A micro-brewery established in a former pie factory in Bradford is to slake the thirst of the nation’s politicians – as one of its award-winning beers has been taken on by the House of Commons bar.

The Salamander Brewing Company was established in 1999 by Daniel Gent and Christopher Bee and has won many awards, including Silver at the 2011 Great British Beer Festival.

And now their citrusy and hoppy Golden Salamander is to go on tap at the House of Commons’ ‘Strangers Bar’, where the nation’s leaders unwind after a hard day of political cut and thrust.

Salamander beers are regularly available in pubs right across the north. Close to home, the Fox and Goose in Hebden Bridge and The Fleece in Haworth are both big supporters.