ve never got round to entering (most of) my Bermondsey place reviews so here goes. Visited several times. In Bermondsey terms this is a pretty well appointed tap room, with plenty of space. The proper toilet facilities are a definite plus. They don’t get the attention that other Bermondsey brewers do, possibly because the beers tend to be much more traditional UK cask numbers in style. But a man can only take so much "craft". Or maybe not. I’ve generally found theire beers fine, if not always mind-blowing. But mind-blowing isn’t really their bag so I’m not going to criticise too much for that. They seem to have been displaying a bit more ambition in recent times anyway. I find this an enjoyable place to visit.
Came here after Brew By Numbers and it suffered by comparison. Although they’ve got proper loos here (as opposed to the pits of filth at BBN) everything else seemed worse. Granted, they’ve got a bigger selection of beers on offer (8 cask & 2 keg IIRC, plus a few bottles in a fridge) but the quality of the beer is far lower and the condition of the cask beer I had was pretty poor. Bar staff here just weren’t as friendly or enthusiastic as at BBN, and the atmosphere inside seemed a bit depressing. Don’t know if it’s because it’s further along the Bermondsey crawl and drinkers have moved from the "happy" stage to the "grimly determined to finish it stage", but it just seemed a bit gloomy inside, Unlike BBN, I was happy to move on. Would probably pop in if I was passing for a swift rate, but no more than that.