Greenland UK is getting ready to welcome back commercial brewing to the heart of Wandsworth, as Sambrook’s prepares to open its brewery at Ram Quarter in the coming weeks.
The independent brewer, which has moved to Ram Quarter from its existing premises nearby in Battersea, has been working hard to fit out its new space in Ram Quarter’s Bubbling Well Square.
The brewery and heritage centre are set to start operating in December. A taproom within the restored Young’s brewery buildings will follow early next year, selling – amongst other brews – Sambrook’s own original Wandle Ale which will now be brewed on this historic site on the banks of the river itself.
Sambrook’s arrival is one of the most important milestones for Ram Quarter, given the site’s special significance to British beermaking and residents of the ‘brewing borough’.
It has always been Greenland’s ambition to protect this tradition, and Sambrook’s move now safeguards Ram Quarter’s almost 500-year unbroken brewing legacy for future generations. Since Young’s brewery left the site in 2006, beer has been made continuously throughout the redevelopment by award-winning brewer John Hatch, who has now joined Sambrook’s brewing team.
Ram Quarter is going from strength to strength, having transformed and opened the heart of the town centre with new homes, cafés, restaurants, leisure and lifestyle uses. It was announced earlier this year that Strike bowling, TLSContact, Mai Thai Deli, Schooner Bar, and The Dapper Fox barber will be coming to Ram Quarter, joining London Stock, Kido School, Story Coffee, MoreYoga and Backyard Cinema.