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Tom Powell

Tom Powell

Beer editor

Tom has a voracious appetite for junk food, offal and gratuitous slabs of grilled meat. He also has an incredibly fast metabolism, so you wouldn't necessarily notice it. In his spare time he enjoys wine, beer and brown liquor. To be honest, he enjoys them on company time, too, because he looks after Foodism's beer content.

Tom Powell's articles

5 of London's oldest and most iconic bars and restaurants

Having stood firm for decades, and in some cases centuries, it's safe to say London's oldest haunts are worth a visit

Cora Pearl, Covent Garden: restaurant review

Second restaurants can be tricky, but Cora Pearl – the new site from the team behind Kitty Fishers – brings complex comfort food with a note of naughtiness to Covent Garden

An inside look at the Scottish island of Raasay's first legal distillery

We visit the first legal distillery on the Isle of Raasay to learn how tradition and history are influencing the birth of a very modern whisky

The beginner's guide to scotch whisky

Wondering where the scotch whisky regions are, or why scotch tastes different from place to place? This guide to Scottish whisky is the one for you

Redchurch Brewery, Bethnal Green: brewery review

Looking for breweries in Bethnal Green? You've lucked out with Redchurch, an experimental sour beer brewery, taproom and restaurant space in East London

Truman's, Hackney Wick: brewery review

The one-time biggest brewery in the world reopened in Hackney in 2013, and now its Fitzrovia taproom is bringing Truman's beer back to London pubs

Best outdoor cooking accessories for summer 2018

From bottle openers and BBQ tools to mean, charcoal grilling machines, we've got you covered for gourmet outdoor cooking this summer

What not to miss at London Craft Beer Festival

London Craft Beer Festival is back for its fifth year, and with a line-up so good you won't know what to do first. Enter our handy guide

Canopy Beer Co, Herne Hill: brewery review

Looking for craft beer breweries in Herne Hill, South London? Try Canopy Beer Co's brewery and taproom near Brockwell Park

Best London beer shops for growler fills

Sick of drinking craft beer on draught in busy pub gardens? It’s time you grabbed a growler of freshly tapped beer to take to a London park instead...

Mondo Brewing Company, Battersea: brewery review

Battersea's Mondo Brewing Company brings experimental craft beer to a South West London industrial estate, and you can try it all in the taproom

Brick Brewery, Peckham: brewery review

South East London's Brick Brewery started as a homebrew kit in founder Ian Stewart's garden shed. Now its Peckham taproom serves more than 20 beers

The Sign of the Angel, Wiltshire: hotel review

At The Sign of the Angel in picturesque Wiltshire village Lacock, we find all you'd expect from a traditional inn, brought up to date with contemporary dining

Delamina, Marylebone: restaurant review

The team behind Strut & Cluck head to Marylebone, by way of the Eastern Mediterranean, with new venture Delamina

Abd el Wahab, Belgravia: Restaurant review

Lebanese restaurant Abd el Wahab brings middle eastern feasting and a solid wine list to Belgravia. Here's why you should visit

London's most sustainable bars

It’s not just restaurants getting on board the ethical train – these bars are at it too. From root-infused tinctures to social enterprises, here’s where to get your mitts on a sustainable serve. Cheers to that

The Foodism guide to... Ledbury, Herefordshire

We take a trip into the heart of Herefordshire and discover an abundance of food and booze with an incredibly local lilt

Holborn Dining Room, Holborn: restaurant review

The resident restaurant at the Rosewood Hotel in Holborn is all about classic British comfort food elevated to high levels by a chef with a deft touch (and a serious love of pastry)

The Foodism guide to... Brill, Bucks

Michelin's Pub of the Year is a great find, as is the village where it's located. So, while you're there, here's where to eat, drink and stay in Brill, Buckinghamshire

Manetta's Bar, Mayfair: bar review

At the decidedly art deco Manetta’s Bar below Flemings Mayfair, we find a den of interwar opulence, smart-thinking drinks and literary daydreams