During the royal visit the Prince was given a tour of the brewery where he watched the artists in residence creating the Wadworth pub signs by hand and was introduced to the firm’s iconic shire horses. Prince Charles also got the chance to pull a pint of Wadworth 6X, the brewer's renowned real ale. He then painted in the final piece to a plaque created to commemorate his visit.
Wadworth chief executive Chris Welham said: “The work that the Prince and Pub is the Hub do to enable pubs to remain central to their communities cannot be underestimated. I’m a firm believer that with a viable local pub, the community in which you live becomes a much better place. Pub is the Hub can proudly say its funding and advice has played a fundamental part in pulling communities together.”
Pub is the Hub chief executive John Longden added: “Together with our patron we wanted to say an enormous thank you to the organisations and businesses that have been stalwarts in supporting Pub is the Hub through the years. We exist entirely on donations and goodwill support from people who understand how much hard work goes into running a rural or community pub and also how vital these places are for economic, cultural and social cohesion.”
Wadworth is one of many regional brewers and pub operators who contribute to Pub is the Hub, which was set up in 2001.
Visit The Pub is the Hub website for more on the fund and advice.