Following the Parliament’s decision to stop the sale of alcohol in the House of Commons during this turbulent time period, Club Soda and a selection of UK made alcohol-free drinks brands have written to the Speaker of the House, Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, calling for the Parliamentary estate to stock more alcohol-free drinks.
As the nation faces another lockdown, Parliament has the opportunity to support home-grown alcohol-free drinks producers by ensuring that their products are available to buy across the estate. The letter has been supported by Heineken, Sea Arch, Square Root and Lucky Saint among many other brands.
Given that the Department of Health has also committed to help deliver a significant increase in the availability of alcohol-free products by 2025, it seems only right that Parliament should have more than three adult non-alcoholic options available.
As always, the Club Soda Guide lists over a thousand low and no alcohol products for anyone to explore whether you are a consumer, venue manager or MP.
Laura Willoughby MBE, Club Soda co-founder said: “Parliament has less choice for those not drinking than most pubs in Britain – it is just a poor show! Now is as good a time as any to address that and highlight the amazing innovation happening within the UKs drinks industry which is something we should be very proud of.”
Sarah Yates, Sea Arch co-founder said: “Non-alcoholic drinks give much-needed diversity and inclusivity to our drinking culture. They also encourage us all to make healthy choices at a time when our physical and mental well-being is absolutely paramount”
Rob Fink, founder & CEO of Big Drop Brewing Co, commented: “You don’t need to look far to see that Britain leads the world in producing the best alcohol-free drinks. Parliament and its bars should be a showcase for that so we welcome the chance to be a part of it, whilst helping to keep MPs on their A-game.”
Source: Club Soda