Microbreweries are springing up across the capital, meaning that getting your mitts on specialty beers is easier than ever. Here’s our guide to the best in SW1…
Sourced Market prides itself on sourcing the very best produce on the market. All its beers on tap are London-made craft beers. Our fave is Brew by Numbers’ Oatmeal Stout, which uses pinhead oats to create a creamy, smooth texture.
Sourced Market, 85 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0AJ; sourcedmarket.com/victoria
Lucky Penny Pale Ale
Pub, restaurant and sports lounge, Greenwood, sells a selection of beers from London microbrewery the Long Arm Brewery Co. Highlights include the Lucky Penny Pale Ale and the Shadow Wolf Smoked Stout, which both include beechwood-smoked malt.
Greenwood, 170 Victoria Street, SW1E 5LB; greenwoodlondon.com
Hiver Honey Beer
For a craft beer with a difference, head to Browns in Cardinal Place and order a Hiver Honey Beer. Inspired by the urban beekeepers of London, Hiver ferments its beers with three raw honeys for a sweet yet subtle flavour.
Browns, 2 Cardinal Walk, SW1E 5AG; browns-restaurants.co.uk
Meantime London Lager
At The Hamptons Bar you’ll find a section devoted to craft beer. Our pick is the Meantime London Lager. Described as a ‘London brew with country roots’, it’s made from East Anglian malt and Kentish hops, and boasts a distinctly bitter taste with fruity, sweet notes coming through.
The Hamptons Bar, St James’ Court A Taj Hotel, 54 Buckingham Gate, SW1E 6AF; tajhotels.co.uk
Yeastie Boys Digital IPA
While the selection of beers on offer at the Buckingham Arms changes regularly, for your craft beer fix right now, look to Yeastie Boys’ Digital IPA a strong bitter, made by brewing duo Stu McKinlay and Sam Possenniskie in Wellington, New Zealand.
Buckingham Arms, 62 Petty France, SW1H 9EU; buckinghamarms.com