The Hercules: a new opening from Fuller’s

Fuller, Smith and Turner PLC, the London brewer and premium pub company, is delighted to announce the opening of its newest managed site – The Hercules in Lambeth [2 Kennington Rd, London, SE1 7BL]. Under the stewardship of General Manager Liam Mckeown, the pub opened its doors to the public today [7 March].


The spacious ground floor boasts a bar and dining area – the dining space is an open floor plan, plus a cosy cubbyhole with a fire. Its bar features 19 keg lines, dedicated to showcasing the latest craft beers from Fuller’s and other breweries – plus five cask pumps, pouring the finest cask ale. The kitchen will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner – offering a delicious selection of main dishes and bar snacks, plus roasts on Sundays. Upstairs is another, slightly cosier bar – which will be available for private hire. The centre piece of this room is a full-length shuffleboard table, available to hire by the hour.


The Hercules is a 21st Century take on the pub that opened in the building over 200 years ago – even sharing its name. It is a short walk from where Astley's Amphitheatre once stood – founded by Philip Astley, the father of the modern circus. The Hercules’ décor is more than a nod to the circus theme – the walls are decorated with incredible old pictures, promotional posters and props from London’s circuses when their popularity was at its peak.


Jonathon Swaine, Managing Director of Fuller’s Inns, said: “I’m over the moon about this exciting addition to the Fuller’s estate. The building and area have a fascinating history and heritage – much like Fuller’s, so it’s a perfect fit in our rich portfolio of managed pubs. We really wanted to pay homage to the grand circuses Lambeth became famous for in the late 18th Century – while remaining modern and forward-thinking with the beer and food offer available. The result is a brilliant combination of old and new – The Hercules is a destination for craft beer lovers and fans of top-quality food, who will be able to enjoy exciting new brews plus fresh and tasty dishes while surrounded by memories from an iconic part of this area’s history.”




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Fuller, Smith and Turner P.L.C. is a premium pub and hotel company and London brewer. The Company runs 182 Tenanted pubs and 202 Managed Pubs and Hotels, with a focus on delicious fresh, home-cooked food, outstanding cask and craft ale, great wine and exceptional service. The Company also has 813 boutique bedrooms in its Managed estate. The Fuller’s pub estate stretches from Brighton to Birmingham and from Bristol to the Greenwich Peninsula, including 172 locations within the M25. In June 2018 Fuller’s acquired Bel & The Dragon, comprising six stunning country inns (included in the pub numbers above), and the Company also owns The Stable, a craft cider and gourmet pizza restaurant business, which has 17 sites in England and Wales.

The Fuller’s Beer Company brews a portfolio of premium beers including London Pride, Frontier Premium London Lager and a variety of cask and craft keg beers supported by a changing seasonal range. The Company owns Cornish Orchards – a craft cider maker producing a range of award-winning ciders and premium soft drinks – and Nectar Imports, a wholesale drinks business. In February 2018, Fuller’s also acquired Dark Star Brewing, a craft cask brewer based in Sussex.