Seeking a pub approved by the Campaign for Real Ale? Take a look at the following selection of CAMRA pubs in London. We've picked the best options around for the real ale drinker, so before you venture out for an evening's pint, peruse our recommended list of CAMRA pubs in London.
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An historic pub in Plaistow, the Black Lion is Cask Marque accredited and is regularly listed in CAMRA's Good Pub Guide. It provides a selection of rotating real ales and it also popular with football fans due to its location close to West Ham's Upton Park.
59-61 High Street, Plaistow, London, E13 0AD
(020) 8472 2351
The main draw of the CAMRA award-winning Bree Louise is its real ales. Typically only one or two of these come from major brewers, the rest belonging to obscure microbreweries. They encompass a wide range of different styles, many of which are hard to find elsewhere.
69 Cobourg Street, Euston, London, NW1 2HH
(020) 7681 4930
Cask is sister to Craft Beer Co and has won the CAMRA West London Pub of the Year for its selection of cask ales and world lagers.
6 Charlwood Street, Pimlico, London, SW1V 2EE
(020) 7630 7225
This pub has had a cracking reputation for real ales over the years including those brewed in the area, helping the pub land a CAMRA LocAle accreditation.
23-25 New End, Hampstead, London, NW3 1JD
(020) 7794 2068
Four handpumps for real ale have helped this excellent pub in Dalston win plenty of CAMRA regulars. You can even pick up copies of the London Drinker on the counter.
119 Balls Pond Road, Dalston, London, N1 4BL
(020) 7275 7640
Edgar Wallace is famous for its excellent real ales, a choice of at least six, including their very own 'Edgar's Pale Ale'. A firm CAMRA favourite.
40 Essex Street, Temple, London, WC2R 3JE
(020) 7353 3120
This CAMRA-approved East End pub always offers a warm welcome, and plenty of draught ales, of course.
460 Old Ford Road, Bow, London, E3 5JP
(020) 8980 6992
Wetherspoons perhaps unfairly has a reputation for being just a cheap chain, but they are actually respected by CAMRA for their support of the ale industry, striving to continually introduce cheap guest ales for an average of less than £2 a pint every month.
1 North Road, Highgate, London, N6 4BD
(020) 8340 8054
This Crystal Palace boozer offers discounts to CAMRA members.
2 Anerley Hill, Crystal Palace, London, SE19 2AA
(020) 8778 4109
It has been CAMRA West London Pub of the Year several times, and in 2011 the Harp was awarded CAMRA's UK Pub of the Year, a first for a London pub.
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4HS
(020) 7836 0291
Island Queen is a CAMRA pub and stocks London Pride at around £3 a pint, along with two guest ales.
87 Noel Road, Islington, London, N1 8HD
(020) 7354 8741
This is a pub that cares as much about its cask ale offering as it does about keeping the regulars happy. They offer five real ales at any one time, two of which – Harvey’s Sussex and Timothy Taylor Landlord – are always available. No wonder it's a firm favourite with CAMRA members.
9 Chancery Lane, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6NR
(020) 8663 1031
Le Gothique is set within one of London’s architectural glories – the Royal Victoria Patriotic Building (RVPB). Le Gothique has Cask Marque accreditation and is consitently listed in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide.
Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, John Archer Way, Wandsworth Common, London, SW18 3SX
(020) 8870 6567
Properly kept and properly served, the Nag’s Head’s real ale has sold in growing volumes year on year. The quality is recognised by an annual listing in the Campaign For Real Ale’s Good Beer Guide.
9 Orford Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 9LP
(020) 8520 9709
The Red Lion has picked up a few CAMRA awards along the way including the Regional CAMRA Best Pub Award 2005.
92-94 Linkfield Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6QJ
(020) 8560 1457
As far as beer is concerned, this pub was listed in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide in 2010, and with good reason. They have a good range of cask ales including London Pride, Fullers ESP and Bengal Lancer.
39-41 Katharine Street, Croydon, London, CR0 1NX
(020) 8781 1134
This highly acclaimed pub has won a plethora of accolades, including CAMRA’s West London pub of the year award. It’s easy to see why.
6 Belgrave Mews West, Belgravia, London, SW1X 8HT
(020) 7235 3019
The Trafalgar picked up the CAMRA Greater London’s Pub of the Year for 2008.
High Path, Wimbledon, London, SW19 2JY
(020) 8542 5342
Seven ales are on offer at this historic pub in the City, including Deuchar's IPA and London Pride. It has been awarded CAMRA's East London and City Pub of the Year on three occasions.
1 Ely Court, Ely Place, Farringdon, London, EC1N 6SJ
(020) 7405 4751
Ye Olde Rose and Crown was voted one of CAMRA’s 2010 East London Pubs Of the Year and it has been awarded a Cask Marque for beer quality as well.
53 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London, E17 4SA
(020) 8509 3880