Community

At the heart of local life

Fuller’s chose Chiswick as its home a long, long time ago, and we’ve always been proud of the role the brewery plays in life at local level.

Chiswick is only part of the story though, with more than 380 Fuller’s pubs providing the beating heart of town and village life right across southern England.

We know our pubs have a key role to play in the communities they serve, far beyond providing a social resource, and we actively encourage our tenants and managers to build tight links with their local neighbourhoods.

We like to give something back to the communities that support us, too, and aim to play our part by getting involved with local events and charities.

We support local activities such as carnivals, school fetes and other fundraisers - and we’re there to help out in times of difficulty, too. So when severe flooding hit Staines, Middlesex, The Swan Hotel handed out free hot drinks to displaced local residents and even played host to the local doctor while the surgery was submerged.




Charity work
Across the company, we raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity each year, with beneficiaries ranging from medical charities and children’s hospices to alcohol awareness groups. We continue our support for the Seafarers Charity too – which benefits from a donation of £5 per barrel of Seafarers Ale sold.

That’s just one of the charitable links we still maintain from our purchase of the Gales Brewery in 2005. For the same reason, we make a regular donation of beer to the Hospital of St Cross, an almshouse just outside Winchester that is believed to be England’s oldest charitable institution.

Sporting sponsorships

As well as financial support for charities, Fuller’s also backs a number of long-running sports events and initiatives - including the Surrey County Cricket League and the Head of the River Fours.

We are also involved with local running events such as the Thames Towpath Ten and the London Pride Walk for Cancer Research UK, which has raised well over £1 million in its 18 year history. The walk, which starts and finishes at the brewery, is one of the most popular events in the Chiswick calendar - regular walkers include Griffin, one of our very own Shire horses.