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Southwark Brewing, Bermondsey, SE1

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46 Druid Street
SE1
SE1 2EZ
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Southwark Brewing

Depending on which end you start, this may well be considered the first stop on the famed Bermondsey Beer Mile, and is a good introduction to what to expect from most of the other stops. Located in the arches under the railway track, it is of course a brewery tap rather than a pub, and this is reflected in the somewhat industrial style décor, if one could go so far as calling it that.

Flooring was some type of concrete covered in flaky red paint, whilst the walls and arched ceiling were clad with corrugated iron which had been painted white and seemed to act as a drainage system to channel the continually dripping water from the tunnel roof away from the punters underneath. In a nod to on-trend pub design, a number of exposed filament style light bulbs were strung around, as well as a few strings of fairly lights. Seating was basic and rather flimsy wooden benches whilst a TV screen was up in the corner, although this was not in use on our visit. The rear of the pub contained the brewery equipment, and a number of vessels and so forth were visible.

Beers on tap were all their own as might be expected, and consisted of Routemaster Red, Fagins Den, Oatmeal Milk Stout, Southwark LPA, Potters’ Fields Porter and Mayflower Session IPA. Unfortunately there were no ciders on tap, just a rather disappointing Bulmer’s in bottles, which I politely declined.

On 5th February 2020 - rating: 6
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Steve of N21 left this review about Southwark Brewing

This was the first of the Bermondsey beer mile breweries we visited and was probably one of the best of the day. This was most noticeably because it is one of the few along this stretch that brew cask ales as well as keg, but also because we got a brewery talk (you cannot really call it a tour when you stand in the middle of all the stainless steel equipment and get different bits pointed at ) by one of the founders of the brewery who, unlike a lot of these start ups, has several years working for big brewers under his belt, most noticeably Marstons, and could weave a yarn about the brewing industry.
All six hand pumps were in operating dispensing Barbe Rouge, Southwark Gold, Harvard American Pale Ale, Belaire Park, LPA London Pale Ale and something called I want Candy, this is apparently a collaboration brew with the Essex Street Brewery. The LPA was a decent beer and I also tried one of the keg stout offerings that was also available. Will certainly be paying a return visit to this one.

On 18th June 2019 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about Southwark Brewing

This is yet one more brewery along the Bermondsey mile. The interior is still as described by Pubsignman over three years ago, although I wouldn't say that the brewery operation is hidden at the back as it's openly visible for all to see. Also, there were no facilities for outside drinking, although of course smokers can be seen lounging around leaning against walls.

There were six ales on handpump during my Wednesday evening visit - Belair Park; Potter's Field Porter; London Pale Ale; Bermondsey Best; Rhode Island New England IPA; and Barbe Rouge Single Hop. This looked a good variety of styles. I had pints of the Rhode Island and the Porter (£4.20 a pint) and both were in excellent condition.

This is the only one of the Bermondsey mile breweries that I've visited, but I suspect that the the real ale selection makes it one of, if not the, best.

On 23rd May 2019 - rating: 7
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