Norman Lamb helped to celebrate a local business success in Parliament’s famous ‘Strangers’ Bar’ this week. The event was organised to celebrate 50 years of Maris Otter barley – a variety that a number of local brewers use to make craft beer.
The North Norfolk MP was joined by representatives of Hempton-based grain merchants H Banham and by David Holliday of Norfolk Brewhouse of Hindringham as well as Broadland MP, Keith Simpson. Norman Lamb pulled pints of Moongazer Ale, brewed by Norfolk Brewhouse, the guest beer in Strangers’ Bar.
“Banham’s and Crisp Maltings in Fakenham, together with brewers like David Holliday have helped to make this a nationally celebrated brand. I was delighted to welcome them to Parliament and I hope they will carry on brewing up a real local success story,” said Norman Lamb.