The Crown, Islington achieves Master Cellarman status

The Crown, Islington achieves Master Cellarman status

Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C., the London brewery and premium pub company, is delighted to announce that Richard Crabtree of The Crown, Islington has achieved Master Cellarman status.

The Master Cellarman award recognises consistently outstanding cellar quality in Fuller’s pubs, with managers and tenants needing to sustain a score of at least 96% across four visits from Fuller’s Beer Quality Team throughout the year. Fuller’s offers in-depth cellar training courses to provide pub teams with the necessary skills to ensure our customers always get the best possible pint in a Fuller’s pub.

Richard Crabtree, manager and Master Cellarman, said: “It’s an amazing honour to be given this status. We work really hard at The Crown to make sure each pint is of the best quality possible and it’s great to be recognised in this way. But it’s a real team effort, so I’d like to thank everyone at the pub, because it’s not just the quality of the cellar, it’s also about the quality at the bar and service that you receive.”

John Keeling, Head Brewer, said: “It’s such a pleasure to give this award to a person who lives and breathes cask ale. When you visit the pub you can be safe in the knowledge that the beer they serve is in the best possible condition, just as it is when it leaves the brewery gates.”



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Notes to Editor
Fuller, Smith and Turner P.L.C. is an independent traditional family brewer founded in 1845 and is based at the historic Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, London, where brewing has taken place continuously since 1654. The Company runs 181 Managed Pubs and Hotels and 205 Tenanted pubs, with a focus on outstanding cask ale, great wine, exemplary service and delicious fresh, home-cooked food. The Company also has 641 boutique bedrooms in its Managed estate and owns a 51% share of The Stable, a craft cider and pizza restaurant business.  Fuller’s pub estate stretches from Brighton to Birmingham and from Portishead to the Greenwich Peninsula, including 168 locations within the M25.

The Fuller’s Beer Company brews a portfolio of premium beers including London Pride, ESB, Organic Honey Dew and Frontier Craft Lager. In June 2013, the Company acquired Cornish Orchards, a craft cider maker producing a range of award-winning ciders and premium soft drinks. Fuller’s is also the UK distributor for Sierra Nevada, the premier US craft beer.