A RESTAURANT has won praise after hosting an afternoon of free food for the homeless.

Four and Twenty restaurant in Corbridge partnered with Newcastle-based charity the People's Kitchen to provide 30 free meals on Tuesday afternoon.

Owner of Four and Twenty, Sarah Bell, opened the pie and mash shop earlier this year.

“I am so honoured to be able to offer a nice bit of grub for all of the people who visited,” she said.

“When I was younger my grandmother brought me up to always think of the homeless, during bad weather and the winter when times are tough.

“Now I have got the opportunity to do this with my own restaurant here in Corbridge. I thought it would be a nice thing to do.

“I have been inundated with kind locals who are willing to volunteer and donate gifts as well.

“I’m also not just hosting these events for Christmas. I’m going to be doing it throughout next year. It would be great if other local independent businesses could take part in the future too.”

Peter Samuel, a volunteer at the People’s Kitchen, said: “A huge thanks from everyone here to Sarah and the rest of the team at Four and Twenty for hosting us and providing all this food free of charge.”

The People's Kitchen has worked throughout the region for the past 34 years providing food, friendship clothing and toiletries for the homeless.

Sayid Osman, who is a regular visitor at the charity added that it was some of the best pie and mash he had ever tasted.