Craft Beer Co. Islington

55 White Lion Street , London, N1 9PP

SquareMeal Review of Craft Beer Co. Islington

A sympathetic refurb in scarlet and forest-green has breathed new life into this backstreet boozer, but it’s the fantastic range of craft beers that turns this local into a destination for ale aficionados. As with Craft Beer’s other outlets, the big pull is a prodigious array of bottled artisan brews, plus a serious set of 24 draught taps. Bermondsey’s Kernel and a host of new-wave native microbreweries line up for Britain, while Belgium is represented by Lambic, Geuze and Trappist beers from the likes of Westmalle Abbey. There’s a strong Scandinavian team and America also plays a blinder: Hoppin’ Frog’s head-mangling BORIS the Crusher (‘bodacious oatmeal Russian imperial stout’) is one of the folksy standouts. Wines from £15.95, Scotch eggs, epic meat pies (try the chorizo version), twinkly-eyed service and a patio garden complete the appealing offer.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Angel Tube Station 284m

Kings Cross Thameslink Station 561m


Address: 55 White Lion Street , London N1 9PP

Area: Islington Barnsbury

Opening times

Mon-Thurs 4-11pm Fri-Sun 12N-1am (Sun -10.30pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Crafts Council 129m

Vue Cinema Islington 331m


Telephone: 020 7278 0318


Cuisine: Pubs

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