London now has nearly a hundred microbreweries in operation, most of these started in the last five years. Hurrah! We’ll drink to that. Not so good: they are nearly all a fixie-bike ride away from Hackney, so if you live in west London, your options are a lot more limited. Count your blessings if you’re in Acton though, as new owners have just installed a spiffing microbrewery in the historic George & Dragon. Elbow-benders can rejoice in new brews with names such as Achtung wheat beer, or Dark Matter stout.
Read our review of the Dragonfly Brewery.