Thursday, 18 March 2010

Wandsworth Beer Festival

When I was looking for somewhere to hold our wedding reception it quickly became clear to me that I was fighting an uphill battle with places that I was going to see.

Even the venue in Putney where the caterers used to do the Beer Writer's Dinner were about as much help as a chocolate teapot (particularly loved that they sent me emails with the wrong name at the top and then repeated the mistake repeatedly - that's personal service for you!).

So, when I finally gave up going places, sat at my computer and typed an email outlining what I wanted to achieve from the event I got one response back and it was like being greeted by the world's most enthusiastic puppy at the idea of running a beer and food wedding reception from the owner of Le Gothique Mark Justin.

The day was fantastic, the beer and food matches were glorious and the service impeccable - I loved it.

Shortly after our wedding they ran their very first beer festival - sadly we were still on honeymoon for most of it but we made the last day and it was a genuinely jolly affair, with well-kept ales and a nice variety.

So, this year, I heartily encourage to head on down to Le Gothique in the beautiful Royal Victoria Patriotic Building and bag yourself a couple of lovely beers.


  1. I'll be there on the Saturday. It's a great venue for beer festivals and I've enjoyed the previous ones.

  2. Last years one was really good, nice bunch of people in good surroundings.

  3. Amazing- I'm getting married this summer, and when we went to the Halloween Festival at Le Gothique (before we were engaged) my fiance and I both sad what an amazing wedding venue it would be. We have ended up going for a huge pub for our wedding beer festival, but what a place!