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Hammerton Brewery (Brewery)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hammerton - Penton (or Pentonville Oyster Stout)Excellent2
Atom - IPAExcellent1
Hammerton - Baron H Earl Grey Black IPAExcellent1
Hammerton - N1Excellent2
Hammerton - IslingtonGood2
Hammerton - N7Good3
Hammerton - Nut Brown Acceptable1
Hammerton - Geist WeissNot Tried0
Picture 1. Hammerton Brewery, Barnsbury, Central London
Picture 2. Hammerton Brewery, Barnsbury, Central London

Visits Details

26 Sep 2015 (Jack William)
Here for a brewery visit - birthday treat from my lovely daughter. The founder and owner - Lee Hammerton - gave the rather low-key tour. All beers on retail sale were keg although cask ales are produced. Industrial-chic setting seems to be going down well with a good turnover of customers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hammerton - N75.20Excellent
Hammerton - Baron H Earl Grey Black IPA5.80ExcellentReally crisp, black and zesty.
Hammerton - N14.10Good
Hammerton - Penton (or Pentonville Oyster Stout)5.30Good100 wild Maldon oysters added to each batch of this Oyster Stout - brewed to a traditional recipe.
Hammerton - Islington4.70Good
Hammerton - Nut Brown 4.20AcceptableDidn't find this to my liking.
Hammerton - Geist Weiss5.00Not Tried
30 Jan 2015 (Stephen Harris)
A proper bar area has now been developed within the brewery building and branded as the ‘Taproom’, opening on occasional weekends. Despite my early arrival this-evening, it is already busy. Nice looking pizzas are being sold and there are two cask beers on gravity dispense alongside a full Hammerton range in keg or bottle.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Atom - IPA5.60ExcellentOn gravity dispense. US-style IPA, with sharp and bitter fruity tastes.
Hammerton - N75.20GoodFrom key-keg. A golden, fruity, US Pale Ale.
Hammerton - N14.10Not Tried
12 Jul 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Onwards to Islington for the Hammerton Brewery Open Day, on what is by now a scorching hot afternoon. My drinking companion has cried off and gone home with a shoulder injury. Big crowds here, slightly chaotic service, brewery tours and Peruvian food. One beer on cask and keg, plus three more on keg only.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hammerton - N14.10ExcellentCask version, a Pale Ale.
Hammerton - Penton (or Pentonville Oyster Stout)5.30ExcellentOn key-keg. A thick, black, Oyster Stout.
Hammerton - N75.20GoodOn key-keg dispense. A stronger Pale Ale.
Hammerton - Islington4.70AcceptableOn keg dispense. A pale, cloudy lager. Dry and bitter.

About the Hammerton Brewery

The pub sign. Hammerton Brewery, Barnsbury, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent5
Good5
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Barnsbury, Central London, N7 8XH.

The original Hammerton Brewery existed from 1868 to the 1950s (although the name was revived briefly by Watney’s for a 1980s Porter). The name has now been resurrected by a member of the Hammerton family and brewing recommenced in 2014 in an industrial unit adjacent to Caledonian Road & Barnsbury railway station. In 2017 Hammerton Brewery opened a brewery tap nearby (The House of Hammerton) and the Tap Room operation here at the brewery ceased.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 8 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: N7 8XH