13 of us set of from view tube on another sunny day for a tour this time of South London Breweries. First port of call was however the Husk Brewery in Silvertown–a rare Newham brewery! (Where another rider joined us) We then moved south of the river using the cable car that accepts bikes on board – I still get excited of the great views of London from the high points!
Passing Meantime brewery we followed the river westbound until we reached our first refreshment stop at Four Pure Brewery where some enjoyed food as well as the liquid refreshments on offer
–we then visited more breweries on the ‘Bermonsey beer mile’ as well as stopping at new Bianca brewery that had cycle themes, bike friendly owners & even a brewery tour of the new Spartan brewery where riders quizzed brewer on brewing process.
We then crossed river again via the iconic (but busy) Tower bridge to visit the recently opened Old st brewery in Bethnal green for our final tasting stop of day. We then crossed Victoria park passing Peoples tavern (Laines brewery) finally Crate Howling hopps & trumans & those remaining back to view tube on greenway!
In all we covered over 20 miles & visited 20 breweries/ tap rooms & 1 Cider house!
Approx 22 miles easy riding some off road with a few busy roads around Tower Hamlets / Hackney but mainly quiet. New east London breweries added this time -over twenty covered with some refreshment stops.
For those who would prefer to start in Forest Gate (and don’t mind missing the first 2 points on the tour, Mason & Co and Tap East), the first ‘refreshment stop’ is at Pretty Decent so you could meet Bill there at around 12.30. Please let Bill know ahead of time if you’re choosing this option, so that he doesn’t wait for you at the View Tube!
This Saturday you can watch royal wedding or ride around breweries!
22 mile ride around the breweries of East London. 3-4 stops along the way! We have added some new breweries to the tour & pick up a couple we missed last time! (22 if we can fit in!)
have tried to keep off road as much as possible and take in canals towpaths & cycle paths but will have to use busy roads at times. Will have a few ‘sample stops’ & time to eat also at breweries that provide -bring lunch if you prefer.
Details: over 18’s only -meet outside common cafe on greenway for 12 noon start, but numbers are restricted, so please book your place: