Fuller’s and Bel & The Dragon

Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC, the London brewer and premium pub company, today confirmed that it has acquired Bel & The Dragon – comprising six stunning pubs in great locations, based around the Home Counties.


Fuller’s Chief Executive, Simon Emeny, said: “Joel, Ollie and Hector have built up an excellent award-winning group of pubs with a strong focus on food and great hospitality, five of which have bedrooms. I’m delighted that they have agreed to sell them to us. I look forward to welcoming the teams in these six sites to the Fuller’s Family.”


Joel Cadbury, Chairman, of Longshot Country Inns added: “We are very proud of Bel & The Dragon and to have built up such a strong business over the past eight years. This is all thanks to the hard work of a fantastic team, the support of our suppliers and most importantly, our shareholders. We are delighted that Bel & The Dragon is finding such a great home and believe that Fuller’s is a perfect fit, with a similar culture and ethos. I wish Fuller’s and Bel & The Dragon every success.”



Issued by Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C., for further information please contact:


Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC

Georgina Wald                     020 8996 2198            [email protected]
Joanne Steward                   020 8996 2135           
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Alice Monteath                     020 8996 2175            [email protected]


Longshot Country Inns I Ltd & Longshot Country Inns II Ltd

Amy Williams                         020 7637 0554             [email protected]