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.
Our first stop on the beer mile. They seemed to do a pretty decent range of beers from traditional real ales to more modern styles. Not at the same level as some of the other stops. Seemed less over crowded than some stops. Worth visiting.
Visited a few times now. At the London Bridge end of the Bermondsey brewers this is a nice space, under a railway arch with plenty of tables to sit at.
The beers have developed a bit with a mix of cask and keg. The quality is more miss than hit and the beers are not necessarily to my taste. You do get the occasional gem and they are open on a Friday so it’s hard to pass up a stop if you’re walking past.
Generally will have a new beer available most weeks. Not the best in Bermondsey.
Northernmost and most traditional stop on the Bermondsey Mile, making it a good place to start your crawl. Low-abv classic plae and porter available in an unusually large number of variations. Lots of seating and solid wifi.