WE all love a night at the pub with a good pint and good people.

But the often-overlooked aspect of our visits to the public house are the very people we see the most of.

The barmen and women of Cumbria have always been there to serve their community and provide a friendly atmosphere inside their respective establishments.

In 1996, two Barrow bar workers offered advice to a TV star who needed help with her iconic role.

Coronation Street star Raquel Watts was facing a romantic crisis, so actress Sarah Lancashire requested help from two Cumbrian barmaids.

Gail Marclough and Andrea Low took part in a feature giving advice to Sarah's character Raquel at the Rovers Return on Coronation Street.

Both the girls were thanked for their help with a signed picture of Sarah.

The year 2006 not only saw England fighting for the World Cup, but also saw Nags Head barmaid Sophie Pratt and her fellow staff members decorating their business with St George's crosses in prepare for the first match of the tournament.

In 2013, the Walton Bar celebrated a very special occasion with a very special character.

Lillian McGlasson, who was 85 years old at the time, celebrated her 60th year working as a barmaid.

After serving thousands of customers and pouring an uncountable number of pints and drinks, Lillian's celebration was a day many would fondly remember.

In 2002, the staff at the Bluebell pub in Workington donated £500 for cancer relief.

The staff members volunteered to shave their heads on the bank holiday Monday in May that year.

Those involved were employees Gareth Morris and Craig Dolan, as well as Bluebell landlord Frank Johnston and DJ Dave Dixon. Macmillan Cancer Relief appeal chairman Geoff Tubman visited the pub to pick up the cheque for the donation.

In 2013, The Duchess of Cambridge helped the country celebrate the arrival of the royal baby with the creation of a new ale. The new drink was titled Heir Raiser.