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Bermondsey Beer Mile – 2022 ultimate guide with map

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Comprising 18 breweries and counting, the Bermondsey Beer Mile is likely London’s best beer experience by quite some distance (by a…erm… mile). We took it upon ourselves to tackle every single brewery taproom here (hard work, we know), although we had to space out our visits over several weekends, as attempting all of them in one go isn’t a good idea (probably…).

From tiny taprooms to brand spanking new bars, and craft cideries to hipster hangouts, there is a Bermondsey Beer Mile brewery to suit everyones tastes. We also made several discoveries along the way including traditional smoked beer (incredible!) and a ginger and cinnamon milkshake IPA – although the jury is still out on that one.

The area has so much to offer so if you don’t fancy spending the entire day trekking between taprooms, look to combine your visit with nearby Maltby Street Market, one of London’s best foodie markets, or some Bermondsey Street cafe culture.

So ‘hop’ to it and follow in our frothy footsteps – all of the current 18 Bermondsey Beer Mile taprooms are included below, in geographical order with the first on the list being the nearest to London Bridge Station:

Bermondsey Beer Mile in London - the ultimate guide
Bermondsey Beer Mile in London - the ultimate guide

Bermondsey Beer Mile map

Where to start the Bermondsey Beer Mile

The Bermondsey Beer Mile starts just over a 10 minute walk from London Bridge underground / train station or a 15 minute walk from Bermondsey underground station. It finishes a few minutes walk away from South Bermondsey train station.

If you are only planning on visiting a few Bermondsey breweries, then the largest concentration of tap rooms are located closer to the London Bridge end of the mile.

When to visit the Bermondsey Beer Mile

If you want to visit as many of the breweries as possible in one day, then Saturday is the best day of the week to visit when all taprooms are open. Most of the 18 taprooms also open on Sunday, and some on weekday evenings.

Bermondsey Beer Mile guided tours

A good way to get to know the Bermondsey Beer Mile better is by doing a Bermondsey Beer Mile tour.  We recently did a Bermondsey Beer Mile tour with UK Brewery Tours – their Bermondsey Cheese, Meat and Beer tour was right up our street and a fun way to explore the Bermondsey Beer Mile, get insights into the brewing process plus meet with fellow beer enthusiasts or casual craft beer fans. By the end of the tour, everyone was very chatty – maybe it had something to do with all the lovely beers we got to try along the way.

Bermondsey Cheese, Meat and Beer tour

The Bermondsey Beer Mile Cheese, Meat and Beer tour included a visit to three breweries and a mountain of cheese and meat. First we got to sample some beers at Southwark Brewery, one of the Bermondsey beer mile pioneers, before a short walk to Billy Franks to meet the husband and wife team behind one of the UK’s best selling jerky. All our meats and cheeses were paired with beers from UK and European breweries including Gypsy Hill and Neptune. Our final stop was another brewery that specialises in porter (we won’t ruin the surprise).

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Bermondsey Beer Mile taproom breweries

The following Bermondsey Beer Mile breweries and opening times are correct as of September 2022. The opening hours tend to change on a regular basis so please double check their individual websites for the most up to date times.

1. Southwark Brewing Company

Thirty years in the making and one of the oldest pioneer breweries in London,Southwark Brewing Company is one of the most popular taprooms on the mile, likely as a result of its crowd-pleasing core range and their close proximity to the ever popular Maltby Street Market (they even encourage you to get your food from the market first and then enjoy in the taproom).

Bermondsey beer mile | Southwark Brewing Company

We enjoyed our time here immensely, as the staff were super helpful and allowed us to try a few options, before we settled on several Pottersfield Porters and Double Stouts.

We visited on a Saturday morning and the place was packed with people of all ages and the whole experience was very warm (the opposite of their beer) and welcoming. Plus did we mention the beer pong table…?!

 46 Druid Street, SE1 2EZ
Opening Times: Tues, Thurs & Fri: 5pm-10pm; Sat: 12pm-6pm; Sun: 12pm-4pm

Bermondsey beer mile | Southwark Brewing Company

2. The London Beer Factory – Barrel Project

A serious contender for the best looking taproom on the Bermondsey Beer Mile, with their incredible beer-barrel interior (and their beer selection is pretty epic too).

As soon as you cross the threshold, it is impossible not to be a little taken aback by the main wall, adorned with several hundred (ish – we didn’t count them all) oak barrels used for aging their ales and wares. This is a good-looking set up with a cracking centre-piece bar bedecked with turquoise tiles and a massive menu chalkboard.

Bermondsey beer mile | The Barrel Project

As well as their colossal choice of craft beers, they have one of the largest sets of beer fridges that we’ve seen on the Bermondsey Beer Mile, which do a roaring trade with many local residents seemingly popping into to stock up their own fridges.

On our last visit, The Barrel Project also had a food hatch / kiosk serving dipped pork loin steak BBQ dishes – how is that for a perfect beer pairing?!

80 Druid Street, SE1 2HQ
Opening Times: Wed-Fri: 4pm-11pm; Sat: 11am-11pm; Sun: 12pm-7pm

Bermondsey beer mile | The Barrel Project

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3. Hawkes Cidery & Taproom

And now for something a little different on the Bermondsey Beer Mile – cider! One of the coolest interiors (more mean and moody than dark and dingy), this taproom has bags of character – even the branding reminds us a little of Beavertown in its early days.

With well stocked fridges (which include beers in case you aren’t a cider fan) and a huge seating area, there are often specials to be had here, as well as a pizza menu and tours of the brewery. The apple pun for the male toilets  – Cox – was also much appreciated.

Bermondsey beer mile | Hawkes Cidery & Taproom

As beer and cider don’t always mix (in our un-expert opinion), Hawkes Cider taproom might be a good brewery to end in (or even spend the entire day in – we won’t judge…)

86-92 Druid Street, SE1 2HQ
Opening Times: Thurs-Fri: 4pm-11pm; Sat: 12pm-11pm
;Sun: 12pm-7pm

Bermondsey beer mile | Hawkes Cidery & Taproom

4. Billy Franks Jerky and Craft Beer & Snack Shack

A house of hops for a jerky manufacturer who then got into a beer, Billy Frank’s Snack Shack is a juicy love in of beef jerky snacks and craft beers, in the shadow of Maltby Street Market and close by to Hiver (we are hoping for a jerky honey combo very shortly!).

Billy Franks Jerky and Craft Beer & Snack Shack

As well as Boozy Beef Jerky (vegan versions also available), you can accompany your craft beer cans with their own brews like their house helles lager so eat, drink and be merry!

104 Druid St, London SE1 2HQ
Opening Times: Fri: 5pm-11pm; Sat: 12pm-11pm; Sun: 12pm-6pm

Billy Franks Jerky and Craft Beer & Snack Shack
Billy Franks Jerky and Craft Beer & Snack Shack

5. Hiverquarters Taproom & Shop

Aside from tackling the Bermondsey Beer Mile, we’ve been regular visitors to Hiver Beer after discovering it was located right next to the incredible food paradise Maltby Street Market. After stuffing our faces with sublime street food, we often beat a retreat to Hiver to enjoy a beer (or three).

Hiver Beer on Bermondsey Beer Mile. Hiverquarters Taproom & Shop

Aside from their light and airy taproom, what makes Hiver stand out is that they include honey in most of their core range, which gives their offerings a distinctively sweet taste and one of the reasons we continue to make a ‘bee-line (sorry / not sorry) here every few weeks. We usually opt for their core Hiver blonde honey beer (4.5%).

Hiver Beer on Bermondsey Beer Mile. Hiverquarters Taproom & Shop

If honey isn’t a home run for you, they also have a huge fridge chock full of craft beers from other breweries, many of which from the other Bermondsey Beer Mile taprooms.

56 Stanworth Street, SE1 3NY
Opening Times: Sat: 11am-7pm; Sun: 12pm-5pm

Hiver Beer on Bermondsey Beer Mile. Hiverquarters Taproom & Shop

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6. Anspach & Hobday Brewery

Underneath the arches, Anspach and Hobday is a compact taproom in the thick of the brewing vats, although most brewing is done at their new Croydon brewery.

Anspach & Hobday Brewery

What they lack in size is made up for by their super friendly staff and varied range (a mix of core and collaborations). We opted for a ⅔ pint of their Dark Cygnet (£4.40) which isn’t part of their core range, but we want to go back and try their highly rated porter at source.

118 Druid Street, SE1 2HH
Opening Times: Thurs: 5pm-10pm; Fri: 3pm-10pm; Sat: 11am-10pm; Sun: 1pm-6pm

Anspach & Hobday Brewery

7. Moor Beer Co Vaults & Tap Room

Did you just offer us ‘Smoked lager’?  OK, yes please and take all our money right now. And this is how our admiration for The Moor Taproom began.

Whilst not the most grand of taprooms, they more than make up for it with their chirpy staff, burgeoning beer range, plus their cheap as taproom tray taster – just £5 for 4 beers from their core line. We *think* this might be the best value craft beer tray taster we’ve seen anywhere in London and definitely encourages you to ‘Drink Moor Beer’.

We also doff our hat to their fine line in gourmet scotch and pickled eggs, gooey cheese-boards and old school crisp flavours.

Born and bred in Bristol, The Moor’s London taproom began life in 2018 and is always busy when we’ve visited (it comfortably sits around 30 people with ample room outside for sunshine beers).

Bermondsey beer mile | Moor Beer Co Vaults & Tap Room

For us, it is all about their smoked lager (4.2% abv) – such a large, looming and lingering taste (in a good way).

71 Enid Street, SE16 3RA
Opening Times: Wed-Fri: 2pm-10.30pm; Sat: 12pm-10.30pm; Sun: 2pm-8pm

Moor Beer Co Vaults & Tap Room

8. London Calling Sweden (Closed)

2022 update: permanently closed

Just up the road from the aforementioned Moor taproom, we love London Calling Sweden, mainly for their quirky interiors and unique cider range. As the name suggests, the difference here is that their core range is the Swedish craft beer Poppels, Sweden’s number 1 ‘ecological brewery’ (presumably good!).

London Calling Sweden

If you get there for opening, snag the sofa on the stage, surely the comfiest chair on the whole of the Bermondsey Beer Mile? Despite being located underneath the railway arches, there is ample room in London Calling Sweden, with heaps of seating space and a mezzanine level upstairs for when things get a little busy. Two halves of their core Poppels range were £6.60 and the choice of music was pretty sweet too (and no, it wasn’t ABBA or Ace of Base).

72 Enid Street, SE16 3RA
Opening Times: Thurs–Fri: 5pm–10.30pm; Sat: 12pm–10.30pm; Sun: 12pm-9pm

London Calling Sweden

9. Cloudwater Brew Co

Originally brewed in Manchester, Cloudwater now also has a railway arch taproom in London with around 20 different seasonal and core lines on tap. Attention to detail is everything here from the lush lighting and nicely designed daily updated beer tasting notes through to the glassware itself (aesthetically pleasing and a cut above your usual beer glass).

Cloudwater Brew Co

Around £4 per serving so slightly pricier than others, we opted for their core IPA and Pale Ale and were suitably impressed by both. The taproom is very welcoming so you could easily spend an easy afternoon here working your way through the menu. There is a good amount of indoor seating and more toilet facilities than most other taprooms.

73 Enid Street, SE16 3RA
Opening Times: Wed: 4pm-8pm; Thurs-Fri: 4pm-10pm; Sat: 1pm-10pm; Sun: 2pm-8pm

Cloudwater Brew Co

10. Brew By Numbers / BBNO Taproom and Tasting

So nice, they have it twice. Due to its popularity, BBNO has now expanded to have both a taproom and tasting room just a few doors down from each other. The brewery itself is located in the taproom but both have bars with around 8 to 10 core and guest lines on.

Brew By Numbers / BBNO Taproom and Tasting

We opted for a traditional and rich BBNO Porter – 6.4% abv. The decor is nice and clean and almost felt Scandinavian, with a wooden bar (and barrels to the right of the bar, along with some beery merchandise).

75 Enid Street, SE16 3RA
Opening Times: Wed – Thurs: 6pm-10pm; Fri: 5pm-10pm; Sat: 12pm-10pm; Sun: 12pm-7pm

Brew By Numbers / BBNO Taproom and Tasting

11. Bianca Road Brew Co

One of the larger indoor drinking areas on the Mile, Bianca Road Brew Co taproom feels primed for a party (especially when they offer 2 for 1 on tap beers on Friday evenings).

They have all the usual beery goodness like IPA, APA and lager but also some of the more interesting craft concoctions like Salt Lake Shake, which is a Ginger and Cinnamon Milkshake IPA, plus their Blood Orange IPA (‘LA Bloods’) is also worth a taste. We paid around £7 for two half pints from their core range. Bonus points too forBianca Road Brew Co’s wall posters and artwork.

Bermondsey beer mile | Bianca Road Brew Co

Food wise, most weekends, Bianca Road Brew Co. have a different street food vendor operating outside (there was some gooood looking mac and cheese outside when we visited). UK Brewery Tours offer a tasting tour at this brewery for £20 per person, check it our here >

83-84 Enid Street, SE16 3RA
Opening Times: Wed-Thurs: 4pm-10pm;Fri: 4pm-11pm;
Sat: 1pm-11pm; Sun: 1pm-6pm

Bermondsey beer mile | Bianca Road Brew Co

12. Craft Beer Junction

One of the newest additions to the Bermondsey Beer Mile, Craft Beer Junction is actually a wholesaler / supplier that has branched out an open its own cosy taproom on Enid Street, with one of the biggest beer selections in Bermondsey, with a wide range of international beers as well as British craft.

Craft Beer Junction

At any given time, they’ll have at least 10 kegs on plus a wide assortment of cans and bottles available so there is plenty of choice.

86 Enid Street, Bermondsey
Opening Times: Thurs:4.30pm-10.30pm; Fri: 4.30pm-11pm; Sat: 2pm-11pm; Sun: 2pm-9pm

13.Mash Paddle Brewery

Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and a little along Enid Road, Mash Paddle Brewery is one of the most recent additions to the Bermondsey Beer Mile, close by to Bianca Road, Brew By Numbers and Craft Beer Junction.

Mash Paddle is a little different from the other Bermondsey Breweries, allowing small batch brewers to try their luck (similar to their previous venture uBrew) and it runs regular beer making courses and classes.

Mash Paddle Brewery Bermondsey Beer Mile

When we visited on Saturday afternoon, Mash Paddle had around 5 beers on tap, with a small smattering of tables inside and out. Note all half pints were £4.50 no matter what you drank, making it one of the more expensive breweries on the Bermondsey Beer Mile.

92 Enid Street, Bermondsey
Opening Times: Thurs-Fri: 6pm-10pm; Sat: 12pm-10pm; Sun: 12pm-6pm

Mash Paddle Brewery Bermondsey Beer Mile

14. The Kernel Brewery

We are ‘nuts’ about the Kernel Brewery but where do we start with this ultra modern and sleek taproom? Maybe with the uber friendly staff, who offered their recommendations (along with samples) and also asked us what fruity flavour they should add to the lines next that day?

The Kernel Brewery Bermondsey London

The selection of craft beers here are superb, as is the attention to detail with their interiors – we hadn’t seen a taproom with mobile phone charging points before! The atmosphere here is also very amiable and it felt a very relaxed and friendly place where dogs are also welcome (one pug on our visit was the centre of attention), plus there is ample seating, with a ground floor and mezzanine level.

Arch 11, Dockley Road Industrial Estate, Dockley Road, SE16 3SF
Opening Times: Thurs – Fri: 3pm-10pm; Sat: 11am-9pm; Sun: 12pm-8pm

The Kernel Brewery

15. Affinity Brewing Company (closed)

2022 update:Affinity Brewing Company have moved to Brixton

We liked our visit to the Affinity Taproom as not only have they created a cracking craft range, they’ve also made their bar very warm and welcoming, with an added bonus in the shape of an amazing mezzanine level consisting of comfy sofas and long tables.

Bermondsey beer mile | Affinity Brewing Company

The staff here are super friendly and keen to impart their recommendations. With around 5 draft options available, we opted for two halves of their dark beer, costing £5.50 in total (Dark Necessities, 4.8% abv).

Food options are quite snacky but cover a wide range of dietary options e.g vegetarian sausage rolls and biltong. A good taproom to start your Bermondsey Beer Mile Experience – to Affinity and beyond…

7 Almond Road, SE16 3LR
Opening Times: Fri: 5pm-8.30pm; Sat: 12pm-8.30pm, Sun: 12pm – 6pm

Bermondsey beer mile | Affinity Brewing Company

16. The Outpost – Three Hills Brewing

Originally from Northampton and founded back in 2017, Three Hills Brewery opened their Bermondsey outpost in 2020, specialising in small batches and a regular rotation meaning every time you visit, you’ll likely be in for a new surprise.

Boasting at least 20 lines and ample seating space with board games and a piano (all the ingredients for a good knees-up). The Three Hills Outpost is usually open for drinking Friday to Sunday and is a welcome addition to the Bermondsey Beer Mile.

7 Almond Rd, London SE16 3LR
Opening Times: Fri: 4pm – 11pm; Sat: 1pm-11pm; Sun: 1pm-5pm

17. Spartan Brewery

Small in scale (living up to their name) but with bags of enthusiasm, this is possibly the tiniest taproom on the Mile and only open on Saturdays. Run by Colin and Mike (who do practically everything here), Spartan is a bare-bones affair but a good way to escape the pretension and hipster hangout vibes of some of the other taprooms.

Bermondsey beer mile | Spartan Brewery

Authentic as and good value (we paid £2.50 for halves), their alfresco area is simple and a spot-on summer hangout.

8 Almond Road, SE16 3LR
Opening Times: Sat: 1pm–8.30pm

18. EeBria Tap

More of a bottle-shop than an actual brewery, Eebria is a distributor who open up their downstairs bar every Saturday (and Fridays in summer). Offering around 8 keg beers and a veritable variety of bottled beers from their fridges, they also have regular tap takeovers.

Bermondsey beer mile | EeBria

When we visited, there was a Gun Brewery takeover and we tried a Parabellum Milk Stout (4.1% abv), priced at £3.50 for ⅔ pint.

If you’re looking for a sleek and shiny taproom, this probably isn’t the place for you but if you just want to try a wide range of beers with a handful of peanuts in authentic and unassuming surroundings, this cosy taproom might be for you.

15 Almond Road, SE16 3LR
Opening Times: Sat: 12pm-8pm

Bermondsey beer mile | EeBria

19. Partizan Brewing

A little more of the beaten (beer) track and with no nearby ‘craft’ competitors, Partizan is well worth seeking out.

Whilst a little quieter when we visited compared to most other Bermondsey Beer Mile breweries (likely due to its location), the experience feels more genuine and they also purvey what appear to be the funkiest beer taps which look like toys.

Bermondsey beer mile | Partizan Brewing

On our last visit to Partizan Brewing, gourmet burgers could be obtained from an outside BBQ street food stall. Beer wise, we had a lemon porter 5.5% (surprisingly dark) and imperial stout 6.5%, both £4 for ⅔ pints (so possibly a little more expensive than other taprooms in the area).

34 Raymouth Road, SE16 2DB
Opening Times: Fri: 5pm-10pm; Sat: 12pm-8pm 

Bermondsey beer mile | Partizan Brewing

20. Fourpure Brewing Co. Basecamp

Probably our favourite overall taproom experience on the Bermondsey Beer Mile in terms of the venue itself is Fourpure. Whilst less ‘personal’ than other taprooms on the Beer Mile (due to its huge size and massive throughflow of drinkers), this is a ‘new’ taproom, opened in summer 2019 on an unassuming industrial estate.

You could easily spend all day in Fourpure’s taproom, with a light and bright modern interior decor, good food offerings, massive TVs (and also a gift-shop!).

Bermondsey beer mile | Fourpure Brewing Co. Basecamp

The choice of beer here is also unparalleled, with over 40 taps on at any one time, and regular events such as beer launches or pub quizzes. We like their stouts / dark beers, especially  the Last Train Oatmeal Stout (5.1% ABV).

Bermondsey Trading Estate, 22 Rotherhithe New Road, SE16 3LL
Opening Times: Thurs: 4-8pm; Fri: 4pm-10pm; Sat: 12pm-10pm; Sun: 12pm-6pm

Bermondsey beer mile | Fourpure Brewing Co. Basecamp
Bermondsey beer mile | Fourpure

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  • Reply
    Paul Narramore
    August 6, 2022 at 7:41 am

    Are there any budget motels/B&Bs close to the Mile, please?

    • Reply
      CK Travels
      September 11, 2022 at 11:54 am

      Hey Paul, I’m not sure about budget accommodation near the mile. Travelodge usually has decently priced rooms and I think there is one in nearby Tower Bridge!

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