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The Beer Shop London (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Anspach & Hobday - The PatersbierExcellent1
Bad Seed - HustlerGood1
Brew Buddies - WokkaGood1
Bristol Beer Factory - SorachiAcceptable1
Cloudwater - Session IPAGood1
Harbour - Daymer Extra PaleExcellent1
Hop Stuff - A.P.A. (Arsenal Pale Ale)Acceptable1
Kernel - Pale Ale - AmarilloGood1
Moor - Nor'HopExcellent1
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPAExcellent1
Squawk - Pavo - Pale AleExcellent1
Weird Beard - Black PerleGood1
Moor - RawNot Tried0
Track - KarameaNot Tried0

Visits Details

07 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit after bus route confusion. Warned would be closing early but with plenty of time given to drink up.
Moor - Nor'Hop4.10ExcellentTaster measure
Squawk - Pavo - Pale Ale3.80ExcellentNicely rounded taste
Anspach & Hobday - The Patersbier4.10ExcellentFirst time I have seen this on cask. Great authentic Belgian Pale Ale
10 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. In my view a sea change in beer quality now it is served from a temperature controlled same level cellar room through wall mounted taps. Now has a rear standing room drinking area, 2 toilets and a garden, all great features.
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPA5.80Excellent4½* The most complex tasting version of this beer I have had, one to savour
Brew Buddies - Wokka4.80GoodDry tasting APA
Bad Seed - Hustler4.40GoodFaint hint of citrus but not enough to ruin it
17 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close on a drizzly murky night. The enthusiasm and knowledge of the licensees shows through. Pity about the constant recorded music, else it would be a classic Micropub.
Harbour - Daymer Extra Pale3.80ExcellentThe only cask ale on sale tonight. In lively condition
Kernel - Pale Ale - Amarillo5.30GoodOn KeyKeg dispense. More than £2 more per pint than the cask ales, lots of flavour but that tell-tale burp tells of trapped additional carbonation
11 Jun 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. No one in on this balmy night when I arrived perhaps because Euros football was on TV. If only they did not play loud music here it would tick all Micropub Association boxes. A Micropub in all but noise.
Cloudwater - Session IPA4.80GoodAnother beer bordering on being lemon juice. I'd like them all badged with a big warning sign "Tastes like lemon juice"
Bristol Beer Factory - Sorachi4.70AcceptableVery fruity but as flat as the proverbial pancake which is far less appealing. A problem with gravity dispense, might have been worth them trying "drop pouring" from a height to try to give some head and albeit short lived carbonation. If beer served flat like this easy to see how customers might migrate to the keg beers here
Track - Karamea4.20Not TriedCask too tilted for me to risk it
22 Sep 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Disappointingly no cask ale available after "a busy weekend". I tried a cask cider but it would have benefited from being cooler, the box sitting on the counter top. I like this place and it would be a Micropub but for the constant amplified music playing which means it does not meet the tenets and ethics of that movement in full.
31 Jan 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit having been given a tip earlier in the day that this might be a Micropub. Friendly keen owners. Would have liked the option of a straight glass but none available here. Ticks almost every Micropub box but with loud amplified music making conversation difficult it is disqualified by not shunning all forms of electronic entertainment - a key value of the Micropub Association definition.
Weird Beard - Black Perle3.80GoodApparently delivered with 4.3% on the clip but 3.8% on the cask
Hop Stuff - A.P.A. (Arsenal Pale Ale)3.80AcceptableAlmost poor as it was very hazy and did not have the condition I expect from Hop Stuff
Moor - Raw4.30Not TriedRan out

About The Beer Shop London

The pub sign. The Beer Shop London, Nunhead Green, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Nunhead Green, Greater London, SE15 3QF.

Opened in early December 2014 by beer enthusiasts, this former corner shop haberdashery and subsequently a recording studio is now an ale and cider house. The real ales were initially sold under gravity dispense from jacket cooled casks on 2 level shelving behind the bar counter with cider sold from boxes on the bar counter top. All real ale and cider is sold in handled pint and half pint mugs by default, ask for a straight glass if you want one. Pies, sausage rolls, Scotch eggs and pub snacks always available. Could be a micropub but for the habit of playing recorded music. In summer 2017 a temperature controlled same level cellar room was added and beers and ciders are now sold through wall taps just visible behind the bar. A small paved garden was added at the rear too then. Card payment only here, cash not accepted.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 14 different beers and tried 12 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE15 3QF