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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


Area focus: Low Fell

March 5, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

Low Fell, Gateshead is made up of small settlements, communities and colonies, each with their own identity. Impressive stone crescents


The food revolution

February 5, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

Food in pubs is becoming more adventurous with real quality as a side-order, but do we really have to describe


Biggs, beer and biryani

December 18, 2013 | by Alastair Gilmour

Alastair Gilmour looks at the latter part of Ronnie Biggs’ life when he gave himself up, having expressed a desire



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