THE FIVE POINTS BREWING COMPANY Opens Its First Taproom In Its Fifth Year News

Two dates of music, beer and sausages entertained 3,000 ticket holders with endless stein filled fun for 2018!

The Five Points Brewing Company threw open the doors of its first tap room, The Pembury Tavern, to the public 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 offered locals a free pint and a slice of pizza in September.

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.”

The Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Road, London, E8 1JH The Last Chance to Catch the Magic Roundabout Before Closing

A Latin American town will soon be nestled above Old Street roundabout set with town square, chapel, bodega and plenty of parties.

The long awaited demolition of Old Street roundabout has been given a slight delay, a direct consequence is The Magic Roundabout is allowed to stay (until January 1st 2019). This is officially London’s last chance to catch The Magic Roundabout in action before it disappears for good in London’s unrelenting regeneration. This Autumn and Winter The Magic Roundabout present Fiesta Del Magia, the heated outdoor space will be turned into a smoking hot slice of Latin America, the last few months will be a homage to all things we might expect in a small, off the beaten track, Latin American town. From Friday October 12th the main dancefloor will turn into a town square while the onsite chapel will be the perfect place to confess sins alongside Frida’s cocktail bar, the town Bodega

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The main dance floor will be turned into the town square where it’s a fiesta every night. Expect beautiful bright colours and patterns filling the covered dance floor with DJs keeping the crowd going till late. A hidden chapel will be decked out with seating, confession stand, stained glass windows and shrine. A perfect place for a hidden drink amongst friends.

Frida’s is the onsite cocktail bar, suitable for up to 125 guests with its own bar, fully covered and heated. Quite possibly, the cosiest space in The Magic Roundabout, it offers a combination of booth, low level and dining table seating and the decor will be inspired by Frida Khalo’s iconic home in Mexico; think bright blues, cactus, and art, lots of art!

Right next to the DJ booth and with great views over the dancefloor, the Bodega comfortably accommodates up to 35 guests with seating

for up to 20 guests. This area is being transformed into the town’s bodega- the place for a bargain and a gossip...or could it all be a front for something a little naughtier...?

The Magic Roundabout has been a top location for any Old Street bar crawl, or those looking for a decent party since June 2015. With The Magic Roundabout era coming to a close thanks to the redevelopment of Old Street Station and roundabout, this will be the last time London can experience it in all its glory. The ever changing themes have kept the venue fun and interesting over the years.

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