New brewery looks to open in Lewisham from Fox and Firkin owner

The owner of the Fox and Firkin pub in Lewisham has applied to open a brewery in Lewisham at an industrial unit on Whitburn Road.

The brewery would be in a building facing the pub’s large beer garden.

Initially the brewery would supply the pub until they ramp up in scale to sell elsewhere. After all, one pub alone does not require an entire industrial unit.

That shows ambition, and the brewery would became a well-known player in the market.

The application states:

“The proposal is for the brewery to start small, establishing the process and supplying beer / ale to the Fox & Firkin pub, which is also owned by the applicant under a leasehold. Eventually production could be increased as sales permit, allowing the business to grow organically – up to 1850L per week (960hls/annum).

This volume of beer / ale at it’s peak production would produce approx 400kg of waste grains / hops per week, which are desirable for livestock feed.

Relationships with local city farms and other nearby farms are being sought at the moment, and will continue to be explored as and when production increases. Initially all produce will be retailed at the Fox & Firkin, but as production increases 3rd party accounts will be sought locally.”

An extraction system will be installed to prevent smells emanating from the building.

The pub, at 316 Lewisham High St, offers a wide range of live music throughout the week.

Click here to view plans.


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4 thoughts on “New brewery looks to open in Lewisham from Fox and Firkin owner

  • Sounds like a win win situation for the Fox and Firkin. If planning permission for the new Brewery is granted.

  • I agree the pub could do with a full refurbishment amd lighten up a bit.

    But the brewery is a good idea as locally produced beer and ale is popular among ale drinkers. If they can produce enough beer and ale in the future to sell to other local pubs than why not?

  • To be honest this part of Lewisham High Street where the Fox and Firkin is located could do with some funding from Lewisham Council or the Town Centres regeneration funds.

    To help business owners refurbish the outside of their premises for example deep cleaning or painting the exterior of the buildings new shop fronts or new shutters etc Like other High street and shopping parades around the UK have seen over the years


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