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Cumbria's food and brewing sector described as 'Best in UK'

Hawkshead brewery and the beer hall Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria's food and brewing sector has been described as the "best in the UK" by local MP Tim Farron.

He is asking local businesses to take part in 'Cumbria Day', which will take place in the House of Commons and will showcase all that is good about businesses in the region.

Alex Brodie, founder and Managing Director of Hawkeshead Brewery says Cumbria Day is important as it will show Westminister that the area is more than a tourist destination.

He said:

"I lived down south for many years but always came up to Lake District and Cumbria when I could.

"A lot of people in London know the Alps better than Cumbria."There is so much on offer here. Yes, we have a booming tourism industry but food and drink tourism has also really taken off.

"We really hope MPs will come along and see what we have to offer so in the future when they are making economic decisions they'll remember us up north."