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Big, bold and… hairy

December 14, 2016 | by Alastair Gilmour

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 Gilmour

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


Raise a glass to the collector

December 14, 2016 | by Alastair Gilmour

Cheers reader Ian Young worked in the licensed trade in the 1970s and 1980s around Newcastle, principally at The Punch


Allendale on a high

November 10, 2016 | by Alastair Gilmour

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


Contain the excitement

November 10, 2016 | by Alastair Gilmour

A beer ‘den’ in a Newcastle suburb has Alastair Gilmour celebrating the ‘wow’ factor Readers with long memories might recall


Tribute to the troops

October 11, 2016 | by Alastair Gilmour

A specially-designed beer with innovative packaging first produced last year as a reminder of the horrors of history has made


Outside inn

October 11, 2016 | by Alastair Gilmour

An innovative employment scheme not only helps the disadvantaged in society but produces incredible furniture from discarded wood that looks



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