ONE of the Tyne Valley's most popular pubs is among the first businesses to utilise a new method of disinfecting surfaces provided by a Northumberland company.

The Twice Brewed Inn near Hadrian's Wall has become one of the first customers of Northumberland-based company Clear Fog's newly launched collection of environmentally-friendly 'fogging' systems.

The process uses a fine mist or 'fog' to quickly and effectively disinfect surfaces and surroundings.

It is used extensively in the food industry and is harmless to humans, but deadly to bacteria. It uses use Clear Fog Liquid Disinfectant (CFLD), an electrochemically activated solution (ECAS) produced by the electrolysis of tap water and saline.

Clear Fog founder and director, Charlie Benson, said: “As the hospitality sector begins to open up, consumer confidence is going to be absolutely paramount.

“Public-facing businesses across all sectors are looking to find effective and efficient methods of reassuring customers, staff and visitors that as much as is practically possible is being done to minimise exposure to Covid-19 and make their environment as safe as it can be.

“We’ve had a flood of orders and enquiries since the Government confirmed the further lockdown relaxations on July 4th, and can guarantee UK delivery of your selected Clear Fog system within days.”

The Twice Brewed Inn, a popular pub and B&B on Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland was one of Clear Fog’s first customers.

Manager, Steve Blair, said: “We’ve been working towards reopening to customers at the beginning of July and have obviously been looking at ways which will allow guests to feel confident when visiting The Twice Brewed, and our team to feel safe while at work.

“The Clear Fog system will be an essential part of making the pub, restaurant, tap room and guest bedrooms Covid-secure; reassuring everyone who comes here that everything practically possible is being done to keep them safe, well and having a good time.”