Prince Charles 'Beer Drinker of the Year'

Group honors Prince for 'Pub is the Hub' campaign

Nov 18, 2002 - Great Britain's Prince Charles has claimed his prize for being selected Beer Drinker of the Year for 2002 — a pint of Greene King Abbot Ale. He was chosen for the title by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group.


The group chose the Prince because of his Pub is the Hub campaign to stem the tide of village pubs closures. Since the project was launched last December, more than 40 schemes have been established to safeguard local pubs by expanding their role.

Charles singled out the Craven Heifer in Stainforth, North Yorkshire, where the couple running it added a village shop and ensured the Post Office did not close.

Robert Humphries, secretary to the all-party group, said: "We decided to give the Prince this award because it is a fantastic project and him putting his name to it really boosted its chances of success," said Robert Humpries of the all-party group. John Grogan, MP for Selby, North Yorkshire, added: "We give it to the person who we think has done the most for beer. His Pub is the Hub campaign swung it for him."

Search The Real Beer Library For More Articles Related To: UNITED KINGDOM, British pub