The Distillers, Hammersmith wins Fuller’s Outstanding Achievement award

The Distillers, Hammersmith wins Fuller’s Outstanding Achievement award

Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C., the London brewer and premium pub company, is delighted to announce that The Distillers on Fulham Palace Road in Hammersmith, has been named winner of the Outstanding Achievement category in the Company’s annual pub of the year contest, The Griffin Trophy. The pub is run by manager Mike Dilnot and was given an extensive refurbishment in May 2014.

The result was announced at a ceremony held in the Board Room at the Company's world-famous Griffin Brewery in Chiswick on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

The Griffin Trophy awards recognise the efforts and achievements of the Company's top managers and tenants in five categories: Outstanding Achievement, Best City/London Pub, Best Hotel/Inn, Best Town/Local Pub, and Best Country/Village Pub.

On giving the award to Mike Dilnot, Manager of The Distillers, Fuller’s Chairman Michael Turner said: “I am delighted to award this accolade to Mike. This pub is quite unique, housing some of the quirkiest features in the Fuller’s estate. The constant rotation of beers and changing weekly menus means that The Distillers certainly stands out from the competition. Mike and his team have done an incredible job growing the business, since the pub’s refurbishment last year, and this award is well deserved.”

Mike Dilnot, Manager of The Distillers, said: "It’s fantastic to receive this award. I’m incredibly proud of my team. I have enjoyed every minute at The Distillers, engaging our customers through our vast range of beers, delicious food offering and first-class service. This win is a true testament to the hard work of my team and progress that we have made over the past year.”

The prize for winning the category comprises two cases of Champagne, a staff party and an engraved plaque for the pub.


For further information please contact the press office:
Georgina Wald   020 8996 2198 [email protected] 
Joanne Steward 020 8996 2135 [email protected] 

Notes to Editor
The Griffin Trophy Winner 2015
The Rising Sun, Iping Road, Milland, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7NA

Outstanding Achievement category
Winner: The Distillers, 64 Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 9PH
Runner-up: The Royal Oak, 128 Worton Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6EP
Runner-up: The Frog and Wicket, The Green, Eversley Cross, Hants, Hook RG27 0NS

Best City/London Pub category
Winner: The Tokenhouse, 4 Moorgate, London EC2R 6DA
Runner-up: The Admiralty, 66 Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DS

Best Town/Local Pub category
Winner: The Three Horseshoes, Shepperton Road, Staines, Surrey TW18 1SE 
Runner-up: The Paper Mill, Stationers Place, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP3 9RH
Runner-up: The Griffin, Brook Road, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 0NP

Best Country/Village Pub category
Winner: The Rising Sun, Iping Road, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7NA
Runner-up: The Grove Lock, Grove, Leighton Buzzard, Bedford LU7 0QU

Best Hotel/Inn category
Winner: The White Buck Inn, Bisterne Close, Hampshire, Burley BH24 4AZ
Runner-up: The Princess Royal, Guildford Road, Runfold, Farnham, Surrey GU10 1NX

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 188 Managed Pubs and Hotels and 203 Tenanted pubs, with a focus on outstanding cask ale, great wine, exemplary service and delicious fresh, home-cooked food. The Company also has 651 boutique bedrooms in its Managed estate and owns a 51% share of The Stable, a craft cider and pizza restaurant business with nine sites.  Fuller’s pub estate stretches from Brighton to Birmingham and from Portishead to the Greenwich Peninsula, including 171 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.