Global brewer AB InBev is continuing to explore options to launch a physical store for Beer Hawk, the online beer retailer it acquired last year, in London.

MCA revealed in June that Pioneer Brewing Company, the craft and speciality beers division of AB InBev, had applied to open the beer shop in the City of London, in Gravel Lane.

Whilst that site is yet to come to fruition, the company has now applied to open a Beer Hawk site in Stamford Street, SE1.

Beer Hawk, which is based in West Yorkshire, delivers premium bottled beer from around the globe to homes across Britain.

The new shop will allow consumers to collect orders placed online or by phone and also showcase craft beer, wine and spirits

Mark Roberts and Chris France left senior positions with Laithwaites Wines and Procter & Gamble respectively to launch the venture in 2012.

Co-founders France and Roberts said a deal with AB InBev would enable the company “to provide even more support to the breweries, partners and suppliers we already work with.”

At the end of 2016, it said that has since it had been acquired by AB InBev it had been able to secure a warehouse five times as large as its previous space and employ twice as many people, resulting in 300 new beers added to its stock and a 30% reduction in delivery charges.