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Quoits an experience

May 2, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

It’s head to head time. The pub quoits season starts this month and Northumberland has a very competitive league, writes


Bodega to Bodega in one round

May 2, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

Jim McManners OBE, real ale fan, NUFC devotee and regular in the Bodega, Newcastle, reports from a Peruvian pub and


I’ve bought a pub

May 2, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

One of the North East’s most notable ale and music venues has changed hands. Alastair Gilmour talks to the new


Every one a winner

May 2, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

The feature event at April’s Newcastle Beer Festival was a Battle of the Beers competition where breweries in the Tyneside


A Northern Gin Revolution

May 2, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

Assuming you like your tipple with plenty of spirit, the next Planet Juniper Gin Festival in June is the place


Home from home

May 2, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

After a walk along the seafront, Alastair Gilmour finds a coastal jewel Have you ever come across a shop that


Battle of the homebrewer

May 2, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

It’s Home Brew Competition time again at Newcastle’s Hop & Cleaver – and it’s all about the IPA. Homebrewers are


Tavern chef is top menu man

May 2, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

Pub food rules. The North East chef of the year doesn’t work in one of the region’s hotels or restaurants



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