Save the Pub Group chair and pubco critic Greg Mulholland, MP, has written to family brewer Fergus McMullen to thank him for speaking out against the big pubcos in last week's Morning Advertiser.
McMullen, tenanted trade director at brewer and operator McMullen & Sons, said that big pubcos had become "unwieldy beasts" through a lack of management and that they had not cared about the tenants.
He blamed the pubcos for the looming threat of Government intervention. Lib Dem Mulholland has invited McMullen to speak at the next Save the Pub Group about these issues and how family brewers maintain fair relationships with their tenants.
"Fergus McMullen voiced many of the issues that the Save the Pub Group highlights in its campaign to protect the pub industry and the tenants who are so vital to it," said Mulholland.
"I am pleased that he has spoken out and hope this will encourage other reputable family brewers to take a stance on pubco issues and encourage reform within the industry.
"I hope Fergus will be able to speak to the Save the Pub Group. Working together with responsible and respected family brewers will strengthen our efforts in Westminster to protect the pub and equalise the playing field for tenants."