EastEnders’ Alfie Moon and Coronation Street’s 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 Walford’s Queen Vic 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 (Mike Reid), also from EastEnders, or Coronation Street’s Alec Gilroy (Roy Barraclough).

Voting was closer for landladies, with EastEnders’ Peggy Mitchell (Barbara Windsor) receiving 20 per cent of the total, just behind the winner, Corrie’s Bet (Julie Goodyear), who received 22 per cent.

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 August 15.