Friday, 25 April 2014


Ilkeston based micro-brewery, North Star, has this week showcased one of its bespoke real ales’, “Molly’s Pride”, in the Strangers’ Bar of the Houses of Parliament. The family run business, which operates from premises on Gallows Industrial Estate, has brewed the beer especially to raise funds for the Nottingham based charity School for Parents.
Meeting with Erewash MP Jessica Lee in the Commons Bar, Head Brewer, Richard Bower, explain how he had developed and grown his business, and why he had decided to support the charity with his beer. Following the tour of Parliament and visit to Strangers’ Bar to pull a pint of “Molly’s Pride”, Jessica said:

“It is fantastic to see that a local Erewash beer has made it to Parliament. Molly’s Pride not only tastes great, but it has also been brewed in support of the School for Parents. North Star Brewery is a great example of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire flourishing micro-brewery industry. I can report that the beer has proven a real hit with patrons of the Strangers’ Bar and members of the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group. It has been a pleasure to meet with Richard and all the team from the North Star Brewer, and I look forward to meeting them again when I visiting the brewery, in Ilkeston, in the near future.”
L-R: Jessica Lee MP with North Star Brewery’s Head Brewer Richard Bower, his daughter Jessica and Daryl Byrne the father of Molly.