Southwark has been a neighbourhood of brewers and inns for many centuries with those in charge having close connections to the local church.
Pilgrims stayed at the inns. Inn keepers attended the local church and were involved in the day to day politics of the area. Brewers also participated in local affairs; some helped fund work to the church.
Locals used the inns, worked for the brewers and even picked the hops.
Southwark's history and the story of St Saviours (Southwark Cathedral) are interwoven with the history of beer, brewers and inns.
Join George Hoyle in Southwark Cathedral and learn about brewing, it’s history in Southwark, and the links with the Cathedral.
There will be some songs and an opportunity to drink beer too…
This tour runs for an hour.
Please meet by the Cathedral Welcome Desk at 6.45pm.
Spaces are strictly limited so early booking is recommended.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The Cathedral is located a 5 minute walk from London Bridge Mainline and Underground Station. A number of buses also serve the local area and other underground stations nearby are Cannon Street and Monument.
Unfortunately there is no parking available at the Cathedral.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email the Visitor & Tour Officer Ruth Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes, no problem at all.