Family has been providing meat to the area for over 30 years
Picture: Hammond's Butcher and Delicatessan
January 11, 2023
Hammond's Butchers and Delicatessen on Kew Bridge Road has announced its closure.
It marks the end of over 30 years providing meat to the area, the business having originally been founded by Ken Hammond nearby in Strand on the Green in 1985.
The business relocated in 2014 to premises on the ground floor of one of the new riverside developments eventually expanding the range to include deli products.
Ken Hammond in the former premises on Thames Road
Many of the customers of the original butchers continued to buy the award winning, organic meats and free-range poultry supplied as well as the famous Hammond sausages from the new venue, but ultimately the new flats springing up in the area failed to provide the level of business hoped for.
Ken stood back from the business two years after the move, with a new head butcher taking the reins, but he continued to work in the shop on Fridays along with his son. He eventually sold his stake in the business to a new owner.
Due to rising energy costs, increased rates and more-price conscious customers buying from supermarkets, the decision was reluctantly made to close the shop after disappointing trading over Christmas.
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