In 2010, our founder Gerry Hanratty opened the very first Bierschenke. His goal was to give Londoners access to a truly authentic Munich Beer Hall experience.
The desire for authenticity came from a respect of the rich traditions that have formed in Bavaria around the Beer Hall. The goal of any true Beer Hall is to foster a feeling of ‘Gemütlichkeit’, a sense of warmth, friendliness and good cheer. Beer Halls in Munich are usually run by a brewery, and are created as a space for people of all walks of life to come together and share good times over a stein of fresh beer and some hearty Bavarian cuisine.
To achieve an authentic Munich Beer Hall experience at Bierschenke, little expense has been spared. All of our furniture is real maple-wood, sourced from Munich, our sausages are being delivered from the best butchers in Germany, staff wear traditional leather lederhosen and dirndl and many of our staff are German nationals.
We are very proud of the food we serve, and our menu reflects time-honoured Bavarian tastes. However, the centrepiece of any Beer Hall is the beer! We work closely with the family run Müllerbräu craft brewery, from Neuötting, who have created four signature beers exclusively for Bierschenke. These beers, along with a number of German national favourites, really set Bierschenke apart in terms of authenticity and respect to the original Beer Hall concept.
Now, in 2019, we have 2 sites from which we offer guests the real Munich Beer Hall experience; Bierschenke Beer Hall at London Wall and the new Tower Hill Bierschenke Bierkeller. Come in today and see why we are the place for real Beer Hall culture in London.
Our four Signature Beers are brewed exclusively for Bierschenke by Müllerbräu in Neuötting, a family-owned craft brewery established in 1768. We expect to sell over 400,000 litres of these signature beers which include: Bierschenke Lager, Bierschenke Dunkel, Bierschenke Munich IPA and Bierschenke Wheatbeer.
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Germany has become one of the most sustainable countries, so it seems almost logical to adapt the environmental, economic and social awareness, we grew up with, to our German beer halls in London.
We pride ourselves for being sustainable. From avoiding food waste to correct recycling and of course treating employees fairly. We at Bierschenke understand the importance of that ethical duty.
First thing in the morning our pretzels are freshly baked, so you can enjoy them nice and crispy. Sadly, sometimes at the end of the day some are left over but that is surely no reason to throw them away! Our homemade pretzel dumplings are a perfect use for those unwanted pretzels and is another delicious way to fulfil their purpose.
To reduce food waste from the start, our experienced Chefs avoid over-buying food stock straight away and are utilising food at its best.
While others may peel their vegetables and dispose of the skins, we make our own stocks from them.
We Germans love a proper meal, so we offer filling portions and don’t let you leave hungry. However, in case you couldn’t finish your meal, we will offer you to take your leftovers home, of course in our recyclable paper boxes and bags. P.S. the same goes for your beer, which you can take away with you in our bioplastic cups.
So, we say goodbye after a long and lively night at ours and we will start cleaning and tidying up our beer halls, well aware to recycle correctly; separating glass, paper and general waste.
Lastly, humanity and integrity are an affair of the heart here at Bierschenke. This corporate culture is practised and demonstrated right from the top from the owner of the business and this is filtered down to every department by our managers. Regular staff parties, free staff food on duty, free access to a gym, flexible working hours, a fair share of the service charge between all employees, equality and diversity, the chance to grow and to feel safe, what more can we say except that we truly care! At the end the famous saying is true after all: Happy staff, happy customers.
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