Thursday, 15 August 2013

Alfie Moon and Bet Lynch named as the UK’s best loved Soap landlords

Cheeky chappy Alfie Moon and that famous lover of leopard-print Bet Lynch have been named as the UK’s favourite TV landlord and landlady according to a new poll commissioned by CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale.

In the recent survey, over 1000 members of the public were asked to choose their favourite landlord and landlady from a choice of 16 possible options. Eastenders’ Alfie Moon was the clear winner in the Landlord category, receiving around a quarter of the votes - almost twice as many as any of the other candidates such as Frank Butcher or Alec Gilroy from Emmerdale.

Things were much closer for the ladies, with Eastenders’ Peggy Mitchell receiving 20% of the vote just behind the winner, Coronation Street’s Bet Lynch, who received 22% of votes.

Fancy yourself as an Alfie or Bet lookalike? There could be a prize in it for you...

“To mark the announcement of the vote CAMRA are offering a free pint of beer to anybody dressing as either Alfie Moon or Bet Lynch at the Great British Beer Festival on Thursday. Plus we’ll be holding a competition for the best costume with a secret prize up for grabs – simply dress up and meet at the Bombardier bus at 4pm on Thursday to be in with a chance.” Tony Jerome, CAMRA’s Head of Marketing.

The Great British Beer Festival is taking place all this week up until Saturday (13th-17th August) and tickets can be purchased on the door. For more information visit www.gbbf.org.uk