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MPs bring Suffolk Day celebrations to Westminster

Representatives from Suffolk's finest food, drink and entertainment establishments visited Westminster last Thursday to help Parliament celebrate Suffolk Day in style.

Jo Churchill MP was joined by MPs Peter Aldous, James Cartlidge, Therese Coffey, Matt Hancock, Sandy Martin and Dr Dan Poulter, all who welcomed exhibitors from each of their constituencies in recognition of the day.

Greene King, the Bury-based brewer, was invited to showcase its beers to MPs to raise awareness of Suffolk producers, while Adnams Brewery, All About Ipswich, Nethergate Brewery, Shotley Pier, St Peters Brewery, Pathways Care Farm, Home Group, Fen Farm, Farmhouse Cheeses and Aspalls Cider also exhibited.

“Suffolk Day is about celebrating all that makes our county the best place to live. It is only right, therefore, that we took Suffolk Day nationwide and what better place to have done so than in our Parliament," said Jo Churchill MP.

"This event was about demonstrating how we embrace county life to the benefit of our community. Greene King does so much to put our town on the map and we are proud of their heritage and to have them at the heart of Bury St Edmunds.

"Though it may only be in its second year, celebration of Suffolk Day is now well established. This event certainly captured this outstanding Suffolk spirit making it a worthy and fitting addition to the day’s festivities.”

Master brewer Ross O’Hara from the Westgate Brewery in Bury at Westminster Hall with the Greene King stand (2668493)
Master brewer Ross O’Hara from the Westgate Brewery in Bury at Westminster Hall with the Greene King stand (2668493)

To mark the Suffolk Day, Greene King brewery also offered a gift of complimentary beer to those partaking in a tour on Thursday at the Westgate Brewery, which they could take away and enjoy at home.

Greg Sage of Greene King said: “Suffolk Day is a wonderful opportunity for us to celebrate the county and successful businesses, large and small, who thrive in Suffolk.

"As a company with a 219 year history in Bury St Edmunds, we are delighted to be involved with the event to showcase our fine Suffolk beers brewed at our Westgate Brewery, including Greene King IPA, Abbot Ale, East Coast IPA, our award winning Heritage range and Strong Suffolk.”

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