Steph’s always ready to party

A PUB landlord has won a national award for hosting more than 30 weddings in just four months.

Steph Bariana beat almost 2,000 landlords across the country to pick up an Admiral Taverns achievement award.

The 38-year-old has been a party planner for years and has brought that experience to bear since taking over the Eagle in Albion Way, Blyth, in October.

She said: “Running a pub can be hard work, but it’s also extremely rewarding, and I’m really enjoying being at the Eagle and having my own base to host the parties.”