• London is getting its own Guinness Storehouse, in Covent Garden's Old Brewer's Yaard

    guinness old brewers yard covent garden london

    Following in the footsteps of Dublin and Edinburgh, London is the next capital city to get its own huge city-centre brewery/distillery. Guinness this week announced they're spending £73 million building Guinness at Old Brewer’s Yard in Covent Garden.

    As the name suggests, the arrival of a brewery on this particular spot sees history coming full circle, as the space was once home to a brewery back

  • Camden Town Brewery bring in Theo Randall for their Camden Beer Hall menu

    camden beer hall food theo randall

    18/5/21 - updated with menu details

    Just before the pandemic hit last year we reported on the big changes coming to Camden Town Brewery's original site. Now, as they get ready to unveil it, they're finally revealing what to expect from the new Camden Beer Hall.


  • St. Felix Place in Borough is London's newest outdoor eating and drinking space

    st felix place southwark street

    From the team behind Flat Iron Square and Goods Way comes their latest alfresco project - featuring beer, BBQ, pizza and music

  • Bottle in Highgate Village is a wine shop worth seeking out

    bottle wine shop highgate village

    Hot Dinners first happened about new wine shop Bottle when we were up in Highgate just days before the current lockdown. The place had opened in November and, when we popped in to get something interesting to drink that night, we ended up chatting to the woman behind the counter and realised this place was worthy of greater attention.

    The place itself, in the heart of Highgate Village, was the brainchild of three

  • MEATliquor head to North Finchley for a lockdown drive-through popup

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    Updated 26/2/21

    What's a pub to do when it a) can't open and b) isn't allowed to sell its beer for takeaway? Well, one North London pub has hit upon the answer. They're going to do a big charity beer giveaway and they've teamed up with MEATliquor to help them do just that.

    Ten years after MEATliquor blew the doors off the London burger scene with their van in New Cross, they're returning to the pop-up

  • Kraft Dalston sees German Kraft Brewery and Le Bab team up for restaurant and microbrewery

    le bab and kraft brewery at kingsland locke dalston

    Aparthotel company Locke are clearly worth watching. Their Bermondsey building houses the new Dairy, their Aldgate hotel is currently the new home for plant-forward popup ...

  • London and the UK's best beer, delivered

    beermerchantsTo help you get the most interesting beer delivered and let you try new things - we've gathered together some of the best online shops and subscription services as well as showcasing some of London's best breweries.  

  • 40ft Brewery to celebrate reopening in Dalston with a 6ft beer

    40ft Brewery to celebrate reopening in Dalston with a 6ft beer

    While we're obviously very excited that restaurants are about to reopen, we're also just as giddy about the pubs, bars and taprooms returning across the city. And one of our favourites of the latter is definitely 40ft Brewery in Dalston. They're not only reopening their outside space, but they're also introducing a new drink to emphasise the required social distancing. 

    The 6FT is

  • London’s best drinks… wine, beer, cocktails, bars and more...

    London’s best… wine, beer and cocktail delivery servicesWhether you want a case of some interesting natural wines delivered, need to overhaul your drinks cupboard or fancy going out for cocktails, it's all here in our comprehensive guide to the best drinking to be enjoyed in London. 

  • Hackney now has a roving pub service serving freshly poured pints

    Forest Road Brewing start mobile pub service

    Despite the Prime Minister talking about a potential July opening for some hospitality businesses, most people suspect that pubs - particularly those without big beer gardens - will be among the last places to emerge from lockdown. That's a long time to wait for a pint. Which is why East London's Forest Road Brewing Company has come up with an idea.

    Their mobile pub will bring you a freshly poured pint direct to your door. Pint

  • Get beer from your favourite London restaurants at home, including Bao, Salon and more

    Get beer from your favourite London restaurants at home, including Bao, Salon and more

    The latest lockdown version of "let the restaurant come to you" comes from delivery beer company Biercraft. They've teamed up with a pretty impressive list of restaurants, creating cases featuring the very beer that they used to serve in the restaurants they supplied pre lockdown. 

    First up is the

  • Cyber Fest - a virtual beer fest - is coming

    A virtual beer fest is coming

    Obviously, there aren't and festivals happening right now - particularly beer festivals. But that isn't stopping beer delivery service Beer 52. They're launching a virtual beer festival, Cyber Fest, where you can drink along at home. 

    You'll be able to order the beers in advance (12 of them) and the virtual festival takes place between 6 and 10pm on 17 April, live-streamed online. There will be virtual, back-to-back tastings and

  • Signature Brew are using musicians to deliver a pub in a box to your home

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    Already missing enjoying a beer down your local? As social distancing and pub avoiding kicks in, one London brewery has come up with a solution.

    Walthamstow's Signature Brew has decided that it'll "bring the pub to you". Their Pub In A Box features a selection of their award-winning beers, with glassware, snacks, a music quiz and exclusive playlists curated by music journalists to accompany the beers themselves.

    And while you can get

  • Big changes are coming to Camden Town Brewery including a new restaurant

    Camden Town Brewery revamp plansCelebrating a decade since they opened in 2010, Camden Town Brewery will re-open under the railway arches with a revamped space that houses not just their award-winning beers, but their first restaurant, an extended taproom and immersive brewery tours.

  • Mikkeller and Rick Astley are opening the Mikkeller Brewpub in Exmouth Market

    mikkeller and rick astley brewpub exmouth marketCult Danish brewer Mikkeller have teamed up with Rick Astley once more, but their second London bar will also feature a brewery and a restaurant.

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