Beer Rebellion

Bars and pubs, Craft beer pubs Peckham
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A well-stocked craft beer bar in the slightly-less-trendy bit of Peckham.

There were fears that the recent closure of Penge’s Late Knights Brewery might spell the end for this rough-hewn boozer, under whose ownership it’s been since opening in 2014. Thankfully, the only effect it seems to have had is the absence of Late Knights beer on the bar, which, with the greatest of respect, is no huge loss.

Instead, across the 16 taps (six cask and 10 keg) you’ll find grog from south London regulars Fourpure, Siren and Gipsy Hill, plus some revered breweries from further afield in the UK; expect the likes of Arbor Ales, Magic Rock and Bristol Beer Factory.

Wise to the calibre of beer geekery that exists in Peckham these days, glasses of all shapes and sizes are neatly stacked up on a set of shelves to the right of the bar, and you’re invited to pick your own receptacle before ordering. So if you’ve always wanted to drink a 10% ABV imperial stout out of a dimpled pint glass, now you can (you maniac).

As well as the familiar scuffed up furniture within, there’s a decent sized seating area out front. Be warned, though – plenty of Peckhamites still prefer their booze out of a brown paper bag, and Beer Rebellion’s staff seem to have given up trying to kick them off their picnic tables.

For wintery months, though, this remains hot hunting ground for fans of great beer. So while the closure of a London brewery is always a terrible thing, there’s at least a silver lining for Queens Road drinkers.

By: David Clack

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Venue name: Beer Rebellion
Address: 129 Queens Rd
Peckham
London
SE15 2ND
Transport: Queens Road Peckham Rail
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Staff Writertastemaker

Great little venue with way more to offer than a wide range of excellent beers.


This little strip of Queens Road has been transformed in the last few years, some of it is a little too shiny and feels like the bankers are moving in (they are, no dobut) however Beer Rebellion out does the shine with pure charm. The staff are lovely folk, funny and friendly and very knowledgeable about the stock. 

I dont drink beer but there is always a delicious cider or two on the boards, a few decent sprits... enough to keep me going.


The crowd here is nice and mixed, you'll always spot the odd old bar fly inspecting the craft beers with that specific brand of dad-diligence. On the whole its a (not too) young after work gang. The outside seats are perfect for people watching on a summer evening!

Tastemaker

Nice addition to the neighbourhood with a good range of beers and ciders. On a warmish night, sit out front and enjoy the glamorous views of Queens Road.