Brixton’s growing craft beer reputation


brewery scene with sign

If you ever find yourself in Loughborough Junction on a weekend, get yourself down to Clarkshaws. Open only on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 10pm, it’s the only chance you’ll have to visit this family run brewery, tucked away in yet another railway arch overlooking Wyck Gardens.

Previously brewing in Herne Hill, owners Ian and Lucy moved to this location in 2015 when the landlord was offering reduced rents to companies that brought something new to the area.

As well as the taproom, you might have seen them at some of our local fetes this summer, pulling pints from their mobile bar at Ruskin Park Dog Show and Camberwell Arts Fair, for instance.

Slightly off the beaten track, the locals who know about this community watering hole keep Clarkshaws alive. This summer they even have Loughborough Junction’s own Mike’s Cider on tap, made just around the corner by a regular at the brewery.

Whether it can rival their best-selling “Hell Yeah!” lager is yet to be seen, but with all pints costing £5, it’s definitely worth a trip to the junction to find out.

Favourite fellow Brixton Brewery: Jez & the team at Brixton Brewery

BEST FOR: Mini Kegs (great for a barbecue!)

When they’re not selling at a summer fete, you can find Clarkshaws at 497 Ridgeway Road, SW9 7EX