Ram Quarter has been busy this September. In addition to hosting the annual Open House tours earlier in the month, the site has again hosted its Beer by the River festival. Sambrook's brewery held a week-long programme of events, and Ram Quarter's other bars and restaurants joined in to celebrate the site’s special beer-making heritage on a family day over the weekend. Additional deckchairs, bierkeller tables and outdoor bars were available, and there was plenty to keep children entertained too, including magicians, balloon-modelling, face-painting and games.
The 2022 festivities were the biggest yet, with Ram Quarter brewer Sambrook's offering six days of live comedy, music, beer tastings, pub games and delicious food, and other businesses at Ram Quarter joining in too. Entertainment throughout the week included sets from regular TV comedians Ivo Graham, Iain Stirling and Kerry Godliman, and musicians and DJs. Beer-lovers were spoilt for choice, from opportunities to meet the Sambrook’s brewers and try cask and keg specials, to tutored tasting with internationally-renowned beer judge Melissa Cole. Visitors sampled a variety of brews at pop-up bars, enjoyed traditional pub games, and learned about Wandsworth’s unique brewing history with tours of the Ram Quarter Heritage Centre.
Also available was a selection of mouth-watering food from Ram Quarter eateries Crust Bros Pizza and Mai Thai Deli. Boom Battle Bar provided a ping pong table, and Strike bowling alley and Schooner bar offered special seasonal cocktail and wine menus too. Ram Quarter's newest restaurant Sushi Moka, due to open later this autumn, offered an exciting first taste of its food. Beauty treatment provider iLuvo offered mini manicures, threading and hand massages, and Ram Quarter's resident barber The Dapper Fox offered outdoor haircuts.
Duncan Sambrook, founder and Managing Director of Sambrook's brewery, said: “Since the first Beer by the River festival in 2012, the event has only got bigger and better. The community can come together here at Ram Quarter, and it’s fantastic to see so many families and people from across Wandsworth, London and beyond enjoying the activities, food and drink on offer here.”
Ram Quarter's activity as a hub for the community will continue tomorrow, Saturday 1st October, when the development will host the first of its new series of Makers Markets.