Heritage

Respecting our elders

Cultures define themselves heavily through food and drink – and there’s nothing more British than beer. As the oldest family brewer in London, we know that better than most, and we’re fiercely protective of its place in British life.

Indeed, it’s our constant aim to develop a strong portfolio of beers that can be enjoyed not just by today’s generation but by tomorrow's, too.

It’s a goal that often finds us looking into our own rich past.

Brewing has taken place on our site in Chiswick since the days of Oliver Cromwell, and that heritage plays a large part in how we brew and trade today. Visit the brewery and you’ll see our historic early Victorian brewhouse, part of John Fuller’s original investment, which provided the guiding format for the current brewhouse design.
You might also see our original Brew Books, dating from the latter part of the 19th century. Our brewers still refer to the knowledge recorded in these magnificent leather-bound books, with the beautiful copperplate handwriting proving a source of inspiration for many of our modern-day brews.

Our Past Masters series, in particular, gives a nod of appreciation to our forefathers, as it’s brewed as closely as possible to the methods and materials of yesteryear to capture a true taste of times gone by.

It’s not just our ales that are steeped in history and heritage, though. Some of our pubs have been in Fuller’s hands for over 150 years. While we strive to create special places for customers to enjoy our ales, we seek to celebrate the pub’s rich traditions too – carrying out respectful refurbishments and restorations that help these pubs preserve their historic charm.