Land­lords’ law change

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TEN­ANT land­lords in Buck­ing­hamshire have wel­comed a change in law ty­ing them into beer sup­ply con­tracts with large brew­eries and pub com­pa­nies.

Cur­rently, some pub ten­ants sub­ject to ‘beer ties’ have to pay more than the mar­ket rate for al­co­hol and can­not pur­chase it from cheaper sup­pli­ers.

The House of Com­mons voted for a change in the law on Tues­day, Novem­ber 18, which has been cel­e­brated by the Cam­paign for Real Ale ( CAMRA) and many pub­li­cans in the county.

Land­lord Stu­art Thurston of The Cross Keys pub, in High Street, Great Mis­senden, has a con­tract with Fuller’s.

He said: “It is very good news be­cause peo­ple get more choice. We do guest beers but they have to be from Fuller’s.

“I think in the fu­ture it is Stu­art Thurston good the pub can have a choice of what it sells.

“We are pay­ing more than the av­er­age for our beer at the mo­ment.

“Per­haps some prices may come down, but over­all it is about land­lords mak­ing a de­cent liv­ing.

“I’m sure the brew­eries will be look­ing at ways to try to get round it.

“Ob­vi­ously they can­not get round the law but what they will do on things like rent and that you never know.”

‘GOOD NEWS’: Land­lord

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