East London bar is the first in Britain to accept digital currency for drinks.

This article titled “Snap up a pint in Britain’s first Bitcoin pub” was written by Tom Meltzer, for The Guardian on Sunday 23rd June 2013 18.00 UTC

Bitcoin has its first British boozer. The Pembury Tavern in Hackney, east London – as well as its sister pubs in Cambridge, Norwich and Peterborough – are now accepting the virtual currency.

It was pub group founder Stephen Early, a former computer scientist, who decided to give the currency a go. “I bought some in 2011 but there wasn’t really anything to do with them,” he explains. “So I did the equivalent of putting them in a drawer and forgetting about them.”

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