1960 – Established

1960 – Established

Hammonds of Knutsford was founded in 1960 by Tony Hammond. Beginning in Wilmslow, the company was originally called J. Hammond & Co and sold Havana cigars. This all changed when Tony was asked to source twenty cases of Dom Perignon. His growing interest in Fine Wines led the business to expand, supplying wines and spirits to restaurants and private clientele throughout the North West.

1980 – Moved to Knutsford

By 1980, the business had outgrown its original premises and the company moved to Knutsford, aptly changing its name, to how it is known today; Hammonds of Knutsford.

1993 – Moved to Warford Grange Farm

The company continued to grow and by 1993, Hammonds moved again just up the road, to its current premises in Great Warford.

2000 – PLC

Starting as a family business nearly 60 years ago, In 2000, Hammonds changed its status to become a PLC.

2015 – Tony Hammond

2015 – Tony Hammond

Tony Hammond, the founder and Chairman of Hammonds of Knutsford plc passed away at the tender age of 79. Having served the hospitality industry for in excess of 55 years, Tony until his last days was seen in his beloved business on a daily basis, interacting with all he came across. He will be sorely missed by all that have known him, especially his loving family and the rest of the Hammonds team.


Today the business is managed by Tony’s son, Jonathan and is expanding by the day.