A BEER expert has received a Lifetime Achievement accolade for her work.

Brighton sommelier Jane Peyton was honoured as an advocate for beer from the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group at its annual dinner in Westminster.

Jane is an award-winning drinks writer and broadcaster, and Britain’s First Beer Sommelier of the Year.

She is a former Drinks Educator of the Year and is the founder of School of Booze events, training and consultancy.

She is also the instigator of Beer Day Britain, the UK’s national beer day held annually on June 15.

Jane said: “What a marvellous surprise to be recognised with a lifetime achievement award for something that gives me so much pleasure.

“Working in the beer and pub world never feels like work so I am fortunate indeed.”

Mike Wood MP, chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group, said “The award is for people in the industry who have done something remarkable over and above the day job.”