West Chiltington beer served at Westminster
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert dropped in to the Greyhound Brewery at West Chiltington on Friday (8 March) to congratulate them on being selected to supply a guest ale in the House of Commons.
Mr Herbert presented a certificate from the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group to the Brewery owners Nick and Sarah Allen. Their Amber Eyes ale is being served in the Strangers’ Bar over the next fortnight.
Nick Allen said: “Good News from the Palace of Westminster! Amber Eyes, a real ale from Greyhound Brewery a micro brewery in West Sussex, is going down a treat at the House of Commons Strangers’ Bar, largely due to Nick Herbert our local MP. We are delighted to be supplying light refreshment (and relief ) to Members of the House of Commons and their guests. Great beer in a most important place.”
Mr Herbert said: “There are 650 MPs and over 2,000 breweries in the UK so there’s a lot of competition, and I was very pleased to have helped the Greyhound Brewery get their ale into the House of Commons bar as a guest beer.”
1. Photograph: Left to right Greg (back), Tara, Sarah Allen, Nick Herbert, Luke, Nick Allen.
2. To read about the Greyhound Brewery see www.greyhoundbrewery.co.uk.
3. The guest ale scheme at Strangers’ Bar is run by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group and the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA).