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A Shepherd Neame pub has been used as the setting for the filming of a DVD celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Campaign for Real Ale.
Camra co-founder Michael Hardman, MBE, relaxed in his local, The Hatch in Redhill, while being interviewed for the DVD.
Licensee Roy Peacock said: “He drank the Delta ale, which is one of Shepherd Neame’s pilot ales – and he came in the following evening to have some more. We took over in October last year and Michael was one of the first customers to come in.”
Michael Hardman, who was awarded an MBE last year for services to the brewing industry, founded Camra - originally the Campaign for the Revitalisation of Ale - with his colleagues Jim Makin, Bill Mellor and Graham Lees in 1971. He also created the publication, What’s Brewing and the Good Beer Guide and helped found the British Guild of Beer Writers.
The DVD, the work of producer David Rust, centres on the history of Camra, its work and its aims. The three fellow founding members will also be featured.
It is hoped that the DVD will be available to buy through Camra next year.