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December 14, 2016 | by Alastair

Beer books are a great gift stand-by, so here are a couple to put on the list, writes Vincent Zeller


Christmas Gifts

December 14, 2016 | by Alastair

CULLERCOATS BREWERY Using all-English ingredients, Cullercoats produces award-winning bottle/keg conditioned beers to suit all tastes. You’ll love the three-bottle gift


Lovingly pre-owned

December 14, 2016 | by Alastair

A small, but perfectly formed brewery has certainly done the rounds, as Alastair Gilmour discovers Recycling, upcycling, renovating and reusing are


Nifty shades of blues

December 14, 2016 | by Alastair

The simplest of musical instruments often make the most astonishing sounds, as Alastair Gilmour discovers Take a wooden cigar box, a length


Pubs doing the positives

December 14, 2016 | by Alastair

STATION EAST, GATESHEAD The long-awaited successor to the Station Hotel on Hills Street, Gateshead, close to the High Level Bridge,


Big, bold and… hairy

December 14, 2016 | by Alastair

When you name your business in honour legendary wild people covered in brown hair thought to exist in Central Asia


Hadaway for a pint Harry

December 14, 2016 | by Alastair

One of the North East’s greatest sportsmen was also a prolific pub-owner, as Alastair Gilmour discovers When Newcastle United legend Jackie


Allendale on a high

November 10, 2016 | by Alastair

Brewing beer that travels well is an occupational hazard when you’re based in the North Pennines, but the world takes



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