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10th March 2014


Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C., the London brewer and premium pub company, has been named Brewer of the Year 2013-14 by Castle Rock Brewery. The award was presented at the 15th Castle Rock annual party held at the Canalhouse on 25 February. The industry awards are chosen by the staff of Castle Rock with the award being presented by the directors.

The accolade is the latest in a succession of awards naming the Fuller’s as a top brewery. Last year, The Good Pub Guide named Fuller’s as its Brewery of the Year for 2014 and Fuller’s also featured in the RateBeer list of the World’s Top 100 Brewers. These awards recognise that Fuller’s continues to go from strength to strength even after nearly 170 years of brewing in Chiswick.

 Fuller’s National Account Manager Sean Griffiths, who attended the event to collect the award, commented: “It’s fantastic to attend these events and see that Fuller’s is up there with the world’s great brands. Fuller’s is very much a London brewer and to be recognised by northern breweries like Castle Rock shows how far our great beer and heritage can reach.”

Castle Rock chairman, Geoff Newton, expressed his delight at welcoming so many different brewers to the Canalhouse. He said: “This event is a favourite of many and the number of entries and votes was exceptional this year. The quality of the beers produced by the winners was amazing and our congratulations go to all those who won awards and to everyone for making the event such a success.”


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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 176 managed pubs and hotels, with a focus on outstanding cask ale, great wine, exemplary service and delicious fresh, home-cooked food. The Company boasts 623 boutique bedrooms in its managed estate and also operates 208 tenanted pubs. Fuller’s pub estate stretches from Brighton to Birmingham and from Chew Magna to Canary Wharf, including 166 locations within the M25.

The Fuller’s Beer Company brews London Pride, as well as a portfolio of award-winning ales such as Chiswick Bitter, ESB and 1845. Three of Fuller’s beers – London Pride, ESB and Chiswick Bitter – have been named as CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain, a record unmatched by any other brewer. 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 also imports and markets a number of beer and wine brands