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Our Pub House of Hammerton is less than a mile from the brewery it serves as a great opportunity for us to be able to show people what we are about, to get to know our customers and to be able socialise with our community!

Formerly known as the Black House in the 1970’s it is located on Holloway Road ‘The Heart of Islington’. The building itself was briefly the start of radical black Britain. Also bizarrely John Lennon and Yoko Ono stood on the roof of the pub swapping their cut hair with a pair of bloodied Muhammed Ali shorts, true story!

We have 20 keg lines and 4 cask lines that are all cared for by our brewery and cellar staff to ensure they are in the best possible condition. Due to our love of beer and the vast number of beer lines we are also able to sell some of our favourite beer from around the UK and the rest of the World.

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Georgia Aberdeen

4 months ago

I love this pub. The beers are excellent and it has a lovely welcoming atmosphere. Hidden gem.

Elise P

5 months ago

Quite a nice place ! It was a blast to taste all those great beers. The staff was very nice and quite a plus : it’s super dog friendly. ( we are glad to bring some stout at home too ! ) thank you for you friendliness ! Love from Belgium !

stephen redgrave

5 months ago

Nice cosy place to enjoy time together. We were looking to enjoy some tapas but apparently the chef left a month ago, maybe update the website to advise only pizzas are available.

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1 year ago

🚇 Highbury & Islington 🍺 £5.95 Danke Pilsner ❤️ A North London beer lover’s paradise. . The House of Hammerton is located on the ever busy Holloway Road. The nearest tube is Highbury & Islington which is five minutes down the road. . Formerly The Wig & Gown, The House of Hammerton is part of a Victorian terrace that is made up of an eclectic mix of business’s from a Taxi rank to a Georgian restaurant. There is a bizarre fact attached to this pub, On 4 February 1970, John Lennon and Yoko Ono popped by for a strange publicity stunt, where they arrived with newly shorn heads and a bag of their own hair. They swapped the hair with a local activist for a pair of bloodied Muhammed Ali shorts on the roof of the building. I’m not sure what “the message” was, maybe hair today gone tomorrow or more importantly, Give beer a chance! I’ll get me coat. 😀 . The decor here is simple with lots of low level seating. There is a good size servery, it looks like it has been constructed out of railway sleepers which wouldn’t look out of place in a log cabin. At the back of the bar is a colourful mural with comfy chesterfield sofas. . This pub belongs to @hammertonbrew brewery which is situated just a mile away. The pub offers a vast selection of beers that hail from the brewery including 20 keg and 4 cask options. After cruising the pumps, if thats a thing! I decided on a Danke Pilsner. This was a new beer to me and I really enjoyed it. There is also a bottle and can shop if you want some bevvies to go. . I visited around 5pm for a few shants on my way to see The Arsenal. The pub had a few punters in sampling the many brews on offer here. The atmosphere was convivial and staff were welcoming. The pub also hosts quiz and open mic nights, check out there insta for upcoming events. . @hammertonhouse is a beer lover’s paradise set in a simple and welcoming environment. The staff really know there stuff and help guide you through the right tipple for you. I visited this pub many times over the years and have to say the latest incarnation is a triumph. . ℹ️ Info correct on visiting 06/10/22

Mark Jervis

2 years ago

I'm just here for the beer; and it's all good. About 16+ on tap (all Hammerton or Hammerton collaborations). There's a fridge stocked with cans too. Nice relaxed atmosphere, Board games and Connect Four to borrow, Led Zep and others playing in the background. As I said: It's all good.

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Tue16:00 – 23:00
Wed16:00 – 23:00
Thur16:00 – 23:00
Fri16:00 – 00:00
Sat12:00 – 00:00
Sun16:00 – 22:00
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