Waterloo Tap

Sutton Walk , London, SE1 8RL

  • Waterloo Tap London restaurant bar craft beer
  • Waterloo Tap London restaurant bar craft beer

SquareMeal Review of Waterloo Tap

From the same stable as Euston Tap and Holborn Whippet, this converted railway arch is invariably packed. It’s unlikely punters are here for the tinny muzak, musty ambience or prosaic decor (bookies’ office-style high tables and a couple of circular booths) – nor for the view into the men’s urinal. No, what draws the crowd is the beer wall’s two dozen-plus casked and kegged amber nectars in constant rotation. When we visit, highlights include a brace from the Beavertown boys; juicy jobs from Gipsy Hill (Hepcat and Wayfarer); Aegir Longboat; Fyne Ales Vital Spark; Rothaus gluten-free Pilsner; and a dangerously quaffable malt-chocolatey oatmeal stout from Bermondsey micro, Brew By Numbers. Snacks from south London Scotch eggs experts, Pig & Hay, quickly sell out. At closing time, ‘train beers’ are what to tuck under your arm before making a dash for the 23.40 to Clapham Junction and all points south-west.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Waterloo Tube Station 75m

Waterloo Station 333m


Address: Sutton Walk , London SE1 8RL

Area: South Bank Borough etc

Opening times

Mon-Fri 12N-11pm (Thurs-Fri -11.30pm) Sat-Sun 11am-11.30pm (Sun -10pm)

Nearby Landmarks

B.F.I. London IMAX Cinema 73m

Hayward Gallery 232m


Telephone: 020 3455 7436


Cuisine: Bars

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