As anyone who's shopped at a farmers' market will attest, cutting out the middleman and purchasing direct from the producer isn't just cost-effective, it's a highly satisfying way of buying food and drink. Many of the new breweries in London are cottoning on to this idea and opening bars in their premises – and Redchurch's is better than most.
A mezzanine above the brewing equipment has been fitted out with the trappings of a proper pub, including a dartboard – a rare sight these days. All the brilliant brews from downstairs are available on rotation, including the epic Old Ford Export Stout and the uncompromising Great Eastern IPA at 7.4 percent. They're consistently superb, and as of early 2015 Redchurch has taken on a new head brewer (formerly of Beavertown) and been creating more experimental beers.
Food stalls set up out front, and there are live bands and DJs, too.