A PUB in Brook Green has been given an appreciation award by Fuller's brewery for the care of its ales.
Joe Hines, landlord of the Old Parrs Head pub in Hammersmith, has been serving London Pride for 23 years and is one of the longest serving licensees in the area.
Richard Fuller, owner of Fuller’s presented the award to Mr Hines in the presence of Hammersmith Labour MP Andy Slaughter.
“It just shows you how far pubs have come, that traditional pubs serving traditional ales can still do so well in these ever-changing modern times,” said Mr Slaughter.
Mr Hines said: “Fuller’s continuous sponsorship of the pub through the years has meant so much. Running a pub is a lifestyle, not a job. It’s your life and I wouldn’t change it for anything.”