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The Kernel Taproom, Bermondsey, SE16

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Arch 7, Dockley Road Industrial Estate
SE16
SE16 3FJ
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The Kernel Taproom Arch 7 The Kernel Taproom Arch 7 RT @pelliclemag: “Pale Ale was our most popular beer, and it took a long, long time for Table Beer to even pass IPA. Like, five years.” ht… 10:40 AM Nov 20th 2019 from Twitter for Android
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Moby Duck left this review about The Kernel Taproom

A plain and functional railway arch, the draw of course is the beer, few do it better. there were 13 keg beers available plus one cask from the solitary handpump, also a choice of a red or white wine for those who prefer.
the seating is comfortable enough, the trains running frequently overhead quite loud. I would always call in when in the area for the beer alone.

On 5th May 2023 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Kernel Taproom

Slightly more spacious railway-arch taproom, due in part to the brewery being located in a nearby unit and also because there is enough height for a small mezzanine at the front. Of course, the furniture is as spartan, and the decoration as minimal, as one would expect. Beer-wise, there were 12 craft keg brews in a range of styles and strengths, plus an excellent 5.8% cask Export India Porter hopped with Mosaic (£6.50).

On 22nd March 2023 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Kernel Taproom

Having closed down their original taproom in 2015, at the height of its popularity, the Kernel Brewery took a few years off before opening this similar venture, a couple of arches further along the line, in 2019. They certainly haven’t pushed the boat out with the new place – it must be one of the drabbest examples of this type of bar that I’ve seen – perhaps hoping to let the beer do the talking. The railway arch interior has a concrete floor, plain pine panelled walls and corrugated metal cladding over the vaulted ceiling. Hard fixed benches run down the right-hand side, with some wide benches in support, whilst a few high tables and stools fill in the gap down the left-hand wall. The bar is to the rear and has a plain counter, painted in grey, with a matching bar back beneath large beer boards. The bar counter has a water tap built into the front, with a small table of glasses next to it, which is perhaps to help calm down punters who’ve gone a bit overboard on the Bermondsey Beer Mile. A small bottle shop station has been set up next to the entrance, with a fridge full of bottled beer and a little cashier’s desk that saves those wanting takeaway from having to walk all the way to the bar. Stairs to the left lead you up to a very small mezzanine seating area with a few more benches and an elevated view out to the access road in front of the taproom, with the brewery itself visible on the other side of the road. There was a cracking hardcore punk soundtrack playing in the background, clearly for the enjoyment of the barmaid rather than the family of four or the old boy who made up the rest of the customers on this wet and windy February afternoon visit. The family were eating what appeared to be a charcuterie board, but I’m not sure where they got this from, as I couldn’t see food advertised – it may have been ordered in from one of the neighbouring food outlets.
The beer boards listed eleven Kernel beers and on cider, which I assumed would all be on keg dispense, so I ordered the Citra Vic Secret Pale Ale (£6.00 a pint), before realising that Table Beer was actually available on cask, with a lone handpull tucked away at the end of the bar. The Citra poured pretty hazy but tasted great, adding weight to the idea that you’re here for the beer, not the décor.
I’ve lost count of how many railway arch and industrial estate breweries I’ve visited, but this must rank as one of the least memorable from an interior decoration perspective. The beer’s great, the service is friendly and it’s an essential port of call if you’re crawling along the beer mile, but it couldn’t make much less effort to feel homely and comfortable, so the possibility of an extended session will depend on how much you like, and can afford, Kernel beers.

On 23rd February 2022 - rating: 6
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Rotherhithe, 0.94 miles, 18 min walk (show)
South Bermondsey, 0.98 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Wapping, 1.97 miles, 38 min walk (show)
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