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.
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.
(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).
Ober (58) Bommelerwaard, Netherlands | November 1, 2012
A beautiful old Englsh brewery with a large shop with all kind op Fuller things and off course a lot of beers, even old oneís. Also a nice bar were the serve the Fuller beers. Friendly staff.
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).
saxo (156) HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, Denmark | April 22, 2012
Nice place to go for a tour of the brewery. There is a shop with lots of merchandise and the regular Fullers products. There is a good selection of the vintage series with affordable prices.
Very cool brewery with the old stuff still on display next to the shiny new stainless vessels. Cool tasting bar with lots of old memorabilia on display. First rate cask ales though they represent a more traditional style. These guys know how to make beer, and the barrels aging in the hallways tell you they arenít completely stuck in the past. Nice pub on the corner attached to the brewery with the full range on handpump and decent food. Expansive brewery shop as well with lots of merch and bottles and even mini-casks of some of their beers. You can buy vintage ales going almost all the way back in the series.
Great tour, from a man who had worked there for many years. Many interesting anecdotes, and cultural information. The tasting was great, but I am not accustomed to drinking so much cask ale, so it was possibly a bit overwhelming, but in a good way. The brewery itself is gorgeous. The brewery shop was expensive, but had bottled versions of some fullers beers I cannot get at home in the states. There is a long walk from the tube stop, but its not that bad. Well worth the money, time, and energy.
Brewery tour is nice: they kept the old gear inside the brewery next to the modern equipment for showing tourists.
Bottle shop on the premises keeps every beer produced by the brewery including Brewerís Reserve (Barrel aged serie), Past Masters serie and Vintage Ale (Barley wine) series back to 1999.
Pub (Mawson Arms/Fox&Arms): Good selection of Fullerís on cask. Itís as fresh as it gets. Standard pub food is OK.