Author Archives: Alastair Gilmour

Great Geordie Song Contest

March 18th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

We regret to announce that due to the current coronavirus situation, The Great Geordie Song Contest that was due to take place


Cheers on the road

March 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

We keep saying it, but we’re constantly amazed by the fun you folks get from this magazine – for instance,


Get away with you

March 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

Newcastle pub owner Dave Carr has taken time out from trotting the globe to disgorge the contents of his favourite


Low land, high quality

March 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

Once upon a time Dutch beer meant a few near-identical lagers and a lot of dependable advertising. Not any more.


A little bit of better

March 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

It’s unusual for a beer in Britain to have a day dedicated to itself. In fact, it’s probably unique. That’s


Unusual suspect earns top title

March 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

Something is rising from the patterned carpet. It’s nothing untoward, but what is apparent in The Marine in South Shields


Perfect for a Slow Joe day

March 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

A new micropub on Durham Road, Low Fell, Gateshead’s main thoroughfare, could be described as Tardis-like. The frontage of Gilbert


The pie’s the limit

March 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

The humble pie is as close to comfort food as it’s possible to get. March marks British Pie Week This


McColl’s you need is love

March 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

A County Durham brewery has gone through something of a rebrand which, as Alastair Gilmour discovers, is a collaboration of


Strangers on the right

March 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

David Wilkinson at The Grey Horse in Consett considers seismic political change December’s General Election was an interesting one in



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