Philip applauds quality of the Brown Cow

Shipley MP Philip Davies called in to the Brown Cow, Bingley last Friday evening to present landlady Adele Purton with a certificate from the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group commending the Timothy Taylor owned pub for its great beer and food.

Philip, who used to work for Asda before taking his seat at Westminster, said: "Pubs have been going through tough times recently, particularly since the smoking ban. However, well run pubs like the Brown Cow that offer a warm welcome coupled with excellent food and quality beers will always play a vital role in the community. As a group we are more than happy to support the British pub, which is part of our heritage.

I congratulate Adele and all her staff on the fantastic job they are doing."

The Parliamentary Beer Group initiative is endorsed by Beautiful Beer, a national scheme launched in 2006 by the British Beer & Pub Association to acknowledge and reward licensees serving outstanding cask, bottled and keg beers.

The Brown Cow holds not only the highly acclaimed Beautiful Beer Gold award but also the Cask Marque award. Both accolades recognise the quality of a pub's beer and to

qualify Adele and her staff had to pass a rigorous 'cellar to glass' assessment.

Commenting on this latest stamp of approval from the Parliamentary Beer Group Adele said: It is very much a team effort at the Brown Cow so my thanks go to everyone for their hard work and commitment."

On the food front chef Jenni Butler has just put together a special 3-course Christmas menu plus coffee and mince pies for only £19.95. Individual and party bookings are now being taken for this special menu which is available, in addition to the pub's usual menu, in the build up to Christmas.