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25th May 2017

Tap on the Line, Kew wins Britain’s Best Pub Breakfast award

Fuller’s Kitchen is delighted to announce that The Tap on the Line at Kew Gardens station has taken the title of Britain’s Best Pub Breakfast award, presented by Inapub magazine in partnership with Kraft Heinz. Pubs from across the country entered the competition and were judged by a panel from Kraft Heinz. The winning breakfast is a Full English breakfast packed with British products from award winning suppliers, carefully selected by Fuller’s. The dish consists of Owton’s pork sausages, Mrs Owton’s bacon, Fuller’s black pudding, beans, tomato, mushroom and Lycroft free range eggs.


Marnie Richards, General Manager of The Tap on the Line, said: “I’m so happy we’ve won this title. The Tap on the Line is the only pub that is on a London Underground platform, which means we get a steady string of morning commuters coming in every day. Our breakfast is the start to their day and I am over the moon that I can tell our customers, regulars or otherwise, that they are enjoying the best in Britain”.


Fuller’s Director of Food, Paul Dickinson said: “I am very proud of our team at The Tap on the Line. This shows the importance of using fresh, British ingredients within our estate.

The Full English breakfast is a British classic and we have stuck to our company values by adding a modern twist on a traditional dish. Winning a national breakfast competition is a huge accomplishment.


“This is a great reflection of the innovative work driven by Fuller’s Kitchen and I am delighted to see that Fuller’s is being recognised for great food as well as great beer.”


Matt Eley, editor of Inapub magazine, said: “It’s been fantastic to see so many high quality breakfast entries from pubs across the UK. It’s proof that pubs really are diversifying, to cater for customers any time of the day.


“Our winner and runners-up were very much deserving. All had carefully considered where each ingredient was sourced from and each breakfast was plated up to perfection and cooked to the customer’s preferences. A huge congratulations to The Tap on the Line who took home gold.”


Andy Bacon, culinary development innovation manager at Kraft Heinz, said: “The standard of entries was incredibly high, but The Tap on the Line breakfast stood out for a number of reasons.


“It uses locally sourced ingredients, delivered daily, and there is nothing like a breakfast cooked to order however you like it, from crispy bacon to runny eggs.


“It is fantastically presented and head chef, Sam Hitchcock, has carefully thought out every item on the menu to source the best ingredients.


“What’s more, the fact that they serve breakfast through to five o’clock shows they are meeting a demand and have tapped into the trend for all day breakfast.”






For further information and photography, please contact the press office:

Georgina Wald                     020 8996 2198              

Joanne Steward                   020 8996 2135              

Alice Monteath                     020 8996 2175              


Notes to Editors

Fuller’s Kitchen is the food marketing campaign from Fuller’s and was launched in 2016 to make Fuller’s as well known for good food as it is for good beer.


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 195 Tenanted pubs and 197 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 665 boutique bedrooms in its Managed estate. The Fuller’s pub estate stretches from Brighton to Birmingham and from Bristol to the Greenwich Peninsula, including 175 locations within the M25. Fuller’s owns a 76% stake in 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, Oliver’s Island, 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. In December 2015, Fuller’s acquired a 51% stake in Nectar Imports, a wholesale drinks business.



Alice Monteath
PR Assistant

Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C. Griffin Brewery, Chiswick Lane South, London, W4 2QB
Telephone 020 8996 2000