Craft Beer Company

Bars and pubs, Craft beer pubs Clapham
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Craft Beer Co SW4

It’s a joy to find a proper neighbourhood pub that serves a brilliant range of beers from small producers. Hand-crafted cask ales, guest kegs, and of course an array of exotic bottles. Not that you’d need recourse to the fridge when there are around 30 beers on tap, ranging from an easy-drinking house pale ale, through aromatic weiss beer, to sour, Belgian-style gueuze, all sold by the half or pint. This pub is beer-spotters’ heaven, the brews carefully curated by enthusiastic staff who treat the establishment as if it’s their own, despite it being the fourth in a small London chain (there’s a fifth in Brighton too).

Beer alone doesn’t make a good pub. There’s no sport on TV, because there are no TV screens. Instead there are board games, including Scrabble.

The food menu is prosaic, but the execution excellent. Burgers may be ubiquitous in every new London bar, but the version here by residents Forty Burgers gives many dedicated burger joints a run for their money with delicately glazed brioche buns, moist medium-well done patty and good details – we can particularly recommend the ‘bacon dust’ chips. Heck, you might even get to like the simply-furnished surroundings, down to the Astroturfed front yard with its white picket fence.

By: Guy Dimond


Venue name: Craft Beer Company
Address: 128 Clapham Manor Street
Opening hours: Open 4-11pm Mon-Thur; noon-midnight Fri; noon-1am Sat; noon-11pm Sun
Transport: Clapham Common or Clapham North tube, or Clapham High Street Overground
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4.7 / 5

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Jess D

It's open later than the others round about and they have heaters in the garden and are generally chilled.

Adam C

The best beer selection around by far! Friendly, helpful staff and a decent atmosphere

Ethan H

Great atmosphere, a gorgeous venue with great ideas. Also their ideas of what beers to put on are great.

Richard B

The only decent pub in Clapham.

Amazing beer garden

Very hard to find a decent pint in Clapham and then this place opened.

I quite like Bodeans which is nearby and always combine the two.


If you are hungry after a few pints-- no need to leave! The burgers here are fantastic and their parmesan chips are divine. Love the selection of suds and they have tap takeovers quite regularly. It is also mildly satisfying to watch people working out only to 'pop over' for a beer and burger :)

Nicola W

This is our number one choice after Dodgeball - Wednesday nights are busy at this place. The staff are friendly, the food is good and well priced.

Sarah J Peach

Despite the astro turf which may make it too try-hard for some, dismissable for others, this is a fantastic pub with a fantastic array of brews which the knowledgeable but not wanky staff will happily talk to you about and let you try before you buy. Don't fear the beardy-weirdies or the nuevo growth grotts - craft beer isn't all about being cool, it's bloody tasty.

James milkins

Easily the best pub in Clapham. Really pleased to have this place open up here. Great beers, wines and spirits on offer with impeccible service to match.