A Whitley Bay woman is raising a glass to a fresh challenge after taking charge of a new pub.
Leanne Jeffrey, who has 20 years of experience in the pub trade, has been appointed general manager of The Kingslodge Inn in Durham.
Before making the move to The Inn Collection Group’s newest pub, Leanne was working as deputy manager at the company’s Hog’s Head Inn in Alnwick.
She has previously worked both in the north east and abroad.
She now heads a team of approximately 35 people.
She said: “The new Kingslodge Inn will offer facilities for everyone. We want to establish The Kingslodge Inn as an important part of the offer to tourists in Durham City.”