Five Points Brewing Company acquires ‘legendary Hackney boozer’

13/02/2018 - 07:00
Independent Hackney-based brewer The Five Points Brewing Company has acquired its first pub with the purchase of The Pembury Tavern.

The pub is located on Hackney’s ‘five point junction’ from which its new owner, whose brewery is located 100 yards away, takes its name

Founded in 2013, The Five Points Brewing Company claims to produce over two million pints of beer annually for seven core range brews and a number of seasonal and one-off beers.

Ed Mason, co-founder and managing director, said: “The Pembury Tavern has pioneered the appreciation of real ale and great beer in Hackney for generations and we’re really excited to be able to take the reins at this legendary boozer".

Built in the 1860s, The Pembury Tavern previously belonged to Individual Pubs Ltd and was stocked with beers from Milton Brewery, which has negotiated a one-year contract to continue to supply to the site.

Richard Naisby, managing director of Individual Pubs, said "The Pembury Tavern has been a fantastic pub for us over the years, but when we were approached by The Five Points about a possible sale, the geographical sense was difficult to ignore.

“We are proud to have brought so much to the renaissance of good beer in Hackney.”

The Five Points Pub Company was the first UK brewer to be an accredited Living Wage employer and the electricity used on site comes from 100% renewable sources, according to Mason.

The company, which has set up an apprenticeship scheme for aspiring brewers at Hackney Community College, earlier his year announced a charity partnership with a homeless shelter in the east London borough.

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