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Art’s sake

March 10, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

Pubs and breweries have picked up the culture theme   TYNE BANK BREWERY It’s fortunate for the artistic community that


A swirl of paint in every pint

March 10, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

We can never separate pubs from other cultural activities, writes Alastair Gilmour There’s a world of difference between viewing works


Celebrating the man from Peru

March 10, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

Regular readers will recall special correspondent Ian Brown’s report last October on Peru and its beers. As entertaining as ever,


Voyage of discovery

March 10, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

Gaining a certificate in brewing competency is one thing and all very well, but the real learning starts when you’re


The Perfect Tonic

March 10, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

Newcastle and Durham festivals explore the secrets of gin Assuming you have a taste for gin (and if not, why


Shed-loads of creativity

March 10, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

Now that spring is springing and the daffs are nodding in the fresh breeze, many a publican will be thinking


Bear comes out of hibernation

March 10, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

A historically significant Berwick pub has been transformed by a group of local businessmen. Like so many pubs in recent


On the PotY for a full year

March 10, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

The region’s Campaign For Real Ale branches have decided on their respective Pubs of the Year (PotY) for 2017. Full


Celebrated pubs set sale

March 10, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

The Black Bull, Etal, renowned in particular for being the only thatched pub in Northumberland, is seeking a new tenant.


How many pints in a galleon?

March 10, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

Cheers North East simply had to sit in on a pub quiz night called Schooniversity Challenge, seeing as the competition



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