Grosvenor Arms

Grosvenor Arms

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Brixton might be a culinary mecca, but (whisper it) there are few pubs in the area which get us properly, properly foaming with excitement. The Sympathetic Ear is one of them. The Grosvenor Arms is another.

Two guys enjoy a pint by the window of the pub, with jewel green walls and various beer gimcrack
One of the finest spots in Brixton for a crafty craft beer.

Stashed away down the delightfully Georgian Sidney Road, the Grosvenor is somewhat off the beaten Brixton track — although seeing as it's equidistant between Brixton and Stockwell tube stations, it's easy enough to get to once you know it's there.

Since discovering the pub in 2021, we've revisited a few times, not least because there's a whacking great selection of beers and ciders on tap (25 at a time, which might include Kernel, Buxton, Mondo, Brew By Numbers — plus Westons for the scrumpy brigade).

A glass of hazy Kernel beer
Kernel, we salute you.

The beery gimcrack (think Delirium Tremens mirrors, a wall blanketed with pump clips) show that these lot know their brews. They brew their own stuff too — in fact as well as slurping a pint of their Affinity lager, you can roll home a 7.5 litre barrel of the stuff, and keep the party going back at your place.

A row of taps and beer clip blanketing the back wall
They know a thing or two about beer here.

For entertainment, there's a pool table and Monday pub quiz — plus, on our visit, there were TVs showing three (!) different European footy clashes (with the sound down, so we could still chat).

Throw in some honestly-priced pizza, and you've got yourself a class act of south east London pub. For more of the same vibe, visit the nearby Priory Arms, which is overseen by the same people.

Visit the Grosvenor's website. Follow the Grosvenor on Twitter as @GrosvenorArms17

Address: The Grosvenor Arms 17 Sidney Road, London SW9 0TP

Monday: 4pm-11.30pm

Tuesday: 4pm-11.30pm

Wednesday: 4pm-11.30pm

Thursday: 4pm-11.30pm

Friday: 4pm-11.30pm

Saturday: 12-11.30pm

Sunday: 12 - 10.30pm

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