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The Pembury Tavern (Five Points Brewery)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Five Points - Citrus PaleExcellent1
Wander Beyond - AnuraExcellent1
Yonder - PrecursorExcellent1
Five Points - PaleExcellent1
Beatnikz Republic - I SMaSH CitraExcellent1
Beatnikz Republic - Kentucky RiotExcellent1
Five Points - Railway PorterExcellent7
Ilkley - Mary HoppinsExcellent2
Magic Rock - Dark ArtsExcellent1
Duration - Ebb & FlowGood1
Glen Affric - Highland SuntanPoor1
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brother RabbitNot Tried0
Five Points - Derailed PorterNot Tried0
Five Points - Brick Field BrownNot Tried0
Milton - NeroNot Tried0
Five Points - Five Points PaleNot Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Yu LuNot Tried0
Ridgeside - Leaf on the WindNot Tried0
Five Points - Best Fuggles HopsNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Pembury Tavern, Hackney, Greater London
Picture 2. The Pembury Tavern, Hackney, Greater London

Visits Details

10 Jun 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80ExcellentOn top form.
Beatnikz Republic - I SMaSH Citra5.00ExcellentPlenty of Citra.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
Five Points - Best Fuggles Hops4.10Not Tried
03 Jun 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Beer and pizza time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80ExcellentThick and rich and chocolatey.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
Five Points - Best Fuggles Hops4.10Not Tried
Beatnikz Republic - I SMaSH Citra5.00Not Tried
20 May 2019 (Stephen Harris)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ilkley - Mary Hoppins4.00ExcellentExcellent BIPA.
Glen Affric - Highland Suntan4.90PoorFrom old fashioned keg and carbonated way above acceptability.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Not Tried
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
Five Points - Best Fuggles Hops4.10Not Tried
13 May 2019 (Stephen Harris)
A quiet Monday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ilkley - Mary Hoppins4.00ExcellentBlack IPA. Very lovely.
Five Points - Citrus Pale4.20ExcellentGolden. Sharp, lemony hops.
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Not Tried
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
Five Points - Best Fuggles Hops4.10Not Tried
30 Apr 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening for beer and pizza. Only two of the weekend's 'Up and Coming Brewers' festival beers are still on and both are from keg.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80ExcellentDelightful, as always.
Wander Beyond - Anura7.00ExcellentFrom keg dispense. Bright, lurid purple in colour. A blueberry-flavoured Berliner Weiss. Tart fruit flavours.
Yonder - Precursor4.60ExcellentFrom keg dispense. A gorgeous Belgian type wheat beer flavoured with wild flowers.
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
Ridgeside - Leaf on the Wind3.10Not Tried
Five Points - Best Fuggles Hops4.10Not Tried
05 Apr 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Excellent
Beatnikz Republic - Kentucky Riot5.00ExcellentA lovely, well-hopped Stout.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Five Points - Brick Field Brown5.40Not Tried
18 Mar 2019 (Stephen Harris)
I just happened to be passing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Excellent
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
Five Points - Brick Field Brown5.40Not Tried
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Not Tried
11 Mar 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening. For once I resist the pizzas.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Magic Rock - Dark Arts6.00ExcellentBlack. A particularly fine Stout. Rich and roasted with dark fruits.
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80ExcellentI love this beer.
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
Five Points - Brick Field Brown5.40Not Tried
18 Feb 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening before the crowds.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Pale4.40ExcellentOn splendid form.
Duration - Ebb & Flow6.00GoodKeg dispense. Quite a hoppy, dry Porter.
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brother Rabbit4.00Not Tried
Five Points - Derailed Porter5.20Not Tried
Five Points - Brick Field Brown5.40Not Tried
12 Feb 2019 (Stephen Harris)
This is becoming a regular beer and pizza stop for me.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80ExcellentReliably excellent.
Milton - Nero5.00Not Tried
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Five Points - Brick Field Brown5.40Not Tried

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About The Pembury Tavern

The pub sign. The Pembury Tavern, Hackney, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional6
Excellent66
Good58
Acceptable32
Poor11

Website.

The pub is found in Hackney, Greater London, E8 1JH.

This pub was built in around 1866 and for many years was a Trumanís house. By the 1970s it was best known as a live music venue, with a large hall to the rear (which has now been converted to residential use). The pub was refurbished in 1983 and by 1986 had been acquired by Banks & Taylor Brewery. Closed for five and a half years from 1998, it re-opened but led a precipitous existence until acquired by Milton Brewery in 2006. In May 2018 the keys passed to the nearby Five Points Brewery. It is a large, stone and brick building on a busy junction near Hackney Downs and Central railway stations. The long wooden bar has 6 handpumps (down from 16 in Miltonís time). There is a bar billiards table, a pizza kitchen and a small outside seating area beside the road junction.

We have visited this pub 65 times, seen 212 different beers and tried 144 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E8 1JH