Over 180 Years of Brewing Heritage
McMullens was founded in 1827 by Peter McMullen and since then we have continued brewing in Hertford without a break. The heritage of AK, for example, can be traced back to 1833. We have protected the company’s brewing history throughout that time by acquiring and investing in the public houses. Our pubs are run by our managers or business partners and provide an exclusive market for our beers. To this day, the McMullen family remains firmly committed to our beers because they act as the ‘flag’ for our business.
Peter McMullen decides (strongly prompted by his wife, Sarah!) that a life of poaching and failed apprenticeships nee...
Alexander and Osmond McMullen take over from their father and begin a period of expansion. Trading as P. McMullen & S...
The business is incorporated and becomes a registered company. The pubs and head office assets are valued at £173,618.
McMullen & Sons, Limited is one of 1,284 brewing companies that existed in the UK. Today only 38 of these remain.
One hundred years into trading Osmond McMullen (son of the original Osmond) acquires the freehold of the Nag’s Head i...
Colonel Peter McMullen finally discharges the death duties from his father’s death. At one time the duties were calcu...
The company opens the Whole Hop Brewery, the most recent in a continuous line of six breweries on site and in which o...