Five Points opens its first tap room in Hackney

Pembury Tavern, Five Points

The Five Points Brewing Company is throwing open the doors of its first tap room The Pembury Tavern after a five-month refurbishment.

Offering an array of Five Point beers plus a rotating guest selection of beers from independent breweries from across the UK, The Pembury Tavern has its sights set on becoming a firm favourite amongst Hackney locals and the capital’s beer lovers alike.

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.

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.

At The Pembury Tavern, guests will be entertained with a variety of events, including new beer launches, ‘meet the brewer’ and food and beer pairing sessions.

Beyond beer, an array of New York-Neapolitan pizzas will be served along with The Pembury Tavern Roast Dinner with all the trimmings on Sundays.

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.”

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.

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.

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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