A DARTFORD-BREWED beer made its debut as a guest ale at a world-famous bar at the Houses of Parliament this week.

Dartford MP Gareth Johnson welcomed Millis Brewery owner John Millis and son Darren to Parliament to enjoy a pint to celebrate the launch of Kentish Best at the Strangers Bar on Tuesday (Jan 28).

Drinking his own ale in the bar, Mr Millis said: "This is brilliant, I’m really knocked out, I really am."

Mr Millis, who has been brewing for 25 years, described Kentish Best as a clean, malty ale, with a dry and fresh taste as well as a ‘hoppy’ flavour.

During its week in Parliament, Mr Johnson said he hopes to introduce his colleagues to the beer from his home.

Mr Johnson said: "I think this is the first time a Dartford-brewed beer has ever appeared as a guest ale at the House of Commons.

"This is fantastic news for Dartford and I am very keen to show support for this small family-run business in my constituency."

The Millis Brewery, based at St Margarets Farm, South Darenth, is also well-known for its Dartford Wobbler and Gravesend Guzzler ales.

The family-run business opened in 2002 and now sells up to 80 casks a week.