The Five Points Brewing Company

Owner and Director: Ed Mason

About Us

The Five Points Brewing Company is an independent brewery based in Hackney, East London. We take our name from the five way junction of Amhurst Road, Pembury Road and Dalston Lane where our brewery is—The Five Points. We brew beer that is unfiltered, unpasteurised and full of flavour - the sort of beer we enjoy drinking and we hope you enjoy drinking, too.


After many months of recipe development and trial brewing, we brewed our first batch of Five Points Pale on our full commercial brewhouse on the 9th of March 2013. From early days in our Victorian railway arch underneath Hackney Downs Station with three full-time members of staff and the same number of core beers, we’ve grown in strength, in staff numbers and in brews! In addition to our brewery off Institute Place, which remains the heart of our operations, we have our warehouse and office space on Mare Street near Regents Canal just 20 minutes’ walk from where we brew.


Ed Mason, our brewery’s owner and Director, and Greg Hobbs, our Head Brewer, both live in Hackney and feel it’s important for The Five Points to be part of our local community. We strive to be a socially responsible business and employer, as demonstrated in being the first brewery in the United Kingdom to be a certified Living Wage employer. We additionally source the electricity for our brewhouse and warehouse from 100% renewable sources. 

At The Five Points, we are of course as committed to the quality of our brewing as we are to our social and business responsibilities. It is tremendously important to us that our beers are brewed to the highest possible standards of quality, consistency and flavour. Our beer is very much a natural product using the best ingredients we can get our hands on, to ensure you get a top calibre drink every time. 

We brew and produce beers across a multiple range of formats, including keg, cask, can and bottle, to suit the different beers we brew as well as the different occasions they’re enjoyed in. Find out more about our range of beers here. 

We are passionate about our beer and want you to be, too! 

Get in Touch

Please don't hesitate to drop us a line for any questions, or to let us know what you think of our beer or our brewery. To find out more about The Five Points, come along on one of our brewery tours, or see if we have any events coming up near you.

You can also visit our sister venues, Mason & Company in Hackney Wick, or Whitelock’s Ale House and The Turk’s Head in Leeds.

More info

  • Living Wage Employer
  • Type Independent
  • Headquarters Hackney, London, UK
  • Key people Ed Mason (Owner and Director) and Greg Hobbs (Head Brewer and co-founder)
  • Year established 2013
  • Number of employees 25