Fuller’s

Fuller’s

London, Greater London - England

Beer has been made in South London for over 350 years, dating back to the time of Oliver Cromwell. At that time, it was quite common for large households to brew their own beer. In the late 1600s, one such private brewery stood in the gardens of Bedford House on Chiswick Mall. Another, much more humble, operated near Thomas Urlin's cottage. On Urlin's death, the property passed to his widow and son-in-law, a gentleman named Thomas Mawson, who stepped in to take over as manager. It was he who laid the foundations of a great brewing enterprise - buying the George Public House and two adjacent cottages for £70, then later purchasing the brewery at Bedford House. Thomas Mawson is still honored today through the Mawson Arms, the pub located on the brewery site.