Brewing Returns to the Centre of Wandsworth

Independent brewer Sambrook's taking space in the Ram Quarter development

Wandsworth town centre’s 500-year-old association with beer brewing is set to live on with London’s oldest independent brewer Sambrook’s announcing that it plans to move into the Ram Quarter development.

The Ram Quarter, which stands on the site of the former Young’s Brewery, will provide a new home for Sambrook’s, which is relocating from its current premises in Battersea.

Beer has been brewed on the Ram Quarter site since at least 1533 and continued there until 2006 when Young’s moved its brewing operation out of London.

Sambrook’s is to take a 20-year lease on a new 11,000 square foot headquarters, which will be housed within a newly restored Grade-II listed former brewery building at the development.

They will open a tap room set around the development’s central square with outdoor seating, serving food and its own hand-crafted brews, as well as a bottle shop selling beers from around the world.

The company expects to produce more than one million pints of beer a year at its new home. It also plans to take over a heritage centre delivered by Greenland at the development, using it to present the history of brewing in London.

The news has been welcomed by council leader Ravi Govindia who said “Wandsworth is famous for many things and chief among these is its unrivalled history and tradition of beer brewing.

“I am delighted that it is Sambrook’s who will be continuing this 500-year-old tradition at the Ram brewery site. They are a highly successful Battersea based company with a great local following who will be able to grow and expand their operations at their new bigger home. They are a local success story and I wish them well in their new venture.”


July 9, 2019