The pub partnership between Charles Wells and Yummy Pub Co has grown by one, with the latter taking on the lease for the Daniel Defoe pub in London's Stoke Newington.
The pub is Yummy’s sixth site, and its fourth in partnership with the Bedfordshire brewer and pub company. The pair currently operate The Somers Town Coffee House in Euston, The Gorringe Park in Tooting and The Victoria in Mile End. Yummy, which describes itself as a boutique pub company, operates pubs across London, Surrey and Kent.
The pub is to be renamed The Stoke Newington Tea House to link it to sister pub The Somers Town Coffee House. The menu will feature British tapas alongside Charles Wells brews, as well as a selection of 100 loose leaf teas that will also be offered as tea cocktails. It will open in late 2015.
Anthony Pender of Yummy Pub Co said: 'We're really excited to be adding a high street site to the Yummy line-up and we'll be transforming The Stoke Newington Tea House by drawing inspiration from what has worked well at our other sites as well as bringing some totally new, original and unusual ideas to the table.'
Richard Bishop, head of retail development at Charles Wells said: 'There are some phenomenal ideas in the mix for The Stoke Newington Tea House and by working together openly, sharing ideas and bringing in learnings from our previous developments we’re looking forward to supporting the team in giving the pub a new lease of life and developing another thriving business together.'