For me South East London will always be home to my favourite London craft beer. There are so many craft breweries here now that you really are spoilt for choice. Here are my best pubs in south east London at the moment:
Market Porter, one of the few places where you can get a pint at 6am. This place has a great selection of British ales, although it gets ridiculously busy when Borough Market is on.
Brew Wharf, always busy because of its proximity to the Southbank, but has some great beers if you can grab a table.
Katzenjammers, a half decent attempt to try and emulate a Bavarian beer hall in London. Not quite the real thing but the closest you’ll find in London.
Royal Oak, consistently voted as one of the best pubs of the year and it does one of the best Sunday roast lunches in London.
The George Inn, an old coaching inn with a large beer garden.
Kernel Brewery, the producer of some of the best beers I have ever tried! At the moment, you can visit the brewery and sample a few bottles between 9am and 3pm on a Saturday. There’s a brilliant Ham and Cheese place next door from where you can buy some food to eat with your beer (bring your own bread and you’ll be sorted).
Zero Degrees, a microbrewery known for its pizzas! Good if you’re in the area.
The Old Brewery, large beer garden with a fabulous selection of Meantime beers.
Greenwich Union, usually has the full range of Meantime beers on tap and the food is usually good. There’s a small beer garden in the back for the odd sunny day.
The Trafalgar Tavern, a historical pub with a great location right on the river. Good on a sunny day when you can sit outside.
Crown and Anchor, fantastic range of ales and craft beer. Food looked good.
Westow House, jazz on a Sunday, decent food, great selection of ales and it’s full of books.
The Grape & Grain, this place is consistently in the good beer guides and has a good selection of different beers. It’s worth visiting if you’re in the area.