Made in Islington: Hops and Glory Pale Ale, Essex Road

Durham Atkinson in the Hops and Glory cellar micro brewery in Essex Road. Picture: Polly Hancock

Durham Atkinson in the Hops and Glory cellar micro brewery in Essex Road. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Every week, we take to the streets to unearth something being manufactured or produced right here in Islington. This week, we found a pub brewing its own ale in the cellar.

A storm is going down in Essex Road. The Hops and Glory pub is selling its own beer – and punters can’t stop getting their slurpy on.

The Hops and Glory Pale Ale (£5 a pint) is brewed in the cellar. And with its fresh, tropical citrus-based flavour, it’s a regular sell-out.

Pub owner Durham Atkinson says: “It’s a relatively new project. We brew on Saturday mornings and then sell it in the pub.

“It’s really enjoyable. We’ve been doing it for a year-and-a-half and the beer sells out all the time.”


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It has been so successful that Durham is already looking towards larger-scale brewing.

He adds: “Eventually we want to open a brewery off-site to increase production 10 times over.”

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