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The Pembury Tavern (Five Points Brewery)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Five Points - Cherry SourExcellent1
Five Points - Green Hop ErnestExcellent1
Five Points - DIPAExcellent1
Five Points - Best Goldings HopsExcellent1
Five Points - Railway PorterExcellent8
East London (ELB) - Walthamstow Beer - Green Hopped Table BeerGood1
Redemption - Little ChiefGood1
Five Points - Summer WitGood1
East London (ELB) - East End Lager Unfiltered PilsnerGood1
Round Corner - BrewjolaisGood1
Pig & Porter - Percy Percy Green Hop DubbelGood1
Five Points - South Pacific BitterGood1
Pomona Island - APA Ekuanot/ChinookGood1
Five Points - Micro PaleGood1
Little Earth Project (formerly Mill Green) - Green Hop Grisette 2019 (First Gold)Good1
Little Earth Project (formerly Mill Green) - Green Hop Grisette 2019 (Northdown)Acceptable1
Hackney - Bears!Acceptable1
Five Points - Green Hop BullionAcceptable1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Five Points - Five Points PaleNot Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Five Points - Best Fuggles HopsNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleNot Tried0
Five Points - Green Hop FugglesNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
Five Points - Brick Field BrownNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Pembury Tavern, Hackney, Greater London
Picture 2. The Pembury Tavern, Hackney, Greater London

Visits Details

06 Dec 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Here with a friend after leaving the Pig's Ear Beer Festival. Lots of others doing the same and the pub is rammed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Little Chief4.20GoodSlipped down very easily.
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80GoodPerhaps not quite firing on all cylinders tonight.
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
Five Points - Best Fuggles Hops4.10Not Tried
26 Nov 2019 (Stephen Harris)
I've been away from London for a few weeks, so was always going to visit a favourite pub tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80ExcellentBliss.
East London (ELB) - East End Lager Unfiltered Pilsner5.00GoodFrom some kind of keg. Crisp and at the same time a bit buttery.
Hackney - Bears!4.40AcceptableFrom a keg. A good, chocolatey Porter, compromised by excessive carbonation.
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Redemption - Little Chief4.20Not Tried
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
Five Points - Best Fuggles Hops4.10Not Tried
24 Oct 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80ExcellentA rich, smooth, chocolatey Porter.
Five Points - South Pacific Bitter5.50GoodKegged. An aromatic, carbonated Bitter with NZ hops. John Smith's Smooth this ain't.
Five Points - Micro Pale3.30GoodFrom keg dispense. A lightweight Pale with plentiful hops.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Five Points - Brick Field Brown5.40Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Percy Percy Green Hop Dubbel6.00Not Tried
14 Oct 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Back to see if there are any Green Hop beers left.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Percy Percy Green Hop Dubbel6.00GoodOdd. Quite pleasant though.
Pomona Island - APA Ekuanot/Chinook5.30GoodClear, pale gold. Bitter fruit hop flavours.
Little Earth Project (formerly Mill Green) - Green Hop Grisette 2019 (First Gold)3.90GoodFrom key-keg, although typically for Little Earth it has zero carbonation. Crisp and tart.
Little Earth Project (formerly Mill Green) - Green Hop Grisette 2019 (Northdown)3.90AcceptableFrom key-keg. This one has a significant brett flavour that is stretching my tolerance.
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Not Tried
Five Points - Green Hop Bullion3.70Not Tried
Five Points - Best Fuggles Hops4.10Not Tried
10 Oct 2019 (Stephen Harris)
First night of this year's Green Hop beer festival and the pub is rammed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80ExcellentA couple of these to balance the green stuff.
Five Points - Green Hop Ernest3.70ExcellentThis is brilliant. Fresh and pungent.
East London (ELB) - Walthamstow Beer - Green Hopped Table Beer3.50GoodThis one has more of a wild hop character.
Round Corner - Brewjolais4.70GoodKegged Green Hop beer.
Five Points - Green Hop Bullion3.70Acceptable2019 version very sharp. Perhaps it will mellow a bit.
Five Points - Green Hop Fuggles3.70Not Tried
03 Oct 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Best Goldings Hops4.10ExcellentMuch the rarer of Five Points' two Best Bitters. And it's on great form, the Goldings hops in such profusion that the beer has a bit of a marmalade flavour.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
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

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About The Pembury Tavern

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional7
Excellent68
Good63
Acceptable33
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 69 times, seen 218 different beers and tried 150 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E8 1JH