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The Pembury Tavern (Five Points Brewery)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Beatnikz Republic - I SMaSH CitraExcellent1
Five Points - Best Goldings HopsGood1
Five Points - Cherry SourExcellent1
Five Points - DIPAExcellent1
Five Points - Railway PorterExcellent10
Five Points - Summer WitGood1
North - SputnikGood1
Partizan - Lemon Bobek PorterGood1
Wander Beyond - AnuraExcellent1
Yonder - PrecursorExcellent1
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Five Points - Best Fuggles HopsNot Tried0
Five Points - Brick Field BrownNot Tried0
Five Points - Five Points PaleNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Ridgeside - Leaf on the WindNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Wiper and True - Table PaleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Pembury Tavern, Hackney, Greater London
Picture 2. The Pembury Tavern, Hackney, Greater London

Visits Details

11 Sep 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening for a pizza and a pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80ExcellentExtra creamy texture today.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
Five Points - Best Fuggles Hops4.10Not Tried
22 Aug 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Opening time visit. I'm the third customer of the afternoon. Like the two in before me, I order a pint of Porter. Not for nothing is this beer an award winner.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80ExcellentFautless.
Five Points - DIPA7.80ExcellentFrom keg dispense. Heavyweight IPA.
Five Points - Summer Wit5.30GoodFrom keg dispense. A great, Belgian-style Witbier. Has a perfumed quality and a spicy edge.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Five Points - Best Fuggles Hops4.10Not Tried
18 Aug 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Sunday evening and sat in unfamiliar territory on the north side of the pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Excellent
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Five Points - Best Fuggles Hops4.10Not Tried
16 Aug 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening with Matt B and Robert S.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Excellent
Five Points - Cherry Sour4.20ExcellentKeg dispense. Maximum cherry, minimum sour.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Five Points - Best Fuggles Hops4.10Not Tried
02 Aug 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening ahead of the crowds.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80ExcellentMy inevitable first purchase.
Partizan - Lemon Bobek Porter4.50GoodFrom keg dispense. An unexpected red/brown colour. A bit flat (despite its 'Evil Keg' nature). Very lemony.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
Five Points - Best Fuggles Hops4.10Not Tried
Wiper and True - Table Pale3.20Not Tried
30 Jul 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Here in search of pizza.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80ExcellentFreshly crowned CAMRA Champion Beer of London. Bitter chocolate flavours.
Five Points - Best Goldings Hops4.10GoodAn amber-coloured Bitter.
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
Five Points - Brick Field Brown5.40Not Tried
Five Points - Best Fuggles Hops4.10Not Tried
Wiper and True - Table Pale3.20Not Tried
25 Jun 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening. The fact that they are not showing the cricket here feels like an advantage just now.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80ExcellentTasting great.
North - Sputnik5.00GoodA murky golden beer with resinous hops and just a hint of bitterness.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
Five Points - Best Fuggles Hops4.10Not Tried
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
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

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About The Pembury Tavern

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional6
Excellent60
Good53
Acceptable30
Poor10

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 60 times, seen 202 different beers and tried 134 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E8 1JH