Fuller’s develops cocktail and craft beer bar concept


fuller's barA new bar concept has been developed by London family brewer and pub company Fuller’s offering cocktails, craft beers and American whiskeys.

It has converted one of its pubs, the former Whistle & Flute in Putney, south-west London, into The Swift, with contemporary décor described as a cross between retro, modern and industrial.

The interior features cosy furnishings and unique fixtures such as light fittings made from reclaimed naval ships, while an original brick wall has been exposed to enhance the look.

The bar is due to open its doors for the first time today (August 8).

It offers an extensive range of keg, bottled and canned beer, ranging from the brewer’s own London Pride, London Porter and Frontier lager to kegged beers from Sierra Nevada and Anchor Brewery in the US. It also stocks 40 different bottled and canned craft beers from around the world.

The 12-strong list of cocktails includes four using Fuller’s beers as key ingredients. The Swift also specialises in American whiskeys, with a range of about 30 behind the bar.

There is an American diner-style menu including a range of hot dogs, pizzas and special Hampshire beef burgers made exclusively for Fuller’s.

Andrew Durn, Fuller’s developments manager, said: “This is one of many innovative new projects in the pipeline at Fuller’s, demonstrating our commitment to running outstanding pubs across the country, but also our commitment to new ideas and responding to consumer trends.

“There really is nothing like this in the area, and the combination of food and drink on offer is something we have worked really hard on to make perfect. This is a raw and exciting concept, and we can’t wait to share the newly refurbished bar with everyone.”

Fuller’s is best known for its pubs but also developed bar concept The Fine Line in the late 1990s which continues to thrive at three sites within its estate.

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