Fierce pride since 1836
Lion Brewery Co is a beer company with British heritage, dating back to 1836 London, where it was originally founded on the bank of the River Thames. For over a hundred years, the brewery produced high quality ales that were shipped across the seas to all parts of the globe. When the brewery was demolished in 1949, the brewery’s two iconic lion statues, so loved by the people, were preserved at the request of King George VI. They can still be found in London today — one is The Southbank Lion on Westminster bridge, opposite the Houses of Parliament, and the other stands guard at the entrance of Twickenham Stadium, the home of English rugby.
Fascinated by the brewery’s history of crafting beer for people for centuries, home brewers Harry Renshaw, Ben Hendry-Prior and Will Julius picked up the mantle and brought Lion Brewery Co back to life; initially in their new home of Singapore in 2018, and now back to its birthplace of Britain.
Since then, we’ve been on a mission to brew beer enjoyed the world over, infused with the time-honoured traditions of the brewery’s history.
Each beer is brewed with the same fierce pride — for where we’ve come from, and where we want to go.
Lion Brewery was built on the banks of the River Thames, on land then owned by the Archbishop of Canterbury. From here, during the birth of India Pale Ale, beer was shipped directly to trading posts around the world.
Following a fire and in order to make way for what is now the Royal Festival Hall, the brewery was demolished. Britain’s then ruler, King George VI, requested that the iconic Lions, so loved by the establishment, be preserved forever.
Standing Proud and the other standing guard
The Lions remain steadfast: one adjacent to Westminster Bridge, opposite the Houses of Parliament, the other standing guard at the gates of Twickenham Stadium, the home of English Rugby.
Ruler of English Rugby
In 1991 he was painted gold in preparation for the Rugby World Cup, and to this day all players enter the stadium below him.
Lion Brewery was reborn in London and Singapore (the “Lion City”).