North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson attended the Swindon Beer Festival, where he played a very important role.
Justin was invited the festival organisers to attend the festival as one of the judges for the Best Bitter category.
The festival, now in its 35th year, showcases a variety of beers, ales and ciders from both the local area and from across the country - and this year’s event has a whopping 90 beers and ciders for visitors to try. In homage to the ongoing Rugby World Cup there were a handful of beers with names loosely related to rugby – such as Haka, Scrummy and Big Hit.
Following the judging, Justin spent time chatting to representatives of the breweries, members of the local CAMRA group volutneering at the featival and local residents soaking up the atmosphere.
Justin Tomlinson sadi: "It was a very impressive event, and huge credit should do to the CAMRA volunteers who worked so hard to make the event a success. I absolutely understand the importance of pubs to their local communities, and will continue to support the pub trade."