great places to visit off the beaten path.
Beer has been brewed on Fuller’s Chiswick site for over 350 years – as far back as the era of Oliver Cromwell. From the original brewery in the gardens of Bedford House on Chiswick Mall, the business expanded and thrived until the early part of the nineteenth century. Tours last approximately 1½ -1¾ hours. Tours currently operate Mon-Fri only, at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Book in advance as places are limited. Not Free. 16 or older only. Go to web site for more details: http://www.fullers.co.uk/rte.asp?id=9
The Mawson Arms and Fox and Hounds is the starting point for the brewery tour. The pub sits on Mawson Lane, named after the family who laid the foundations for a major brewing enterprise. The corner house was reputedly the home of Alexander Pope, a protégé of Lord Burlington, and his family from 1716 to 1719. At one point, two pubs stood on the site, hence the reason the pub still has two names today.
Address: Chiswick Lane South, W4. Nearest tube: Turnham Green.