Fuller's sells historic west London pub

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Site disposal: Fuller’s has sold the Angel pub after running it for more than 150 years (image: Robin Webster Geograph)
Site disposal: Fuller’s has sold the Angel pub after running it for more than 150 years (image: Robin Webster Geograph)

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Fuller’s has sold a Grade II-listed pub it had owned for more than 150 years.

The brewery said the Angel pub in Hayes did not fit with its future vision anymore.

The pub was rebuilt in 1926 and designed by Nowell Parr, one of the leading pub architects of the early 20th century.

Ideal interwar pub

Parr was inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement and wanted the building to be the ideal interwar pub with multiple functions such as separate lounge bars and dining areas.

It was Grade II-listed in 2015 by Historic England because of how intact its 1920s’ interior was, with surviving features like an off-sales compartment and manager’s office.

Fuller’s said the sale would allow it to invest in other parts of its estate.

A spokesperson for Fuller's said: “The Angel at Hayes has been a Fuller’s pub for over 150 years, so this has not been an easy decision."

Tough decision

The spokesperson added: “Fuller’s has nearly 200 tenanted pubs and going forwards, we will be looking to help our tenants to open, develop and promote pubs that deliver the distinctive Fuller’s experience, including freshly cooked food, customers expect when the see the Fuller’s name.

“As part of that plan there were a number of sites, including the Angel, that we felt no longer fit with our future vision and that, as a result, were earmarked for sale.

“We do realise that this isn’t going to make us popular with the regulars at the Angel, but sometimes we have to make some tough decisions to allow us to invest in other parts of our estate.

“It is a private sale and we wish the vendor every success going forward.”

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