Made in Islington: Hammerton brewery ‘brings taste back to borough’

Some of the beers on offer at the Hammerton Brewery

Some of the beers on offer at the Hammerton Brewery - Credit: Archant

Hammerton brewery is an iconic name in brewing.

Originally formed in 1868, the brewery was forced to shut down in the 1950s, later being demolished.

But in 2014 a member of the Hammerton family decided to resurrect the famous brand “with the aim to bring great tasting beer back to the borough and also re-establish the Hammerton Brewery name in London”.

The small micro-brewery consists of Lee (owner and brewer), Karina (commercial), Will (sales) and Arne (head brewer), and offers a wide range of beers from IPA to stout. Located in the Roman Way industrial estate, the brewery offers tours on the last Friday and Saturday of every month to show people more about the process and what goes on behind the scenes. To find out more visit

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