Author Archives: Alastair Gilmour

Gold standard at Durham pub

September 7, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

The first thing Sean Schofield did on taking on the management of The Duke of Wellington in Nevilles Cross in


Take a bow now Dun Cow

September 7, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

Hartlepool-based Camerons Brewery has agreed to operate the historic Dun Cow in Sunderland as a Head of Steam venue. The


Brewery profile: Durham Brewery

July 7, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

One of the region’s most accomplished microbreweries celebrates a significant anniversary August is a very big month for Durham Brewery.


Haltwhistle Comrades Club

July 7, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

The darts teams here seem pretty slick with their bullseyes Its full title is Haltwhistle & District Comrades of Great


Come in number 42

July 7, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

Sharp-eyed readers will have noticed that this issue of Cheers North East is number 42 – a figure that is


Events, dear boy, events

July 7, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

What luck. Tim Healy introduces our packed programme of North East summer gigs and festivals. There’s something for everyone, as


Something old, something new

July 7, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

Publicans continue to fight their corner and the ones with the enthusiasm, customer care and positive attitude will succeed. Alastair Gilmour


Tapas takeover

July 7, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

We’re now addicted to what were once dismissed as nibbles on the bar. Tapas are now as British as smörgåsbord,



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