Fullers London Pride hand pump on a bar / pub, North West England, Best bitter, CAMRA ale alcoholic beverage, brewed in Chiswick, West London

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Fuller's Brewery (Fuller, Smith & Turner plc) is a pub company based in Chiswick, West London, founded in 1845 having been a family-run regional brewery until January 2019 when the brewing division was sold to Asahi. John Fuller's Griffin Brewery dates from 1816; in 1845, his son, John Bird Fuller, was joined by Henry Smith and John Turner. Fuller's owns and operates over 380 pubs, inns and hotels across the south of England. London Pride beer is the flagship beer of Fuller's Brewery. It is sold both cask-conditioned and bottled. London Pride has been brewed at the Griffin Brewery since 1958. It takes its name from a common name for the Saxifraga × urbium flower, in use by the nineteenth century. The flower provided shoots of recovery on the bombed sites left by the London Blitz of the early 1940s, and as such held symbolism for Londoners, celebrated in a patriotic song written in 1941 by Noël Coward In 2019, Asahi Breweries bought Fuller's Brewery from Fuller, Smith & Turner plc, the sale being subject to a Fuller's shareholders' vote at a forthcoming EGM