Ben Howlett, the MP for Bath, recently welcomed a variety of Bath food and drink producers to parliament to show off their wares in a ‘Taste of Bath’ event.
The event was a great success with MPs and people in Parliament enjoying products from Bath which included pistachios, chocolate, tea and wine.
The event was attended by the MPs for Bath & North East Somerset, Ben Howlett and Jacob Rees Mogg, as well as the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs.
After the event, Ben said: ‘It was a great pleasure to welcome such a wide variety of producers to Parliament today. This was a great opportunity to show off what Bath & North East Somerset has to offer for those who want to support British produce as well as encouraging everyone to take a trip to the region.
“The area is a fantastic place to visit, with the unique spa town as well as an excellent independent business sector.
“I know the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs was very impressed with the wide variety of independent businesses in Bath & North East Somerset.”
Helen Rich, founder of Taste of Bath who provided the producers for the event, commented: “Taste of Bath champions artisan produce sourced within 10 miles of Bath; with the support of Ben Howlett MP and Jacob Reese Mogg MP we were in invited for the second year running to showcase the best of Bath produce in the House of Commons.
“We gave another eight producers the chance to come and showcase to MPs, their staff and press. We were astonished by the fantastic reaction to our products as well as the passion shown across the board for small businesses.
“With the support of Visit Bath and Three Bags Full (a new grocery delivery service in Bath) we were able to shine a spotlight on the amazing independent-scene and artisan calibre of Bath.”