Submarine engineer from Cumbria to become Piel Island ‘king’

Aaron Sanderson named as council’s preferred candidate to run pub on island off Furness peninsulaA 33-year-old submarine engineer is set to become landlord of a pub with a unique perk: he will pull pints and be king of a tiny, idyllic island which was once the launchpad for an invasion of England.Piel Island is half a mile off the Furness peninsula in Cumbria. It has a castle, a few cottages and a pub, the Ship Inn, for which the local council has been seeking a new custodian. Continue reading...

Submarine engineer from Cumbria to become Piel Island ‘king’

Aaron Sanderson named as council’s preferred candidate to run pub on island off Furness peninsula

A 33-year-old submarine engineer is set to become landlord of a pub with a unique perk: he will pull pints and be king of a tiny, idyllic island which was once the launchpad for an invasion of England.

Piel Island is half a mile off the Furness peninsula in Cumbria. It has a castle, a few cottages and a pub, the Ship Inn, for which the local council has been seeking a new custodian.

Continue reading...