Hiver - Saturday 1000-1800
All Good Beer - Saturday 1100-1800 (ish)
Hiver - Sunday 1030-1630, Monday-Friday 0900-1730
All Good Beer - Sunday 1200-1700 (ish)
Last updated: 28/06/2019
Technically, these two are part of Maltby Street Market. When we first started writing this site, that was a major point in their favour, as they used to have signs up saying they were perfectly fine with you bringing food inside that you'd bought from any of the stalls. Two things have changed since then - first, The Cheese Truck has moved to the opposite end of the market, and second, Hiver/AGB have taken down the signs about bringing in food from outside. They may still be cool with it, but we haven't had the nerve to try. It's a pity, because it means we can no longer really recommend that you bring your toasties from The Cheese Truck and eat them at a table here, ideally washed down with a beer from one or other of the businesses sharing this single railway arch. (Assuming you consider having beer with breakfast as an 'ideal'.)
In fact, if you look carefully at the 2018 photo above, you can see that there used to be three sets of people crammed into this tiny space. It's the former home of Bermondsey Street Bees, who keep bees in a rooftop garden and make honey from them: they've mysteriously vanished from Stanworth Street in the way that bees seem to be vanishing all over these days, but their website suggests they're still churning out the sweet stuff on that rooftop. Which leads us on to Hiver, the first of the two beery businesses here, who - as the name kind of implies depending on how you pronounce it, which is potentially a whole controversy on the level of how you pronounce the title of The IT Crowd - anyway, Hiver make honey beers, not French winters. They've usually got four taps of the stuff available (two cask, two keg), and bottles to take away if you fancy investigating them further.
All Good Beer, on the other hand, don't make any beer of their own - they're mainly a bottle shop, possibly one of the smallest you'll see today (it might be a draw with the Modern Beer Company's market stall). They've got a decent range squished into a single fridge, largely British with a healthy smattering of rest-of-the-world alongside, and if you can't quite choose just yet the website will let you order online for home delivery. They also have a pair of taps with a couple of beers for you to drink there and then.
One thing to note - Hiver is one of a small number of places you'll encounter today who don't take cash, just cards. Plan accordingly. (Although as IanD has pointed out in the comments, All Good Beer are fine with both cash and cards.)