Day one of the Great British Beer Festival saw visits by a number of politicians, amongst them was the Vice-Chair of the Parliamentary Beer Group, Nigel Evans MP for Ribble Valley. Nigel was born in Swansea and showed his support for the largest cask ale brewery in Wales, SA Brain with a pint of Brain's Bitter.
Also at the festival was the Welsh Assembly Member for Monmouthshire, Nick Ramsay, who was joined by Cardiff Councillor Craig Williams. Nick was overjoyed to find beer from his constituency available at the Real Ale in Bottle Bar, in the form of Kingstone Brewery from Tintern. Nick is pictured with Hannah Pettifer, Real Ale in a Bottle Bar Manager, and Craig in the photo.