Camden Town Brewery

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  • Bar Bar
  • Shop Shop
  • Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access
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  • Eco Initiatives Eco Initiatives

Tour details

Thursday, 6pm, tours begin with a pint, before being taken around this modern brewplant, and returning to the bar for a few more beers.

Tickets can be booked here.

Opening times

Thurs-Fri: 4-10pm
Sat: 12-10pm

Closed

Christmas: 2013 - reopen on 12 January

Prices

Tour price: £12;

entrance to the bar is free. Minimum age: 18

Get in Touch

Tel: 020 7485 1671

www.camdentownbrewery.com

Twitter: @CamdenBrewery

Facebook: Camden Brewery

Camden Town Brewery
55-59 Wilkin Street Mews
London City of
NW5 3NN
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One of the pioneering new wave of London breweries, Camden Town Brewery came into being only in late 2010 when Australian Jasper Cupaidge followed up good feedback to his original homebrews in his Hampstead pub, The Horseshoe.

With brewing in the blood – his family owned the McLaughlin Brewery in Queensland – Jasper took the plunge and, rather than start small, went large and invested in a high tech stainless steel brewkit able to take him to the forefront of brewing.

Never afraid to head off free-style – why stick to any rigid protocol? – Jasper’s crew is always happy to include a twist – Black Pilsner anyone? – whether it’s something novel in the malt-bill to begin with, or the combination of hops thrown in, early, middle and late.

If all this sounds a bit New Age-y, Jasper isn't afraid to look back. Indeed, the first beer he made to serve in the Horseshoe, was for Pauline, erstwhile owner of McLaughlin Brewery. So 2012 saw Jasper tracking down and trawling through the archives of the original Camden Brewery. The result? Their 1908 Pale Ale, named in honour of the 4th Olympiad, the first to be hosted in London, was brewed specially for the 2012 Olympics. Originally a one-off special, there are rumours it might return... I hope so! 

Now his brewery takes over seven arches in Kentish Town. More tanks have been purchased to keep up with demand - they also make beer for a couple of restaurants/bars.

One arch has been devoted to their very own friendly bar, open Thursday to Saturdays. Opened in March 2012, this is the place to enjoy their regulars – don't miss their flagshop Pale Ale and one of my favourites, the Wheat Ale – or any of their adventurous specials. And if you're feeling peckish, while the bar is open, there's always a few street traders providing tasty fare outside to complement your beers.

Eco-friendly initiatives

Energy efficient brewhouse

Public Transport

Bus: 46
Train: Kentish Town West (0 miles), Camden Town (0.6 miles), Kentish Town (0.6 miles)

Accessibility

Although the brewery itself is ok for wheelchairs, the cobblestone street outside may not be so easy. 

Thanks to photographer David Collingwood for the use of his images in the slideshow above.

Visited: May 2011