Individual Pubs Ltd has announced the sale of the Pembury Tavern, a pub located in the heart of Hackney, to The Five Points Brewing Company.
The Five Points Brewing Company is already based in Hackney, and was founded by two local residents in 2013.
Originally built in the 1860s, the Pembury Tavern is a landmark Hackney public house, and was restored in 2006 following a under the ownership of Milton Brewery, the company associated with Individual Pubs.
“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,” comments Richard Naisby, MD of Individual Pubs.
“The Five Points Brewery is based within 100 yards of the Pembury Tavern and we are proud to have brought so much to the renaissance of good beer in Hackney.”
“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,” adds Ed Mason, co-founder and MD of The Five Points Brewing Company.
The Five Points is giving back to the local and wider community through various charitable endeavours.
As well as being the first brewery in the UK to be an Accredited Living Wage employer, it has sourced electricity from 100% renewable sources and set up an apprenticeship scheme for young, aspiring brewers at Hackney Community College.
Earlier this year, The Five Points announced an annual charity partnership with homeless shelter, The Hackney Winter Night Shelter and Headway East London, which supports people affected by brain injuries.