Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are meeting regulars at The Bell pub in Purleigh.

His Royal Highness is patron of Pub is the Hub.

The Bell was chosen as a shining example of how licensees and communities connect and share their experiences and work together, which is what the organisation supports.

Representatives of The Mighty Oak brewery, Crouch Vale brewery, Maldon Salt, Maldon Oysters and Purleigh’s New Hall Vineyard met the prince and duchess.

The royal couple also visited Purfleet and Westcliff.

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