The pandemic has brought tough times for pubs all over the country including South Tyneside.
There will be a day when they can all re-open and in the meantime, let’s pay tribute to the people who have run them over the years.
Landlords and landladies manage hostelries all over the borough and do a marvellous job which includes so much more than just serving drinks.
So join us as we pay tribute to ‘mine hosts’ and the excellent work they have done over the years.
1. Supporting a worthy cause at the Rose and Crown
A Halloween fundraiser at the Rose and Crown in 2009 with landlord Bob Overton in the photo.
2. A cracking reminder from The Kelly
Landlady of The Kelly pub in Hebburn, Brenda Hallowell hosted a 50 year anniversary band festival with the help of staff, Callum Carney and customer, Kevin Merrifield. Remember this from 2015?
Photo: Picture by Corrina Atlkinson
3. All for charity
They were supporting charity in this 2009 event at The Clock in Hebburn. Landlord Norman Scott is pictured in the middle.
4. Supporting England in a big way at the Fountain
The landlord and staff at the Fountain Inn who were pictured supporting England in 2006, complete with a 10ft tall inflatable fan.