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8th November 2023

FREE EVENT: Christmas Carols Concert At The Arch House, Bermondsey, Anspach & Hobday


Join us to mark the official start of Christmas with our legendary evening of Carols at The Arch House.

In keeping with tradition, The Carols will be held on Friday December 1st, at The Arch House from 3pm with songs beginning at 7pm, with free entry.

As ever, the illustrious Matt The List has put together a cohort of exceptional voices to lead the festivities.

Our classic Christmas beer, The Pfeffernüsse Stout, will be pouring alongside our new festive beer, A Christmas Pale, and a variety of A&H classics. On the night, we will be collecting donations for Music Masters, a music education charity which works with schools, teachers and arts organisations with the aim of making music accessible to all.

What: Anspach & Hobday’s annual Christmas Carols

When: Friday 1st December from 3pm, songs from 7pm

Where: Anspach & Hobday: The Arch House, 118 Druid St, Bermondsey, SE1 2HH

How Much: Free Entry

Independent Craft Brewery Anspach & Hobday ring in the season with their annual Christmas Carols celebration at The Arch House in Bermondsey

Billed as London’s most novel carol event: Independent South London-based craft brewery Anspach & Hobday are celebrating the festive season by throwing their annual Christmas Carols celebration at their brewery tap room in Bermondsey, complete with their annual Christmas beer being served – The Pfeffernüsse Stout, and the launch of a new, festive-spiced Pale Ale; A Christmas Pale.

The event will be taking place on Friday December 1st from 3pm with songs from 7pm. Patrons will be able to sample the annual Christmas brews along with mince pies, festive cheer and a selection of kegs from deep within the Anspach & Hobday archives.

Anspach & Hobday have held their annual Christmas Carols since the beginning of the brewery in 2014, making this the ninth event held at the brewery. Anspach & Hobday have worked with Matt The List to find the finest voices of our time, and he will be leading the choir and crowd through verse after verse.

The Pfeffernüsse Stout is Anspach & Hobday’s original Christmas beer, and is inspired by the traditional tasty German Christmas ‘peppernut’ biscuit of the same name. Anspach & Hobday’s seasonal special brings together a rich, malty stout with the perfect blend of festive spice. Ginger and cinnamon dominate the nose with biscuity malts and warming spices joining on the palate.

For those who prefer a lighter beer, A Christmas Pale is a delicately spiced festive Pale Ale, with aromas of ginger, spicy orange, and citrusy hops.


Founded by childhood friends Paul Anspach & Jack Hobday, Anspach & Hobday launched in Bermondsey in 2014. Anspach & Hobday is best known for its Porters and Stouts, specifically its founding beer, The Porter, and more recently, its independent nitro Porter, the London Black.

The brewery epitomises London craft beer, bringing together tradition with modernity. In 2019 Anspach & Hobday set up their Croydon Brewery following on from their 2018 crowdfund (542 investors, £525,250 raised, £3m valuation).

Following on from their 2021 crowdfund (869 investors, £661,262 raised, £4.9m valuation), Anspach & Hobday installed a new 40HL Brew house, with a focus on supporting the demand and growth of their popular independent nitro porter, London Black. The London Black has gone on to be listed at over 200 pubs across the country, and has begun to pick up listings across the continent.

Inspired by traditional styles, remade for the 21st century beer drinker, Anspach & Hobday is known for its diverse range of beers. Brewing everything from historic ales and porters to experimental sours and IPAs. All of our beers are vegan friendly and made using renewable energy.

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Contact: Paul Anspach,

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