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Takeaway pints in London: pubs near parks serving beer on draught

Pubs in London are allowed to pour one out for takeaway customers to enjoy in the sun

Laura Richards

Pubs are closed, didn’t you know? Don’t worry – they’re back very soon. And in the meantime, some of London’s boozers have found a way to continue to serve their community in the best way possible: by pouring them a pint of the cold stuff to take away.

Many have been able to get the right licences in place to transform their pub into an offie, meaning they can sell fresh produce and alcohol to go. The same two-metre rule applies as it would in any shop, so there’s no standing at the bar for a natter – but what a good feeling to drink fresh from the tap again.

We’ve done the Lord’s work by rounding up all the London pubs near parks that are serving beer and other delights for you to take away. Grab a pint and head for some of that daily exercise – or a little sit – in the park. Or take it home for a sup in the garden   

Just remember: public facilities in the capital are still largely closed right now, so don’t get caught short. And many parks are closing at earlier times each evening. Aaaand the government advice is still to stay at home as much as possible, before you go getting any silly park-session ideas. And do make sure to keep up that two-metre distance while you enjoy your summer sipping in groups of six. One final thing to mention – many pubs are now encouraging you to bring your own pint glass along to help reduce the use of single-use plastic. Drop your local a line to see if they’re joining the #plasticfreepints movement.

Otherwise, though, it’s bottoms up!  

Victoria Park

The Lauriston

People’s Park Tavern 

The Hemingway

The Empress

Hampstead Heath 

The Duke of Hamilton 

Red Lion and Sun

The Gatehouse

The Stag

Southampton Arms

Brockwell Park

The Sympathetic Ear

Bullfinch Brewery

The Florence

Clissold Park

Clissold Park Tavern

The Prince 

Alexandra Palace

The Prince 

Greenwich Park

Admiral Hardy

London Fields

Pub on the Park

The Dove 

Cat & Mutton

Off Browadway

Forest Road Brewery (who also deliver to your door from their pint mobile)

The Prince Arthur

Primrose Hill

Prince of Wales

Clapham Common

Joe Public

Wandsworth Common

The Althorp 

Crystal Palace Park

The Alma 

Tooting Common

The Wheatsheaf

The Regent

Ravenscourt Park

The Duchess

Walpole Park

The Red Lion

Streatham Common

The Railway

Hilly Fields



Telegraph Hill

The White Hart


Peckham Rye

Victoria Inn

Herne Tavern

The Ivy House

Regent’s Park

York & Albany

Hackney Downs

The Star by Hackney Downs

Highbury Fields

Myddleton Arms 

Bethnal Green Gardens

Fugitive Motel

The Sun Tavern

Priory Park

The Maynard Arms

Finsbury Park

Faltering Fullback

Ropemakers Field

The Grapes

Other pubs away from the parks 

Old Ivy House, Clerkenwell 

Black Lion, Hammersmith

Please note, situations are changing on a daily basis, so please check with your local before heading along for a pint. 

Check out this incredible map showing all the public toilets currently open despite lockdown.

Don’t fancy heading out? Get the tinnies sent to you by checking our list of breweries delivering.


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