Why the Moffat family loves Fuller’s

Husband and wife share their family’s love for Fuller’s at the Great British Beer Festival in London

The Fuller’s stand at the Great British Beer Festival 2018 (GBBF) was a magnet for thousands of real ale fans at Olympia London last week.

The 41st annual event, which ran from 7 to 11 August, was organised by CAMRA and run by volunteers.

One family enjoying the festival at the Fuller’s stand on Thursday 9 was the Moffats from Ealing.

Husband Andrew Moffat said: “I’m currently drinking Beachcombers and my daughter’s drinking Oliver’s Island. I’ve been drinking Fuller’s beer for at least the last 35 years. My favourite beer is ESB but as it’s a little strong I often go for London Pride down at the Rose and Crown in South Ealing. For me, ESB is the cleanest, smoothest beer and it’s the beer by which I judge every other beer. I’m thinking of doing a tour of the brewery soon for my birthday.”

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Wife Sara Moffat said: “I love a pint of ESB, even on my wedding day I had one. There is a photograph of me with a pint. Pride is my second favourite. I remember the days of the Fuller’s passport, it was fantastic. I had it in 1981. You basically had to go to pubs and drink a pint and then you got a stamp. We’d go walking in the country and it encouraged us to visit more Fuller’s pubs."

Mr Moffat said that he had been coming to the GBBF for 15 years, adding: “I always come on a Thursday so there’s still a lot of beer left. We’re obviously here because we love it and we’d love to try the Past Masters 1981 ESB if we’re lucky enough in a minute.”

After joining the queue of other eager ale fans waiting for the special run to begin at 7pm, Mr Moffat got his wish as he and his son enjoyed a pint of the new limited edition ale.

Andrew Moffat and his son



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