Hope, The

The Hope

Carshalton is a long way from the East End (philosophically, at least) but the beer range here is as good as most places there. From Dark Star to Thornbridge to Fyne to Kent to Magic Rock, all of British craft beer's biggest names are here on a regular basis in cask, keg and bottle. Unlike in Dalston, the clientèle includes a big chunk of the population who could be charitably described as middle-aged: proof that good beer is not just a hipster fad, as some would have it. Regular beer-themed events add further evidence of the Hope's commitment to beer. Every suburb needs (a) Hope.