Jo Johnson visits winner of CAMRA Pub of the year in Downe

PUBLISHED: 16:54 07 April 2014 | UPDATED: 16:54 07 April 2014

Jo Johnson visited a country pub in the borough to personally congratulate the owner on being awarded CAMRA Pub of the Year.

The Orpington MP discussed the recent Budget with Downe pub owner Nigel Andrews, who runs The Queens Head, High Street.

The Budget supported public houses across the country after Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne cut beer duty by a penny.

Mr Johnson said: “I warmly congratulate Nigel and all who work at The Queen’s Head on this richly-deserved recognition.

“Pubs play a crucial role in the social life of Orpington and contribute, on average, £100,000 each to the local economy.

“I am grateful for Nigel’s warm hospitality and strongly urge residents to visit the pub soon.”

Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is a group that supports consumers rights with respect to the beer and drinks industry.

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