London Fields Brewery brought to market

By Nikkie Thatcher

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Site history: London Fields Brewery first opened in 2011
Site history: London Fields Brewery first opened in 2011

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A property consultancy has been instructed to launch Hackney-based site London Fields Brewery to the market.

In December last year, The Morning Advertiser ​reported the Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC) was looking to sell the site and brand​ after shutting the taproom and stopping brewing.

Situated under railway arches, the site houses a 15-hectolitre Kasper Schulz brew kit, which was installed in 2019 and a 3,000-hectolitre onsite capacity.

It was the first commercial brewery to open in Hackney in more than a century when it opened in 2011.

Brewery features

The east London-based brewery was sold to Carlsberg for a reported £4m in July 2017​​ and was relaunched in February 2018​​.

It was revamped again in 2019 to the tune of £2.1m, which included a new Kaspar Schulz brewkit, valued at about £1.5m. It was founded in 2011 and was previously put up for sale in 2016 for £1m.

At the time, CMBC CEO Paul Davies said: “We’ve taken the difficult decision to propose the closure of London Fields Brewery (LFB) with a view to selling the site and brand. 

“The team have been informed of this decision and we will now enter into a period of consultation with them while we also explore the market’s interest in the brewery. Our primary aim now is supporting the team through what will be a difficult time for them.

Rich history

Davies went on to say the decision didn’t reflect upon the hard work and dedication that has been put into building the venue since it was bought in 2017.

On the announcement, property consultancy Gerald Eve, which has been instructed to bring the site to market, partner Julian Jennings said: “This is a rare opportunity to purchase an award-winning east London brewery and taproom, together with well-known beer brands, comprising a business with huge potential for growth.

“The brewery has a rich history and is located in one of London’s most dynamic areas. We are excited to launch this unique asset to the market, just as Covid-19 restrictions come to an end.”

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