History of Chiswick's Griffin Brewery

British Local Histories Produces DVD Featuring Home of Fuller Smith & Turner

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Chiswick's Griffin Brewery, home of London brewer Fuller Smith & Turner P.L.C., is the subject of a new DVD produced by British Local Histories, a company specialising in historical documentaries of landmark sites.

The DVD is in two parts. The first part takes the viewer through the history of the Griffin Brewery from early settlers, through Elizabethan times when the brew house first appeared, and in to the arrival of the Fuller’s in the early 1800s. It features interviews with members of the founding Fuller and Turner families, and workers at the Brewery from the war through to the present day.

Part two of the DVD is a look at the brewing process as it is today, and how it was in more traditional times.

David Rust, the film’s director, said “Fuller’s is London’s last remaining traditional family brewer, and the Griffin Brewery has many tales to tell. It is certainly one of the most interesting projects I’ve been involved in and it has been fascinating uncovering the stories and personalities involved.”

Georgina Wald, Fuller’s public relations manager, said: “If you are a fan of Fuller’s, breweries, or real ale in general, the DVD will surprise and delight you. And don’t forget, that if you like the movie, you can come and see the real thing too on a Fuller’s brewery tour.”

The DVD is currently available from the Fuller’s Brewery Shop on Chiswick Lane South, London W4 2QB, telephone 020 8996 2085, for just £9.99 plus £1.50 postage and packing for any copies requested via mail order.

The Fuller’s Brewery Tour costs just £6, and further information is available by calling 020 8996 2063, or e-mailing tours@fullers.co.uk.


April 18, 2007