The electrician beat more than 200 hopefuls from around the world to become the host of the Ship Inn pub. But as well as keeping the stunning 26-acre islet, Aaron will also inherit the 170-year-old title of King of Peel Island.
His coronation, expected in September, will see him sit on a throne made of a beer barrel and rain down on the beer barrel.
At that time, he will also have the power to “knight” those who have benefited the island.
Aaron, who spent his childhood visiting the holiday resort off the Cumbria coast, admitted he felt “incredibly nervous” when council officials told him he had won the pub’s 10-year competition despite having no hospitality experience.
But aside from the challenges of living far from the mainland, he says he’s had a happy time since getting the keys to the pub.
He said. “I camped here as a child and have been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. I never thought I would be the king of the island. I was just thinking. “I could do it.” , I will put for it.
And then I got it.
“In the morning I’ll sit out front cooking and it’s like your own little paradise.
Aaron, from Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness, added: “If I can put my own stamp on it, fingers crossed it all works out, I can enjoy the next 10 years.”
Peel Island has a 900-year-old ruined castle and eight private cabins. Access is limited to a 15-minute ferry ride or walking at low tide.
Aaron said: “Getting everything here is hard work. We have periods where there are no ferries and times when you will not be able to disembark. You just have to prepare.”
An electrician’s joy in becoming a tavern owner and “king” of a remote island Great Britain | news
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