Serving the community for almost 100 years

J R Hammersley & Son has been serving Brookmans Park and the surrounding district since 1926. The current owners, Iain and Lorraine, have been running the business since 1998. Prior to that Iain was the shop manager for 10 years following time spent working at Billingsgate fish market in London.

Image by J R Hammersley and Son and released under Creative Commons
Fresh fish daily, sourced and prepared to order
Picture of the window display at J R Hammersley & Son
Everyday Iain makes the 50-mile round trip to Billingsgate fish market to stock up on the best fresh fish he can find. He says he likes to see the fish for himself so that he can select the best quality produce at the best prices to pass on to his customers.

Lorraine runs a market stall at the Hatfield Market every Saturday selling fresh fish, shell fish, smoked fish and other seafood products, while Iain runs the Brookmans Park shop.

Together, they supply private customers, caterers, event organisers, pubs and local nursing homes in Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Barnet, Potters Bar and the surrounding area (five miles radius).

Iain and Lorraine have been awarded a five star food hygiene rating from Scores on the Doors and the business was voted one of the top five independent shops in Welwyn Hatfield in 2013 after a poll of customers' favourites.

Iain and Lorraine are happy to try to source fish to order. The following are some of the fish regularly available: cod, crab, haddock, lobsters, mackerel, mussels, oysters, plaice, prawns, salmon, scallops, sea bass, shellfish, smoked fish, smoked salmon, smoked trout, swordfish, tuna, and other fish to order.