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Belleville Taproom, Wandsworth Common, SW12

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44 Jaggard Way
SW12
SW12 8SG
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Pub SignMan left this review about Belleville Taproom

This is a well-positioned brewery taproom located in a row of industrial units right outside Wandsworth Common station. The taproom has a slightly unusual layout in that you enter through the usual large shuttered front into a fairly empty space with couple of benches, low stools, pews and padded kegs serving limited tables. A staircase in the centre of the room takes you up to the first-floor bar area with the servery along the back wall and several rows of canteen-style tables and benches opposite and to the left. It was rather dark and very hot up here during my visit on a warm late summer afternoon, and most punters had opted not to stay up here once they’d picked up their drinks. The bar has a simple counter and keg taps lining the bar back with helpful boards above detailing the draught range complete with strengths and prices. The good weather meant most visitors were sat outside, where numerous canteen benches were available in the loading bay, supplemented by more padded kegs. It certainly seemed like a late afternoon suntrap despite the row of tall trees opposite, but this was offset somewhat by the roar of trains the other side of the fence opposite, as they raced to and from Clapham Junction. An eclectic range of tunes played through my stay ranging from bubblegum pop to heavy metal, which kept things interesting.
There were four Belleville beers available on keg dispense, plus three guests from the likes of Lost & Grounded and Wild Beer. I tried the Belleville Session IPA (£3.50 for two thirds) which was okay and the Thames Surfer IPA (£4.00 for two thirds) which was very enjoyable. The lone barmaid was very friendly and efficient, although a large influx of customers within a short space of time lead to quite a long queue developing at one point.
I liked this place and thought it was something a bit different from the usual factory unit brewery bars you see all over London. The beer also seemed to be pretty good based on what I sampled, and I’d be interested in checking out a few of their other brews. Not a bad spot to while away some time whilst waiting for a train, especially when considering the limited alternatives nearby.

On 25th September 2020 - rating: 7
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Jonathan G. left this review about Belleville Brewery Tap

Great place for a US Style Craft Beer! The Taproom offers 8 draughts on tap as well as all of their staple and seasonal cans. While they do offer some small pub snacks, they don't currently offer a full menu of food. They are however BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) and a lot of the local venues and all the food apps will deliver to their taproom. The Taproom itself is simple with no frills and doubles as the brewery's beer storage area. It has several tables, converted kegs as stools, large screen TV to watch sports/movies, and a really chill vibe. With the brewery next door, they offer tours and tastings as long as you email in advance. In general, the taproom is a nice, local Wandsworth brewery that isn't loud and is family friendly. They've expanded their hours to Fri 5-8pm & Saturday 12-8pm and said they are hoping to add more days soon. If your an American in the London or just a craft beer drinker looking to support a local venue, Belleville Brewing Co. & Taproom should definitely be a stop on your list!

On 13th January 2018 - rating: 9
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Rex Rattus left this review about Belleville Brewery Tap

The brewery tap is situated in a separate industrial unit a few yards down Jaggard Way from the brewery. The drinking area is up some stairs, and is furnished with a few benches, plus some old casks being utilised as chairs. In keeping with Belleville's ethos of producing USA-themed beers, the measurement served here is 16 US fl oz, which is what the Americans call a pint. This is less than an imperial pint, but more than two-thirds of a pint. Again, as in any bar in the USA, the beer here is served colder and fizzier than real ale in most pubs. The US "pint" is £3, which when scaled up makes an imperial pint £3.60, which is still reasonable enough. There were eight Belleville beers dispensed from taps behind the servery - the barman assured me that they were real ales (and I've seen them all dispensed from handpumps) but they had all the appearance of keg versions. But my "pints" of Little Critters Battersea Brownstone were nice enough.

They don't serve food, but take away leaflets are on the bar counter so that hungry customers can get a take away meal delivered. It is only open to the public on Saturdays, but is open all day.

This is like most brewery taps that I've visited - short on luxury but high on functionality. I'll probably end up in here again.

On 4th April 2017 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Wandsworth Common, 0.09 miles, 1 min walk (show)
Balham, 0.81 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Earlsfield, 1.48 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Belleville Taproom, SW12
25th Sep 2020, 16:52
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
20th Jan 2019, 19:37
Picture submitted by Rex Rattus approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 September 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 25 September 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Benches out on loading bay - last updated 25 September 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 20 January 2019 by Rex Rattus
  • Car Park : No last updated 25 September 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 25 September 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 25 September 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 25 September 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : No last updated 25 September 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : No last updated 20 January 2019 by Rex Rattus
  • Jukebox : No last updated 25 September 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 25 September 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : No last updated 25 September 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 25 September 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 September 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 25 September 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : No last updated 20 January 2019 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : No last updated 25 September 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 25 September 2020 by Pub SignMan
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