Alfie and Bet named favourite TV landlord and landlady

Coronation street star Julie Goodyear, who plays landlady Bet Lynch, at the Rovers Return. Credit: Phil Noble/PA Archive

Soap characters Alfie Moon and Bet Lynch have been named the UK's favourite TV landlord and landlady.

A survey of 1,000 adults by the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) showed that Alfie (played by Shane Richie), of the Queen Vic in EastEnders, was the clear winner in the landlord category, receiving around a quarter of the votes.

Voting was closer for landladies, with EastEnders' Peggy Mitchell (Barbara Windsor) receiving 20% of the total, just behind the winner, Coronation Street's Bet Lynch (Julie Goodyear), who received 22%.

To mark the competition, Camra is offering a free pint of beer to anyone dressing as Alfie or Bet at its great British Beer Festival in London on Thursday.