Author Archives: Alastair Gilmour

Beal ale with great food

February 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

The Inn Collection Group has carved out a real name for its award-winning pubs with rooms in Northumberland and further


Special brews for a special man

February 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

Friends rallied round when a pub regular received some awful news, writes Alastair Gilmour Last August, Heinz Dieter Sieh developed


Cards on the table

February 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

When does a drinking game become educational? Alastair Gilmour finds out Andrew McGuigan’s wife supports Gateshead FC. She probably needs


Mark Hird An Appreciation

February 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

The death of one of the region’s entrepreneurs has robbed the leisure industry of huge potential, writes Alastair Gilmour The


Where has the gin fizz gone?

February 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

During January, tonic water producer Fever-Tree’s shares were trading at their lowest level since April 2017 after the company said


Join the scrum at the baa-r

February 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

Black Sheep Brewery is looking forward to the 2020 Six Nations tournament with the return of its rugby inspired beer, Ram Tackle.


Pubs on the up – and down

February 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

Despite a small rise in the number of pubs of all sizes last year, the overall number of pubs in


Owners to take the high road

February 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

The 18th Century Red Lion Inn, in Milfield, Northumberland, has been put up for sale by owners Iain and Claire



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