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New guide to real ale in the capital

A new edition of ‘London’s Best Beer Pubs & Bars’  has been published, following a huge growth in the number of microbreweries and a renewed interest in real ale in the capital.

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From railway arches, to the back of pizza restaurants, it seems that London has got the craft beer bug and new breweries are springing up across the capital at an alarming rate – with the number of breweries increasing five-fold in the last four years

Authored by renowned beer and travel writer Des de Moor, London’s Best Beer Pubs & Bars is a fully up to date reflection of the growth of London’s beer scene, including traditional pubs, specialist beer bars, bottle shops and much more.

“I feel privileged to find myself a chronicler of the London beer scene at one of the most exciting times in its history. Brewery numbers have more than quintupled since the last edition was published and the variety and quality of beer in pubs, bars and shops is now overwhelming. And brewers are now accessible in ways they never were before: the Saturday taproom was almost unknown four years ago but it’s now an institution. Overall it’s the best time ever to enjoy beer in one of the world’s great cities, and I’m delighted to be able to help people share in that.” Des de Moor, author of ‘London’s Best Beer Pubs & Bars’

The interest in craft beer and real ale in the capital is growing along with the number of breweries, with real ale outperforming the rest of the beer market and thirsty drinkers in the UK now buying 634 million pints of cask ale every year.*

The 250 venue listings are fully illustrated with great colour photographs and include a variety of real ale pubs, specialist beer bars, brewery taprooms and other outlets, with detailed information on opening hours, local landmarks, and public transport links to make planning any excursion quick and easy. The book also includes a comprehensive listing of London breweries.

There really has never been a better time to be a beer drinker in the capital and ‘London’s Best Beer Pubs & Bars’ ensures readers have all the information possible to get the most out of a buzzing beer scene.


* Cask ale is in volume growth, outperforming the on-trade beer market by 4.5%. The UK now drinks 634 million pints of cask ale every year. Cask Report, 2014-2015