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Des de Moor
Best beer and travel writing award 2015, 2011 -- British Guild of Beer Writers Awards
Accredited Beer Sommelier
Writer of "Probably the best book about beer in London" - Londonist
"A necessity if you're a beer geek travelling to London town" - Beer Advocate
"A joy to read" - Roger Protz
"Very authoritative" - Tim Webb.
"One of the top beer writers in the UK" - Mark Dredge.
"A beer guru" - Popbitch.
Des de Moor


Parcel Yard N1

The Parcel Yard, London N1

London’s Best Beer, Pubs and Bars updates Central London: Bloomsbury, Euston and St Pancras

Contemporary pub (Fuller’s) 8 Shared Service Yard, Goods Way N1C 4AH T 020 7713 7258 w tw TheParcelYard Open 0800 (0900 Sun)-2300. Children welcome until early evening. Cask beer 10 (Fuller’s, 2 guests), Other […]

Prince Blücher TW2

London’s Best Beer, Pubs and Bars updates West London: Twickenham and Hampton Hill

Prince Blücher, Twickenham TW2 (London)

Contemporary pub (Fuller’s) 124 The Green, Twickenham TW2 5AG T 020 8894 1824 w Open 1100 (1200 Sun)-2300 (2400 Fri-Sat). Children very welcome until 2100. Cask beer 4 (Fuller’s) Cask Marque, Other beer 1 keg, […]

Cabbage Patch TW1

London’s Best Beer, Pubs and Bars updates West London: Twickenham and Hampton Hill

Rugby-themed soft furnishings at the Cabbage Patch, Twickenham TW1 (London)

Contemporary pub (Fuller’s) 67 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3SZ T 020 8892 3874 w Open 0800 (1000 Sat-Sun)-2400 (0230 Fri-Sat, 2330 Sun). Children welcome until early evening, children’s menu. Cask […]

Red Lion (St James’s) SW1

London’s Best Beer, Pubs and Bars updates Central London: Westminster, Victoria and Pimlico

Red Lion, Duke of York Street, London W1. Pic: Fuller's.

Traditional pub (Fuller’s) National heritage pub 2 Duke of York Street SW1Y 6JP T 020 7321 0782 w Open 1130-2300 (closed Sun). Cask beer 5-6 (Fuller’s) Cask Marque, Other beer […]

Marble Old Manchester Ale

Top Tastings 2011

ABV: 7.3% Origin: Manchester, England Website:,

Fuller's head brewer John Keeling with Marble Old Manchester. "Old and from Manchester." Pic: Fuller's

Collaboration beers are especially popular among the new generation of craft brewers, often across national boundaries, and have produced some fascinating results. But here’s one that crosses the […]

Fuller’s Vintage Ale

Top Tastings 2009 / CAMRA North London Tasting 2010 / London beer tastings 2011 / Top Tastings 2011 (2001 vintage)

ABV: 8.5% Origin: Chiswick, London W6, England Website:

A run of Fuller's Vintage Ale poses for the camera, Hock Cellar, Fuller's Brewery, London W6, October 2011

Until the recent resurgence that took […]

Fuller’s Bengal Lancer

London Beer Tastings 2011. This beer was featured in a piece on bottle conditioned beers from London in BEER August 2011. Read more about London bottle conditioned beers.

ABV: 5.3% Origin: Chiswick, London W5, England Website:

Fuller's Bengal Lancer

Bengal Lancer was launched in 2009 as Fuller’s contribution to the growing range of […]

Those One Show recommendations in full…

The One Show

Tonight (Friday 19 August) I should be featured on the One Show on BBC One, talking about the resurgence of British brewing with One Show reporter, Observer restaurant critic and Brixtonian Jay Rayner.

They’ve also asked me to recommend some beers to match with particular foods, sticking as much as possible […]

Fuller’s Brewer’s Reserve No 3

Great British Beer Festival 2011 London beer tastings 2011

ABV: 9% Origin: London W4, England Website:

Brewer's Reserve No 3 maturing in whisky barrels in a spare corner of the Fuller's brewery, London W4, January 2011

I make no apologies for choosing a release of Fuller’s Brewer’s Reserve as one of my […]

George Gale Prize Old Ale 2007

Top Tastings 2010

ABV: 9% Origin: Horndean, Hampshire, England

George Gale Prize Old Ale 2007

Gale’s Prize Old Ale is a real slice of British brewing heritage. Created by a Yorkshireman who worked at the company’s 1860s tower brewery in the early 20th century, it perpetuated an already declining technique in British brewing, the […]