Local MP Visits Hook Norton Pub To Discuss Industry Challenges
The Queen’s Head, a Hook Norton pub in Sedgeberrow, Worcestershire, has been visited by West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin for a discussion about the challenges facing the pub industry.
Harriett met with pub landlord John Wilsher and Hook Norton Brewery managing director James Clarke, and was accompanied by local county councillor Liz Eyre.
Harriett comments: "I always enjoy visiting the Queen's Head, which is an important part of the Sedgeberrow village community and I was eager to pop in and show my support for John and Olive. The brewing industry has benefitted from a one penny cut in duty last year which has helped beer sales enormously.
"I will take the message back to the Chancellor and to Vince Cable that breweries and pubs are grateful for the support and hope for more."
James adds: “It was great to have the opportunity to discuss the issues that affect the pub industry with Harriet. Pubs are a key part of Britain’s culture, and must be protected – we really appreciate having Harriet’s support.”