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Pub Food: Pie-de-hi

June 5, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

The pie in the pub with a pint is still the classic combination, writes Alastair Gilmour It’s the most simple


Jason Cook: Cook up a storm

May 15, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

Comedy writer and stand-up Jason Cook draws on a wealth of personal situations to make audiences laugh. But he tells


Pub food: Oh, burger

May 15, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

Has there ever been a foodstuff to have skipped through more hoops than the burger? Originally called a hamburger –


What drives Dave Carr?

April 11, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

Taking over a new pub in an unfamiliar area is a risky business, so what do you do? More of


Choo choo choose your pub

April 11, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

The Tyne Valley railway line is as picturesque as it gets, while the stop-offs along the route are well worth


Pleased to meat you

April 11, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

The steak in all its guises, from a hot sandwich to a melt-in-the-mouth fillet, still makes one of our most


Thirst for a jar o’ ale

March 5, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

After a couple of years stuttering financially, one of the region’s best-loved breweries is back on track. Alastair Gilmour reports Breweries



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