SUPERMODEL and television personality Jodie Kidd worked a shift behind the bar at a north Herefordshire pub on Friday lunchtime.

The Angel near Kingsland was one of three pubs across the country selected for the model to work a shift at as part of a campaign to support British pubs following the Covid-19 crisis.

Landlady Sarah Cameron-Swan said Ms Kidd's appearance helped to boost trade.

"She did a one-hour shift, went behind the bar and spoke to locals," said Ms Cameron-Swan.

"We had quite a lot of customers and there were probably a few more men than normal."

The campaign saw Herefordshire crisp producer Tyrrells team up with the Licensed Trade Charity to offer pubs the chance to win a guest shift from Ms Kidd, as well as a supply of Tyrrells Hand Cooked English crisps.

On many levels, 2020 has been a difficult year for landlords with pubs being closed for several months during lockdown.

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With many pubs helping their community effort to fight the Covid-19 crisis – from feeding key workers and the vulnerable, to setting up local stores and foodbanks – Tyrrells and the Licensed Trade Charity wanted to reward hardworking landlords across the country with a great prize celebrating the extra mile that our British locals went to this year.

Ms Cameron-Swan said that the Eat Out to Help Out scheme helped The Angel and they have continued the idea since.

While they were closed during lockdown The Angel built a beer garden which has been popular since re-opening.