Chiswick has been home to a brewery for over 600 years, with the Fuller, Smith & Turner partnership forming in 1845. The brewery, now owned by Asahi, run tours Tuesday – Sunday, so people can see how Fuller’s beers are made.
The tour, starting in the brewery shop, tells the story of how the Griffin Brewery was formed and how it has developed, as well as showing you the genuine working brewery where more than 50 beers are brewed to this day. Finishing the tour by sampling a wide range of Fuller’s beers, ciders and soft drinks ensures the visit is well worth it.
In 2019 the Griffin brewery opened its ‘visitor experience‘, a shop which sells all Fuller’s beer as well as wines, ciders and spirits and a range of Fuller’s branded products such as sweatshirts, keyrings and beer mats. In pride of place is the ‘Growler bar’ where you can fill up a Growler with draft ale, take it home to drink and come back to replenish it with whatever beers they currently have on tap.
A Chiswick Calendar Club Card will get you 15% off the £20 ticket price of a tour, as long as you go into the shop to book it and show your Club Card (ie. you can’t access the discount when booking online). For our review of the tour see here.
The brewery shop also offers Club Card holders 15% off anything on sale in the shop except spirits. The shop’s opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 to 6.00 pm and Sunday 12.30 to 6.00 pm.
Images above: The iconic Fuller’s brewery chimney; kegs on the production line
For times see the Fuller’s Brewery website
Book tickets: fullersbrewery.co.uk
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