The Five Points Brewing Company to take over Hackney pub

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Historic: Under the ownership of Individual Pubs and Milton Brewery, the pub has developed a strong reputation for cask ale
Historic: Under the ownership of Individual Pubs and Milton Brewery, the pub has developed a strong reputation for cask ale
The independent Hackney brewery, The Five Points Brewing Company, is to acquire Hackney pub the Pembury Tavern.

The pub, which was previously owned by Individual Pubs, is situated in the heart of Hackney on the five-way junction from which the brewery takes its name.

The Five Points will take over and manage the Pembury Tavern alongside its existing venues, Mason & Company, in Hackney Wick, and Whitelocks Ale House, in Leeds.

Originally built in the 1860s, the Pembury Tavern is a landmark Hackney pub steeped in history. After being restored in 2006 following a fire, it has become a regular fixture in The Good Beer Guide​. Under the ownership of Individual Pubs and Milton Brewery, the pub has developed a strong reputation for cask ale.

'Legendary boozer'

Ed Mason, co-founder and managing director of The Five Points Brewing Company expressed his delight at taking on what he described as a “legendary boozer”.

“The Pembury Tavern has pioneered the appreciation of real ale and great beer in Hackney for generations,” he said. “We’re really excited to be able to take the reins at this legendary boozer".

Richard Naisby, managing director of Individual Pubs, added: "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.

“Five Points Brewery is based within 100 yards of the Pembury Tavern. We are proud to have brought so much to the renaissance of good beer in Hackney.”

Milton Brewery supply deal

The terms of the sale also included a 12 month supply deal between The Five Points and Milton Brewery, to ensure that the Cambridge based brewery’s beers do not disappear from the capital.

The purchase of The Pembury Tavern is another sign of The Five Points’ commitment to its local community. Earlier this year, the brewery announced​ its annual charity partnerships with homeless shelter, The Hackney Winter Night Shelter, and Headway East London, which supports people affected by brain injuries.

The brewery was also the first in the UK to become an Accredited Living Wage employer. 

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