I think I've found my happy place! Pretty sure I would miss this place walking via Borough Market on most occasions, however, an intentional trip was definitely worth it!
The downside is that some beers are quite expensive and the bar itself is small. The upside is that all of the beers are delicious, they have a great range of UK and foreign beers (both on tap and in bottle), there is a...more
this is the best craft beer bar i have been to in london so far...
I walked into 'the rake' the other week, on one of those rare sunny London days, and asked the bartender to recommend both a saison and a sour beer. Without hesitation the bartender suggested some quality beers. I was back at the Rake over the weekend and asked the bartender to recommend a citrus style DIPA and without...more
I can see why people like this pub. It just didn't cut it for me. The beer selection is nice, and there's at least three cask ales and a bunch of local bottle brews. The venue itself is kind of small, and there's a huge outdoor area which is nice to spill out into when the weather is nice, except as soon as I went out into the outdoor area all I could smell was something vile, which forced me...more
On a windy cold night in London town my friend, who clearly had no consideration for my health, dragged me out of the warm restaurant to go down to this place. He was insistent. As he is one of the main organisers of the beer festival I was not in the mood to tell him that beer isn't really my thing. It would have broken his cute little heart and his wife would have never forgiven me.
So in we...more
Great bar!!! Half of the selection is "world" ales, and the other half is EU centric. They have some special stuff on tap that you may only read about on beeradvocate.com or other such foofy beer websites.
The bar is quite tiny, but a heated patio helps a lot!
I'd love to go back. This place was a beer lovers dream. The bartenders also give a damn about what you drink and will gladly engage...more