|Hooves bigger than my head!|
As I had to drive them there, I partook only gently of the outdoor bar, which offered keg Frontier, Cornish cider and cask Pride for the equivalent of £1 a pint*, but there was a fuller (ho ho) range on in the Hock Cellar, including Fuller's Summer Ale and Gale's Beachcomber next to each other on the bar.
Also in the cellar was an opportunity to taste some of the bottled beers, a tombola, and a "decorate your own mini-cask with stickers" corner for the kids. Sadly, the mini-cask the boy decorated and brought home was empty...
*I say "the equivalent" as the currency for most of this was bottletops. You could buy a bag of 10 for a fiver (they're new and unused ones so don't go rooting round to see if you have any used ones in the bin!) then 'spend' them on the bars and stalls.
If I understood rightly, all the income from selling them goes to one of three local charities, depending on the type of tops you chose to buy, with the goods actually being donated. A nice touch, and a lot better than simply giving things away.
Sounds like a good day. Sorry I missed it, but that will teach me to check by mail-outs from the Fullers Fine Ale Club more closely in future!ReplyDelete
Amazingly enough, while it's on the FFC website, I can't see any reference to it in the newsletters! I knew to look for the information because I remembered going to it two years ago and I'd asked John K if it was running again this year.ReplyDelete