Author Archives: Alastair Gilmour

You there, on your feet

June 5, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

We asked the question: You’re on your feet all day in a busy pub kitchen, restaurant or city centre bar


The sign of a great pub

June 5, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

The holly bush is believed to be the first version of a pub sign. They were placed at each side


Beer with a golden promise

June 5, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

Jamie Robson isn’t a big fan of plastic. As a North Sea surfer, he has first-hand knowledge of its effect


Jamming on a Sunday afternoon

June 5, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

There are many classic pub conversations. Dream teams, greatest movies of all time, how much the local area has changed,


Merchant of (ad)venture

June 5, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

Ross Quinn talks Trappist. He is also fluent in Lambic, Tegernsee, Augustiner and DIPA. Beer is his business, representing Cave


‘The soul of the place’

June 5, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

Wearside company Lonely Tower Film & Media, operated by Marie Gardiner and Mark Thorburn, has produced a film – A


Sunderland’s lost brewery

June 5, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

It’s twenty years since one of the great tragedies of North East brewing occurred. Alastair Gilmour reports The final throes



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