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A Guide to the Blackhorse Road Beer Mile

The Blackhorse Road Beer Mile is the lesser-known beer mile of the two that are in London. Blackhorse Road is in Walthamstow and is accessible via the Blackhorse Road Overground Station. 

There are three ways in which you can take on this beer mile; from the station and starting at the first stop, or walking furthest from the station to work your way back to the station to get home, or the way we did it, starting at Yonder as it’s not a taproom/brewery, but they sell craft beers, and then heading to the end to work back to the station!

🧗‍♀️ Yonder
✒️ This is such a unique space! A community-led facility with amazing indoor climbing walls for all abilities, co-working for all, studio space for rental and a café serving some really great craft beers. On arrival, head upstairs and get a seat along the edge to watch the climbing walls in action.
🥯 Daytime menu offers snacks, hot and cold food, evening menu offers bar food and quick bites as well as sharing dishes.
⏰ Mon-Fri 7am-10pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm
📍 4-6 Hookers Road, London E17 6DP

🍻 Hackney Brewery
✒️  One of the largest breweries and spaces on the beer mile is Hackney Brewery, home to 20 taps serving the freshest of Hackney beers direct from the brewery alongside a mix of their favourites from the rest of the UK and parts of the USA.
🍕 Pizza Lovers London are on-site serving fresh pizzas on Thurs & Frid from 5-10pm, Sat 1-10pm and Sun 1-7pm
⏰ Mon – Wed Closed, Thurs & Fri 5pm – 11pm, Sat 12pm – 11pm Sun 12pm – 8pm
📍 Unit 10, Lockwood Way, London E17 5RB

🍻 Wild Card Brewery Lockwood Taproom
✒️ This could be the most well known brewery on the beer mile and this is likely down to Jaega Wise, the head brewer and co-founder of the brewery. She won 2018 Brewer of the Year from the British Guild of Beer Writers and has gone from strength to strength since!
⏰ Fri 5pm – 11pm, Sat 12pm – 12am, Sun 12pm – 10pm
📍Unit 2, Lockwood Way, E17 5RB​

🍷 Renegade Wine
✒️  OK, so this one isn’t a beer stop, but if you’re also a wine drinker then it’s well worth a visit whilst you’re nearby! They buy top-quality, hand-harvested grapes from vineyards around the UK and Europe, and make modern styles of wine at this very venue.
🍴 Seasonal menus from the on-site kitchen and Sunday Roasts
⏰ Thus & Fri 5pm – 11pm, Sat: 12pm – 11pm, Sun 12pm – 9pm
📍Unit 7, Lockwood Way, London E17 5RB

🍻 Beerblefish Brewing Company
✒️ Stocking a full range of their own beers based on nineteenth century recipes and tasting notes and gins (Limited Edition and Second Edition Hopped Gins), plus carefully selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from other producers.
⏰ Thurs 4pm – 10pm, Fri 14pm – 11pm, Sat 12pm – 11pm, Sun 12pm – 10pm
📍 Unit 2A-4 Uplands Business Park, London E17 5QJ

🍻 Exale Brewery Taproom
✒️ There are 10 taps serving up tank fresh beers straight out of the brewery but that’s not all, they stock natural wines, make banging cocktails, and host monthly quizzes, open mic nights, special tasting events and more.
⏰ Thurs 4pm – 11pm, Fri 4pm – 2am, Sat 12pm – 2am, Sun 12pm – 8pm
🥪 In house kitchen with rotating food vendors
📍 Unit 2C, Uplands Business Park, London E17 5QJ

🍻 Pretty Decent Beer
✒️ The largest of all the brewing spaces you’ll visit on the beer mile is home to Pretty Decent and their infamous beer slushies! If you’re not down for try the slushies, then there are 20 taps if fresh beer to pick from.
⏰  Mon & Tues 12pm – 6pm, Wed & Thurs 4pm – 11pm Fri & Sat 12pm – 11pm, Sun 12pm – 8pm
🍕 Their outside container kitchen hosts pizza from It’s Not Big Dough from Wed to Sun.
📍 Unit 10, Uplands Business Park, London E17 5QJ

🍻 The Brewer’s Bar at Signature Brew
✒️ Signature Brew are two-time SIBA Brewery Business Of The Year winners, and you can see why with their set-u; hosting live music and stand-up comedy and even home to rooftop bar whilst serving up their famous beers.
⏰  Thurs 3pm – 10pm, Fri 3pm – 11pm, Sat 12pm – 11pm, Sun 12pm – 8pm
📍 Unit 15, Uplands Business Park, E17 5QJ

🍻 Big Penny Social
✒️  Serving up a lot of their own beer plus a selection of wines and cocktails, there’s something for everyone at Big Penny Social. Live music, events for kids and stand-up comedy are always on the events listings too.
⏰  Mon – Tue 12pm – 11pm, Wed 12pm – 11pm, Thu 12pm – 12am, Fri 12pm – 1am, Sat 12pm – 1am, Sun 12pm – 10pm
🍕 Pizzas, burgers, salads, sharing plates and Sunday roasts
📍 1 Priestley Way, London E17 6AL

I'm Squibb Vicious, better known as Haydy!
Happiest with a craft beer in hand, eating til my heart is content or exploring somewhere new.
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