Brewhouse & Kitchen, the brewpub business led by Kris Gumbrell and Simon Bunn, will strengthen its presence in London, with the addition of a site in Hoxton.

The 20-strong company has acquired the leasehold interest of The Beagle, set in the railway arches next to Hoxton overground station.

The company said: “This is a unique opportunity and a great fit with our brewpubs at Highbury and Angel. It is expected to be open and brewing in mid-July.”

Brewhouse & Kitchen recently exchanged contracts to buy the freehold of Wabi restaurant in Horsham – its first site in West Sussex.