Blackhorse Beer Mile celebrates first birthday

Visitors who complete the mile tomorrow will receive a free “commemorative pint glass”

Big Penny Social (credit: Chris Coulson)

The “Blackhorse Beer Mile” in Walthamstow celebrates its first birthday tomorrow.

The Beer Mile in Walthamstow’s industrial area, Blackhorse Lane, consists of eight venues all within a ten-minute walk of each other: Big Penny Social, Signature Brew, Pretty Decent, Exale, Beerblefish, Hackney Brewery, Wild Card Brewery and Renegade.

On 30th April, visitors who get a stamp at each venue, in any order, will win a special commemorative pint class to take home. The taprooms will also celebrate with live bands and DJs throughout the day.

Exale (credit: James Sinclair-Smith)

The Beer Mile includes the UK’s “biggest beer hall”, Big Penny Social, which boasts a maximum capacity of 1,400 inside and 350 in its garden. The newest venue, which opened in December, is Pretty Decent.

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Waltham Forest Council has financially supported the Beer Mile, which it hopes will create an “urban buzz” in an area it hopes to see thousands of new homes built, spending £600,000 on a makeover for part of the mile last year.

To find out more visit the Blackhorse Beer Mile website here.

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