Beer On The Common 2017 – Beer, Music Line Up and Site Map

We’re are very excited. Just one week until Beer On The Common 2017. BTW- You can pre-book your tickets HERE (and save 30%).

Here’s a preview of what we have lined up in terms of the beers and the live music acts. Plus a site map. For more about the event please visit our Eventbrite page or the event FAQ.


Our beer list has been carefully compiled by our very own beer sommelier Jamie. We are showcasing about 70 different beers from around 20 of our favourite breweries from across the UK. Plus we’ll have the entire range of Sambrook’s beers – both cask and keg.


Having collaborated with our friends at Flying Vinyl for their festival back in April, Craig and his team of music nuts are helping us to get some of the best up-and-coming London artists. We will also have Brewery favourite, DJ Huge back on the decks.


Here’s a map of the layout of the festival below.

HERE’s a handly Google Map of the location.

The nearest tube stops are Tooting Bec and Streatham and the event entrance is just off Dr Johnson’s Avenue about 10 minutes’ walk from each tube station and will be well signposted. Beer on the Common Location By public transport you can arrive via:

TRAIN: Balham Rail Station (20 min walk) or Streatham Hill Rail Station (25 min walk)

TUBE: (Underground): Tooting Bec Tube Station (10 min walk)

BUS: you can catch the 249 between Clapham Junction and Anerley or the 319 that runs between Sloane Square and Streatham.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Beer on the Common 2017

What is Beer on the Common? Beer on the Common is run by Sambrook’s Brewery in Battersea and is a fun event for all the family to celebrate our birthday. Focussed around a fabulous selection of beers, we have great music, kids’ activities, a Virtual Reality experience and a selection of street food. There is something for everyone and certainly our guests won’t leave disappointed, just check out our video from 2016.

What is the event timings? Beer on the Common opens at 12 noon on Saturday 9th September and closes at 10pm. Music and last orders at the bar will be at 9.30pm.

Where is Beer on the Common? We are holding Beer on the Common on Tooting Common. The site is located on the Western end of Tooting Common, near the corner of Dr Johnson Ave and Tooting Bec Rd. The nearest tube stops are Tooting Bec and Streatham and the event entrance is just off Dr Johnson’s Avenue about 10 minutes’ walk from each tube station and will be well signposted.

Beer on the Common Location on Google Maps

By public transport you can arrive via:

  • TRAIN: Balham Rail Station (20 min walk) or Streatham Hill Rail Station (25 min walk)
  • TUBE: (Underground): Tooting Bec Tube Station (10 min walk)
  • BUS: you can catch the 249 between Clapham Junction and Anerley or the 319 that runs between Sloane Square and Streatham.

How much does it cost? Early bird tickets are available via Eventbrite until the end of July priced at £5. From August tickets on Eventbrite will be priced at £12 per day. Tickets will be available on the gate priced at the full rate of £15 per day. Under 18’s will not be charged an entry fee to the festival but must be accompanied by an adult.

How do I buy tickets? You can buy tickets on the day at full price or discounted tickets through Eventbrite beforehand

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Are children invited? Absolutely, and kids under the age of 18 get free entry. Our festival is a fun festival for the whole family and there will be a selection of children’s activities during the day including inflatables, face painting a virtual reality experience and a selection of lawn games.

Can I bring my dog? Absolutely, we are a dog friendly event and encourage all well-behaved dogs on leads, to join the fun with us!

What is the beer selection? We will publish our beer list 2 weeks before the event. Our beer sommelier has carefully selected beers from a range of breweries around the country and we will have over 70 different beers available to try on the day. We only have a limited supply of each beer on the day, so if there is something particular to try, please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

I don’t like beer what else is there? Sambrook’s Brewery is based in Battersea and Beer on the Common is our annual birthday celebration, but there is plenty for those that don’t like beer. We have Cider and PIMMS alcoholic drinks, a selection of non-alcoholic soft drinks and plenty of tea and coffee. With our great line up of music and activities through the day there is plenty to enjoy for those that don’t want to drink beer.

Are there provisions for people with a disability? Beer on the Common is designed to be an inclusive event. If you have a particular need please do contact us beforehand so that we can make provisions on 0207 228 0598 or

Can I bring a picnic?  Outside food and drink will not be allowed to be bought in to the festival. There will be a large selection of food available to purchase at the festival. We reserve the right to run bag checks on entry to the site.

Can I cycle to the event? There are no specific bike stands at the festival but bike stands are situated around Tooting Common.

Drinking Alcohol Responsibly – We encourage everyone to enjoy the day and drink responsibly. Our staff will be running a challenge 25 policy during the day so if you are lucky enough to look younger than 25 please bring some ID with you and don be offended if you are asked for ID during the event.

Who can I contact for more information? The Sambrook’s Brewery team would be happy to help with any questions regarding Beer on the Common, please phone 0207 228 0598 or email admin [at]

Pubs in Greater London with Lavendaer Hill ale on cask June 2017

Sambrook's Lavender Hill
Sambrook’s Lavender Hill

Blue Anchor, Lower Mall

Glassblower, Central London

Grasshopper, Westerham

Hoop & Toy, Kensington

Nell Gwynne, Central London

One Tun London, Clerkenwell

Princess of Shoreditch, Shoreditch

The Shakespear, Victoria

Zetland Arms, Kensington

Balham Bowls Club, Balham

Chelsea Arts Club, Chelsea

The Cricketers, Richmond

The Roebuck, Borough

Teddington Arms, Teddington

Abbey Tavern, Kentish Town

Bree Louise, Euston

Clapton Hart, Clapton

Drapers Arms, Islington

The Queens Pub, Crouch End

Forest Tavern, Wanstead

Lord Tredegar, Bow

Pub on the Park, Hackney

Burlington Arms, Westminster

Florence, Herne Hill

Porterhouse, Covent Garden

Meet Craig, the newest member of our Brewing Team

Craig The Brewer
Craig The Brewer

We are very pleased to introduce you to Craig Buddle, our newest brewer who joined Sambrook’s in February. We sat down over a pint of Session and asked him a few questions:

Where did you work before Sambrook’s?

I worked at Speight’s Brewery in New Zealand and Loose Cannon Brewery, a snazzy little Ale/Craft brewery in Abingdon just outside Oxford.

What kinds of beers did you brew at Loose Cannon?

At Loose Cannon we made a mixture of Real Ales and Craft beers. While there, I created several beers including a Milk IPA (slightly sweet from the addition of milk sugar, with a big fruity aroma), Coffee Pale Ale (light amber pale ale with subtle coffee notes) and a Whisky Biscuit Ale (rich biscuit malts and aged for 5 weeks with whisky barrel oak chips).

 Where did you grow up?

I grew up in a little town just outside Wellington, the craft beer capital of New Zealand.

What hobbies or sports do you do?

I love surfing and snowboarding. I play a bit of football and managed to successfully break myself playing rugby

People would be surprised if they knew:

My moustache is real.

If you could have one superpower or circus skill, which would you choose?

Super speed. You could travel the world without needing to book flights, or any of that malarkey, and I’m pretty sure if you move fast enough you could slow down time so you nip out for a surf during a mash rest.

What’s your favourite Sambrook’s beer?

Sambrooks Black IPA, smooth and rich with a big hoppy punch.

Although I have heard some big talk about Lavender Hill, I’ve yet to try it so we’ll see.

When not drinking Sambrook’s what’s your favourite beer, tipple or soft drink?

I’m a bit of sucker for trying beers I’ve never tried, so tend mix it up, but when in doubt I’ll reach for a Guinness. When I’m not on the beers I dabble in a bit of rum, a quality Appleton Estate or a lazy Captain Morgan’s Spiced Gold.

Meet Ailie, our Shop and Brewery Assistant

Team Member Profile.

[note: we are planning to share profiles of team members here at Sambrook’s on an occasional basis…]


We are very pleased to introduce you to one of our team members – Ailie Miles who joined us back in May 2016. She’s in charge of the Sambrook’s Brewery Shop among other mixed duties, including managing our taproom cellar, orders for parties, weddings and events, and booking in tours. She’s also helping Sean in the brewery. We sat down over a pint of Junction Ale to ask her a few questions:

How did you first learn about Sambrook’s?

Through drinking a pint of Wandle many moons ago! It was in The Hope on Wandsworth Common.

Before working at Sambrook’s, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

Most people are a bit surprised when they find out that 7 months ago, and for many years prior, I was working as a TV Producer!

What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?

I lived in Hong Kong in 1998/99 and taught English in a high school. None of the kids wanted to speak in class for fear of getting things wrong and ‘losing face’, but would flood to the staffroom door for a natter at any available break time. More frustrating than weird!

Where did you grow up?

Near Edinburgh. So no, my accent is not Irish!

What hobbies or sports do you do?

Running about at work means 15,000 daily steps are normal before I add in any extra exercise! Outside of the brewery, I’m a very keen home brewer. I’m also a gardener, grow loads of fruit and veg and keep chickens for their eggs.

I love good design, collecting beautiful chairs and am completely addicted to playing Boggle.

People would be surprised if they knew:

That I used to teach tap and modern dance.

If you could have one superpower, which would you choose?

The ability to pause time. No question. I would abuse it so much!

What’s your favourite Sambrook’s beer?

Such a tough choice, but at the moment, it’s Junction on cask and Black IPA on keg. It changes all the time!

When not drinking Sambrook’s what’s your favourite beer, tipple or soft drink?

Unsurprisingly, I’m a huge fan of trying new beers and really love big, hop-forward flavours, whether in cask (I’m a CAMRA member) or keg.

I’m rarely loyal to brands, but working through the ever-changing taps at Brew By Numbers is always an interesting journey! Beer aside, I’m also a coffee addict.

Shameless Sales Pitch?

Ailie says: “our Brewery Taproom & Shop are little known gems in Battersea, why not pay us a visit!?”


12:30 – 6pm Mon – Fri
10am – 1pm Saturday


Thursday 5pm – 10pm
Friday 5pm – 10pm
Saturday Midday – 10pm

For directions or to contact us Click HERE. Cheers!

Happy New Year & Welcome to Sambrook’s New Blog

New Sambrook’s Blog.

First off let us wish you a Happy New Year! This is our first post on the new blog. Why a new blog? Well we need a place where we can share longer form information about what’s happening at the brewery, plans for year, new beers and much more. Many of these posts will be shared via our social media channels and email newsletter. So be sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. And keep an eye on our emerging YouTube channel – we’re very much looking forward to releasing our 1st Brewery Episode in a few weeks. For now we leave you with our Episodes trailer –