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Temple Brew House

(formerly Bierpalast)

46 Essex St

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Opening Times


Monday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - Midnight
SaturdayNoon - Midnight
SundayNoon - 7.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon 4pm - 10pm
Tue - Sat noon - 10pm
Sun noon - 7pm


City Pub Company

About the Pub

This basement bar, just off the Strand and Fleet Street, is run by the City Pub Group and continues their development of micro-brew pubs, joining the Good Beer Guide-listed Bath Brew House and the Cambridge Brew House, with the on-site Essex Street Brewery.

The 5-barrel brew house is visible from the bar area and at street level. There is usually a gluten-free and vegetarian option.

This is a single room bar with minimal decor that exhibits signs of architects 'arrested decay', novel lighting and schoolroom style furnishings, with some tables set aside for dining. It's generally quiet during the day though it does get noisy of an evening.

There is a wall of 16 keg fonts that include 12 craft beers, two mainstream lagers (Amstel and Heineken), and a house cider. In addition the venue offers a large selection of canned and bottled beers. Flights of beer on tasting paddles are normally available. There is sports TV for the big sporting events.

The Temple Brew House was beer pub/bar of the year winner in the John Smith's Great British Pub of the Year 2017 awards, and winner, Best New Pub, Shortlist Pints and Pistachios Awards 2015. In 2019 after a close-run contest it was second-equal placed in the West London branch Pub of the Year awards.

The venue has in the past run events such as Oktoberfests and Freshers' Months, see their website for details. It may also open early for major sporting events. There is a gift shop if you want a souvenir of your visit! The venue offers a discount to students and key workers who use the City (Group) Club app.

Daly's Wine Bar, adjacent to the Temple Brew House, is under the same ownership.

Historic Interest

The area was formerly Essex House and its grounds, and re-developed in the 1670s and 1680s by entrepreneur Nicholas Barbon. Little from that era survives, with embankment and building in subsequent centuries. Note though that the basement is said to be the original street level.

Regular ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Temple Brew House --varies-- (Up to five beers under the Temple Brew House name)

Changing ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Sambrook's --varies--
  • Tiny Rebel Cwtch

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Not Mondays.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Not Sunday.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Events Events

    Brewery tours, occasional tap takeovers, quiz.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Darts - interactive!

  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Outside at street level.

  • SportsTV Sports TV

    BT & SKY - Two screens and surroundsound for sports.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Temple Brew House

46 Essex St

Sat Nav Reference

51.512964, -0.113068


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (50m)

TfL: 11, 15

Nearby Station (825m)

London Blackfriars

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (325m)


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Temple Brew House

46 Essex St

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Pub
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Dog Friendly
  • Events
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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