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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.
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.
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.
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



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