A large old fashioned brewery with a good shop selling most of the Fullers and Gales bottled beers, branded merchandise and wine. The tour is well worth the £10 charge but needs to be booked in advance. When I went a couple of years ago our guide was a retired brewery worker with a wealth of interesting information and tales of what it had been like to work there in the days when they still used dray horses to deliver to local pubs.
(Last visited March 2012).
Visited most recently on 25/03/13.
Country barn style shop to the left of the Mawsons Arms.
As well as the standard range of Fullers beers they stock a number of past vintages, the occasional collab with another brewer, plus a large number of wines and beeriana.
Worth noting that the vintage ales have become somewhat depleted in the last few months.
Status as at 25/03/13 ...
1999 - lots
2004/05/06 - moderate amount
2009 + fair amount
2000/07/08. all gone since my last visit pre Xmas.
10 minutes walk from Turnham Green tube on the District line. Just over 10 minutes walk from the Lamb brewery. 15% discount for CAMRA members.
Not the cheapest place to buy Fullers beers by some way - praying on overseas beer tourists. Eg - the latest Vintage is £5.50, yet you can buy this in Waitrose for £3.99.
Fin (996) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 12, 2015
We visited here on Friday 6th March. Iíve been to the brewery on a number of occasions but surpringly never got around to rating it. I love the fact that as soon as you head off the A4 and navigate the old streets to turn into old Chiswick it is a totally different world within seconds you think you are in a little village and it is then that you get another vivid example of how London came to be. We popped here A) to kill a little time before street parking at our London residence Peploe road nr Chris and Ruth, and b)To pick up a bottle of the Fullers Imperial Stout. You can park easily enough outside but unless it is a quick in and out you may have to use one of the pay and display machines. Inside the shop is laid out with beers to the RH side and rear and wines to the LH side with a central serving area. The boxes of reserve are about halfway along and featured mainly 2005 to present day, the core range of Fullers beer seem to be close to the front of the shop. There is always bargains to be had and today was no exception with a case of twelve of the Past Masters series reduced from £54 down to £18, I think it was a 7+% Button beer? good deal though, the Imperial Stout was at the rear. Service was helpful and friendly, btw the online shop is also very good and also often has bargains like I spotted today. If you want to add a place rating then the Mawsons Arms is on the corner.
As mid-sized brewery tours go, this is one of the best. Wasn't planning at all on going but happened to be in the 'hood and showed up just as a tour group was coalescing. If Jane is your guide, you're in for a treat. She's fab and knows her stuff. Lived the factory, the tasting, the whole package. If all you've had of Fullers so far has been bottled, as I had before this, you owe this historic brewery the opportunity to showcase their wares in real ale format as they are designed best to be.
(A review of the Fullers Brewery Shop) They have still got quite a few from the Vintage series, 1999, 2000, 2005, and from the last five years. A nice shop with lots of Fullers related gifts and a good offering of wine and spirits in addition to their own bottled beers. And it is, of course, the right place to go for all their latest bottled beers. Friendly service. Be aware that there is limited service by the Piccadilly line on the Turnham Green station if you are coming by the tube. Itís easier to travel by bus between Hammersmith, and the bus station near the brewery in Chiswick (visited, 26.11.2012).
Went in 2007. Just happened to go past on a bus, got off, was told I could join the tour for 6 pounds. Had some crisps and a Bitter in the nice pub, typical brewery tour was made very humorous and interesting by the guide, who kept telling tales about how much the workers used to drink in the days when they could have all they wanted for free. The tasting at the end was phenomenal, with 5 or so beers on the hand pump, plus Vintage ale and 1845 in bottles, and all you could drink for more than enough time. Good time.
Visited only the unusual brewery shop, which offers far more wine (!) than beer - but nevertheless the Vintage Ales from 05 to 08 plus a limited range of Fullersí and Galeís Ales (Old Prize Ale!) were available; some glassware, too. Worth a detour, but not a must...........