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Blog: The Five Points Brewing Company Opens Its First Taproom in Its Fifth Year

The Five Points Brewing Company is throwing open the doors of its first tap room, The Pembury Tavern, to the public this month after a 5 week refurbishment. Offering an impressive array of their own Five Point beers, plus a rotating guest selection of beers from some of the best independent breweries from across the UK, The Pembury Tavern is destined to be a firm favourite amongst Hackney locals and the capital’s beer lovers alike. To celebrate the official relaunch, Five Points will be offering locals a free pint and a slice of pizza from Thursday, 27th - Saturday 29th of September. For more information, please visit:

Situated in the heart of Hackney, on the ‘five points junction’ from which the brewery takes its name, the opening and restoration of The Pembury Tavern comes after a successful crowdfunding campaign early this year, which saw The Five Points achieve its target of £750,000 with over 1,500 investors supporting the Five Points expansion campaign.

The tap room will showcase Five Points core range of beers including Five Points Pale, XPA, their craft Pils lager, Railway Porter, and Brick Field Brown.. It will also feature a constantly changing selection of beers with over 20 draught taps as well as bottled and canned brews from the best and brightest UK independently owned breweries. There will also be plenty of events to keep guests entertained from new beer launches, ‘meet the brewer’ and food and beer pairing sessions.

Beyond beer, a delicious array of New York-Neapolitan pizzas expertly created for The Pembury Tavern will be served to hungry punters along with ‘The Pembury Tavern Roast Dinner’ with all the trimmings on Sundays.

Originally built in the 1860s, The Pembury Tavern is a landmark Hackney public house steeped in history. After being restored in 2006 following a fire, it has become a regular fixture in The Good Beer Guide, previously under the ownership of Milton Brewery, and has been one of the key pubs to help bring back good beer to the area.

Ed Mason, Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Five Points Brewing Company said, “The Pembury Tavern has been a Hackney institution for one hundred and fifty years providing the local community with a place to relax, enjoy good company and have a great beer. We are extremely honoured to become the new custodians and excited to be able to showcase our beers.. The opening of The Pembury Tavern is a landmark milestone in our Five Points’ journey”

The Five Points Brewery Company has taken a sensitive and considered approach to the design and restoration of the landmark public house ensuring it remains classic and timeless. Locals will be pleased to see that the much loved bar billiards table will remain.

Speaking on the redesign Jo Hunter, interior designer at Hunter’s Daughter London, said "The design was influenced by two key factors; traditional pubs and the freshness and boldness of The Five Points identity.”

“Rather than replicate heavily embellished Victorian era pubs, we opted for a more timeless approach, keeping things neat and simple. This has been coupled with influences from the bold no-nonsense identity of The Five Points Brewing. Strong colour-blocking, visual datums and stripped back modesty with an emphasis on the beer and the bar taking centre stage.”

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