January can be a particularly good time to visit the pub if you’re looking to not drink alcohol, as lots of places put some extra focus on their alcohol-free drinks selection. We wanted to pick out some of our favourite venues, as well as let you know about how you can find a great spot near you.
If you’re looking for some specific recommendations, we picked out some local spots from across the country:
Fugitive Motel in Bethnal Green set out to create a bar that catered for the whole spectrum of ABV, resulting in one of the most extensive alcohol-free beer fridges you’ll ever come across. And The Understudy on Southbank will be pouring kombucha on draught throughout January alongside their exciting new alcohol-free spirits collection featuring new brands like Lyre’s and Everleaf. They will also be one of the venues launching Lucky Saint’s new draught lines.
With a sister site in Manchester, Bundobust serve up amazing Indian street food alongside a range of unique non-alcoholic cocktails and a rotating selection of alcohol-free beers (meaning there’s always something new to try). They’ve even got a collaboration with Cloudwater Soda coming out in 2020 which will definitely be worth keeping an eye out for.
Situated in the gorgeous Brecon Beacons, the Felin Fach Griffin combine award-winning food with an alcohol-free selection to back it up, making it more than worth the drive. If you’re looking for more of a bottle shop vibe, you’ll be able to find our good friends Drop Bear Beer at Stori Beers in Bala.
The Gate in Glasgow caught our attention for going entirely alcohol-free on Mondays but they’ve got a great range throughout the week including Harviestoun’s Wheesht for any dark beer fans and the Aecorn range. Also in Glasgow, the Bavaria Brauhaus has a wonderful selection of the best alcohol-free beers that Germany has to offer including classic styles like Paulaner Hefe-Weiss and Schneider Weiss.