Fuller’s, the London brewer and pub operator, is looking to England’s “genteel shires” for new pub acquisitions, reports the Financial Times. Group managing director Simon Emeny told the newspaper that the company watches where supermarket chain Waitrose choses to open and is targeting the same “middle England” demographic. Fuller’s reportedly plans to move into areas across southern England outside its London heartland, in towns such as Bath, Salisbury, Tunbridge Wells and Windsor. Earlier this month Fuller’s bought a package of 15 freehold pubs from Enterprise Inns for £22.9m, taking it to 29 acquisitions over the previous 12 months. Emeny told the FT: “We have the lowest debt to earnings ratio of any listed pub company and the advantage of our gearing is that we can now cherry pick the right things.”