New brewery and taproom set to open at Morden Wharf, as beer firm expands

Joanna Bourke
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Brew By Numbers is set to open a new brewery and taproom (U+I)
Brew By Numbers is set to open a new brewery and taproom (U+I)

Craft beer firm Brew By Numbers is expanding, with a deal agreed for a new taproom and brewery at Morden Wharf on Greenwich Peninsula.

Brew By Numbers will lease around 6,000 square feet of refurbished warehouse space from London-listed property developer U+I.

The tenant, which already has sites in Bermondsey and Peckham, was founded in 2012. Having secured investment through crowdfunding, it is looking to expand its food and retail offer to complement its taproom experience.

The new venue is expected to open in the summer, and the brewer’s co-founder Tom Hutchings said the additional space will be used to expand the firm’s range.

He added: “The views of the Thames and across south east London are incredible, giving us the perfect backdrop to summer drinking, foodie events and small beer festivals.”

Landlord U+I said the brewery will sit on the site of a former pub, The Sea Witch, that was destroyed during the Second World War. At Morden Wharf U+I is, subject to planning approval, looking to create 1500 homes, of which 35% will be affordable, shops, and offices.

Richard Upton, chief executive of U+I, said: “Brew By Numbers is one of the first of many businesses that will make Morden Wharf their home over the coming years, creating hundreds of jobs that support the local economy and transform this brownfield site into a thriving new neighbourhood.”

Upton added: “When the taproom opens its doors to the people of Greenwich, we hope that it will fast become a favourite among the local community.”

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