Pub roars to success


A parish pub which has had a meteoric rise has now received the seal of approval from parliament.

The Tiger Inn in East Dean has been handed an award from the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group in recognition of the high quality food served at the pub.

Norman Baker MP for Lewes presented Jacques Pienaar, general manager of the pub with the accolade earlier this month.

 The pub’s reputation has sky rocketed since it was saved from permanent closure four years ago and now employs 30 people from the area.

Mr Pienaar said: “We have come a long way in a short time and to be recognised for all our hard work is extremely gratifying.

“It is also important that village pubs continue to be recognised for the unique role they play as a local meeting place.”

The All Party Parliamentary Beer Group aims to promote the wholesomeness and enjoyment of beer and the unique role of the pub in UK society.

It also aims to understanding of the social, cultural and historic role of brewing and pubs in the UK and their value to tourism and their ability to broaden recognition of the contribution brewing and pubs to employment and to the UK’s economy.