Where to drink this Bank Holiday


With a wonderfully long weekend upon us, coupled with the weather forecast looking mighty fine (fingers crossed that hasn’t jinxed it), we’ve curated some Small favourite spots across London and beyond to enjoy a good, cold, pint (what else are Bank holidays for?). 

Whether you’re after moments spent on a sparkling new Thames-side terrace, or tucking into a moorish Sunday Roast that will make your Mum jealous, or perhaps basking in the delights of a brisk sea breeze...Small Beer has you covered.

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+ North: The Queens, Crouch End

Lean into August Bank Holiday vibes with a weekend-long BBQ, no matter the weather, at The Queens.

+ North: The Lighterman, King's Cross

Feel the Regents Canal Riveria vibes (yes, that’s a thing now!), with this water-side terrace in King’s Cross. The menu features modern British delights with seasonal and sustainable produce at the forefront.

+ East: Mare Street Market, London Fields

More of an East London Pilgrimage than mere ‘brunch spot’, this sprawling bar is a bingo of everything we love right now - bar, cocktail, vinyl store, coffee shop, barbers… you get the idea.

+ East: Three Sheets, Dalston

One for the evening, Three Sheets offers a constantly rotating cocktail list using seasonal ingredients and offers a thirst to lead the way on the next big bar trends.

+ South: The Palmerston, East Dulwich

Known for offering up one of the best Sunday Lunches south of the river, The Palmerston is a standout for offering cosy rooms with (rainy day ready) fireplaces.

+ West: The Steam Packet, Chiswick

A new addition to London’s river-side pub line up, this spot offers a sunswept balcony to kick back and watch the Thames flow by.

+ West: The Grosvenor, Hanwell

Step back in time with oak panelled walls and classic British pub cuisine, or if the weather is on our side, head for the enormous beer garden out back.

+ West: Aragon House, Chiswick

Make the most of every summer ray the bank holiday throws at us on one of the largest (and best decked out) beer gardens in this part of London.

+ Central: Kings Stores, Liverpool St

If sports is on your mind, this is the pub to head for - showing a full lineup of live games all weekend long on more screens than you can wave an ice cold beer at. Also get the sausage rolls here, trust us...

+ Central: Hamyard Hotel

Looking to treat yourself over the long weekend? - the Ham Yard offers one of Central London’s finest hotel bars, or step back in time for a game on their vintage 1950’s American Bowling Alley in the basement.

+ Out Of London: Wyatt and Jones, Broadstairs

Escape to one of Kent’s finest seaside towns, brimming with nostalgic, fresh aired, ‘any where but London’ charm. Wyatt & Jones offer a stand out menu with their seasonal and local dishes served right by the sea. Only 80 minutes out of King's Cross.

+ Out Of London: RHS Wisley, Woking

A little tricky to get to but well worth the adventure, RHS Wisley is one of the largest country gardens in the South East offering a breath of fresh air along with a game-changing restaurant to checkout.

+ Out Of London: The White Horse, Chilgrove

Tempt yourself to a night away with a stay in the stunning South Downs, surrounded with long country walks and more country pub vibes than you'll find this side, of, well the South Downs.

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James Grundy