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Temple Brew House

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4 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
(7user reviews)
 (© Gemma Catlin)
© Gemma Catlin
 (© Gemma Catlin)
© Gemma Catlin
 (Gemma Catlin)
Gemma CatlinTemple Brew House Food

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Temple isn’t the kind of area you’d expect to find a basement beer ’n’ ribs joint: this is wine bar territory if there ever was one. But in among the law courts, olde-worlde Pepysian pubs and fancy new plonk purveyors, a set of stairs leads down to craft beer nirvana. At Temple Brew House you can find a wicked selection of keg and bottled beers from all over the shop – even sold in 2/3rds of a pint, which is novel for this part of town – as well as a good selection of own-brewed beers on cask. If you can ignore the endless throng of types who line the bar (par for the course round here), it’s a pretty great place for a central London tipple.


Address: 46 Essex Street
Price: Free
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 12pm-11pm, Thu 12pm-11.30pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-12am, Sun 12pm-10.30pm
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4 out of 5 stars

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4 / 5

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My husband booked this place a month in advance. After a redeye on out first night in London we walked 20 minutes in the rain, only to be turned away at 7PM because they do not allow children. My kids are 15 and 18 and as New Yorkers it never occurred to us that kids are not welcome! The webpage, open table and the confirmation email said nothing about this. We were hungry and tired and there are NO OTHER RESTAURANTS open nearby as this is a business district. It took an hour in the rain to find another place. Temple Brew, thank you very little for ruining the first night of our trip.


This was a happy surprise for us to find walking back into the City from Covent Garden. It was pretty hopping but we were able to sidle up on a table. Impressive beer selection and the food smelled delicious. If you want a table you may need to leave work a tad bit early but worth it! 


Temple Brewhouse is a well decent boozer in Central London, on the Strand to be precise. Excellent beer selection, with their own microbrewery in house! Food is pretty bang on as well, as long as you like the unhealthy (and delicious) stuff like chicken wings, nachos and burgers. 

The best bit of Temple Brewhouse is the many screens to watch the football - American Football included! 


A bit of a hidden gem - great beer selection, and they also do flights of beer, where you can order 5 different types and try smaller glass sizes.

Great spacious chilled out bar/pub with an impressive beer selection. Staff are knowledgable and friendly. The food is pricey for the quality although the chips are good and the sharing platters are great for groups


What a find!

Bf and I went here after receiving an email from Mr Hyde about local London brewery's and before we went out for dinner after work
It was only 6pm but already very busy - not many places to sit so we stood at the bar and eventually got a few bar stools
A great selection of beers including their beers brewed on site.
Also the option of getting a paddle which lets you try 3 different drinks - each a 1/3 of a pint 
I tried 3 of their own beers and all were delicious! 
Will definitely be going back!

I can confirm that you wouldn't expect such a place in the area, but it is definitely what has been missing. You get the feeling the basement pubs are supposed to be a bit run down, but the Temple Brew House is a gem. Not only there great selection of different beers, but also the interior is welcoming and warm. I have not yet tried the food, but everything that has been served around us smelled and looked really tasty.

The prices are reasonable for the area and you can happily loose track of time while sitting there.

It's a great place to have a drink after work or just stop by. I will definitely go back soon (luckily I work in the area).

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