Meantime opens BeerBox bar at Greenwich Peninsula

By Rob Virtue on August 8, 2014 11:40 AM |

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The Meantime Brewing Company has opened a bar right on the doorstep of The O2.

The Greenwich based group launched BeerBox on Thursday night with a performance by Californian indie band We Are Scientists.

Designed by Hooperberg, the two-storey bar is made of customised shipping containers. It's a pop-up bar but has a three-year residency at the Greenwich Peninsula Square site.

Meantime CEO Nick Miller said: "Meantime aims to innovate and pioneer with its craft beers and have looked at many options to bring its range to the drinker. With this in mind, we wanted to create an interesting space and experience for our drinkers where they can enjoy modern craft beer in an entertaining environment.

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"The BeerBox provides us with the opportunity to educate consumers about our craft in a fantastic location just minutes from our brewery."

The new bar came about after a launch with property firm Knight Dragon which is developing the peninsula area.

Knight Dragon CEO Richard Margree said: "It was important for us to partner with an exciting brand, with local roots and a unique product offering.

"Meantime have been going from strength to strength and they have come up with something fresh and innovative for this prominent space."

Meantime has two more bars in Greenwich - The Union at Royal Hill and The Old Brewery, which also has a restaurant, at the Old Royal Naval College.

BeerBox will also be home to the exclusive Peninsula Pale Ale.