January 4, 2013 3:49 PM
Mark helping out at The Victorian

Mark helping out at The Victorian

This afternoon (4th January 2013) Cheadle MP Mark Hunter, put in a shift behind the bar at the Victorian in Bramhall village.

The Victorian owned by Manchester Brewery J.W. Lees and William Lees-Jones, Managing Director, who came to meet Mark on the day. Also joining Mark behind the bar was General Manager, Alan Warnock, as part of the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group 'Work in a Pub' project which is encouraging its members to take part in to learn first-hand about the industry.

Local residents and members of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) were encouraged to stop by to have a pint, or simply a quick chat while the MP learned more about the pub trade and tried his hand at working behind the bar.

Commenting, Mark said:

"I was delighted to take part in such a fun and informative project to help support local business and highlight some of the issues facing local pubs.

"It was also pleasure to see a number of local residents in Bramhall and also a number of members of CAMRA.

"As a CAMRA member myself, I know just how vital a role pubs play in our communities and I am keen to learn more about what happens on the other side of the bar."

General Manager, Alan Warnock, said:

"We are looking forward to having our Member of Parliament experience what it is like to work in a pub.

"We are really pleased that there is such strong interest from Westminster to learn about our industry and the role pubs play in the community."

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