The PM pops in for a pint

PRIME Minister David Cameron spent the weekend (January 12 and 13) with friends in Rogate and took time out to try some real ale in two village pubs.

PRIME Minister David Cameron spent the weekend with friends in Rogate and took time out to try some real ale in two village pubs.

Customers at the Rising Sun in Milland found him sitting in front of the log fire on Saturday when he popped in with a friend for a pre-lunch livener – a pint of London Pride – while his police escort sipped coffee at a nearby table.

“He was very relaxed and charming and no-one pestered him for autographs or anything like that,” said one regular, “he was very much part of the scene.”

On his way out, villager Mike Friend could not resist questioning him about the big issue of the day – the foul weather.

Mr Friend said: “It was raining and cold outside and I said to Mr Cameron: ‘Can you not do something about the weather?’ He replied very smartly that he had a few other things to worry about on his plate which I thought was an excellent riposte.”

On Sunday Mr Cameron, this time accompanied by his wife Samatha, visited The Three Horseshoes at Elsted and enjoyed a pint of Bowman’s Wallops Wood.