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London Pubs That Serve Gluten-Free Beer. Welcome to our series on gluten-free eating and drinking in London, highlighting London’s best gluten-free restaurants, bars, pubs and food shops. It’s thought that 1 in 100 people in the UK have coeliac disease. Given London has well over eight million inhabitants, a bit of basic maths suggests around 80,000 people in the city fall into this category.

Add on all those people who have other gluten allergies and intolerances, and that’s a lot of demand for gluten-free food and drink — yet it’s not as prevalent as it should be. Gluten-free beer is readily available online, with numerous breweries crafting beers that make the grade — yet still it’s pretty bloody tricky to find in a pub. We’ve scoured the internet, crawled pubs, spoken to brewers and shouted about our plight in order to put together this handy guide to where to find beer sans gluten in London.

Note, we've marked with a ★ the pubs where there's a choice of two or more beers. On tap Central North East South West. A local pub for local people: 'Micropubs' are catching on - Features - Food + Drink. But Hillier thought it over and changed his mind, and in the process he may have created a new model for the pub business, one that is already proving influential across the country. Hillier's pub is far from the average. There's no music, no lager, no jukeboxes, fruit machines or gastropub food.

Most importantly of all, it's tiny – it has to be; it used to be the village butcher's shop. He calls it a micropub. "There are loads of things in ordinary pubs that you just don't need," he says. That was before the smoking ban in pubs was enforced in 2007, but it was another piece of legislation that was vital in helping Hillier and those who have followed him in setting up pubs. "There are only four reasons why someone can object to you getting one: health and safety, law and order, protection of children and you've got to have been a good boy in the past. Hillier's pub was an immediate success, winning the Campaign for Real Ale's East Kent pub of the year on two occasions. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The Ten Best Craft Beer Pubs In London.

The Southampton Arms. It can’t have escaped the attention of many pub-goers that London has experienced something of a beer ‘renaissance’ over the last few years. Some observers adopt even stronger hyperbole, referring to it as a ‘revolution’. Either way we’ve seen a massive surge in the popularity of non-mass-market beers in London, accompanied by a huge increase in the number of local independent brewers – there are currently around 50 commercial brewers operating within the M25, most of whom have sprung up in the last few years. So it seems that lovers of good, independently-brewed beer are almost spoilt for choice in London. But amongst the ever-increasing number of pubs selling craft beer, which, if any, are the best? Somewhat pedantically, before we try to answer that question we need to establish some criteria.

So, in no particular order, here are what we currently consider to be the 10 best craft beer pubs in London. The Southampton Arms, Kentish Town The Harp, Covent Garden. The places where the pubs are boarded up. 13 August 2013Last updated at 20:43 ET By Brian Wheeler BBC News Magazine, Blackburn The Great British Beer Festival is under way - a celebration of real ale and British pub culture.

But in some parts of the UK, pubs are in perilous decline. "After a match we often meet our wives for a quiet drink in the local. " It was probably stretching credibility, even in those supposedly more innocent times, to imagine a national sporting icon, a hero of England's World Cup winning team, playing darts in his local pub.

But however dated and clumsy it looks now, Bobby Moore's late 1960s TV ad urging couples, like him and "Mrs Bobby Moore", to "look in at the local" captures a turning point in the nation's drinking culture. The local pub, a traditional bastion of male-dominated working-class life, was having to adapt to changing times. Forty years later, it is still a feature of life in the UK, but there are some parts of the country where it is dying. Regulars are increasingly thin on the ground. Craft beer bars in London – London pubs and bars – Time Out London. The London pub – pass notes No 3,264. Should the London pub get Unesco World Heritage status? | Art and design.

The London pub. As deeply connected to the city's cultural identity as double-decker buses, beefeaters and busby-topped sentries – and a darn site more useful. London would be nothing without its immortal inns and timeless taverns, amazing alehouses and brilliant boozers. But across town these stalwart social institutions are being threatened, replaced with cloned, characterless bars or else demolished to make way for blocks of flats. And that's why a group of students from the landscape, architecture and interior design courses at Kingston University want to see them protected, by applying for Unesco World Heritage status for the London Public House as a 'type'. The school, led by architect Daniel Rosbottom, has chosen world heritage as the theme for the year, which saw students begin with a quick-fire project based on the London pub to open up questions about where heritage resides and the effects, intended and unintended, that designation might have.

London's best brewery tours - Features. The best bars in the world | Travel. American dive bars Jumbo's Clown Room, Los Angeles Above a windowless red-brick wall in an East Hollywood strip mall, the faded sign for Jumbo's Clown Room looks like it might have been stolen from a disused fairground. Jumbo, one imagines, was not a nice clown. A picture of a burlesque pin-up girl beckoning from inside a cocktail glass attempts to lighten the tone, but even she looks worried, possibly drowning in champagne rather than waving. Inside, Jumbo's has all the features of a classic dive bar. The drinks are stiff and cheap. Regulars hunch in dark corners while hipsters from all over the city jostle among the historic ephemera – grinning clown dolls and photographs of scantily clad women.

Legend has it David Lynch wrote the screenplay for Blue Velvet in the back corner booth, which gives a good sense of the sleazy, cinematic ambience. Be warned, though: it's odder than your average dive. Proper British pubs The Albion ticks all those boxes and a few others. Mexican tequila bars. London's best beer gardens - Bars. We've rounded London's best beer gardens, some included for their bucolic atmosphere and fine foliage, some for their summery drinks or irresistible barbecue food, some for their riverside locations – and even a couple for their water features. For a quick and easy overview, check out our map of London's best beer gardens. Best beer gardens in North London The Albion Halfway between Upper Street and the Caledonian Road, this Georgian boozer has an olde-worlde English charm entirely in keeping with its name.

It’s far enough from the main thoroughfares to ensure there’s barely a whisper of traffic noise to be heard at the wooden tables in the walled beer garden, with its trees and colourful flowers. Alwyne Castle There’s plenty of space for alfresco quaffing in an enormous front garden that spills down the sides of this friendly pub. Earl of Essex On a summer’s day, head to the walled rear garden of this Islington pub and bask in the evening sun. The Edinboro Castle Faltering Fullback Stag. London’s Best Beer Gardens Mapped. The Dolphin, Sydenham.

By M@. Sitting outdoors with a good, honest pint is one of the timeless joys of London. Fortunately, our city is blessed with hundreds of al fresco drinking spaces, from tiny roof terraces to sprawling gardens. Land value being what it is, you’re most likely to find the bigger, more verdant types the further out you go, although there are plenty of beauties in the inner suburbs. Our map below is a work in progress. View Larger Map If you’re looking for recommendations, rather than a map of ideas, Time Out and VisitLondon have good guides. Please add further suggestions in the comments below, and we’ll add them to the map. Buy the Londonist Book of London Pub Crawls for less than the price of a pint. See also: This article is part of our Best of London Food and Drink series.