Landlady is shortlisted for award

Sharon Herron.
Sharon Herron.

A pub landlord from Northumberland has reached the semi-final of a licensee of the year competition.

Sharon Herron, from The Keel Row in Seaton Delaval, has made it to the semi-final of the BII Licensee of The Year after she was anonymously nominated for the honour.

The BII award is a national award and the highest accolade a licensee can win in the pub industry.

Sharon said: “It is an honour and I am truly humbled that somebody has taken the time to nominate me for such a prestigious award.

“Without the help of our loyal customers and the local community, this pub would not be what it is today.

“To get to the semi-final of this competition is an achievement in itself.”

“I am so proud of The Keel Row and all the hard work my loyal team put into making the pub such a great place to visit,” she added.

Sharon’s son Connor added: “I think it is even more special that she has got this far, considering that there has never been a national winner from the North East.

“The semi-final round consists of a two-hour interview at the pub, where she will take about her chairty work and how she runs her business. Fingers crossed for her.”