Author Archives: Alastair Gilmour

The Tall Ships Races

July 5, 2018 | by Alastair Gilmour

The first Tall Ships Race in 1956 featured 20 of the world’s remaining large sailing ships. The race was from


Hoist the mainsail

July 5, 2018 | by Alastair Gilmour

The word opportunity isn’t an anagram of Tall Ships, but it might as well be. It’s a huge event for


Palates at the ready

July 5, 2018 | by Alastair Gilmour

The Cumberland Arms, Ouseburn, Newcastle is the place to be for Collabathon, which is probably easy to work out as


Oh joy Simpsons

July 5, 2018 | by Alastair Gilmour

Simpsons Malt takes great pride in all aspects of its business, from producing the finest malts to customer service and


Hello petal

July 5, 2018 | by Alastair Gilmour

It’s high summer so it’s high time we celebrated the pubs that have caught the Cheers eye with their floral


Video: Brew Stories ale tales

June 11, 2018 | by Alastair Gilmour

In their second video with Cheers, Dean and Rich from Brew Stories visit the magnificent Beamish Hall Hotel and talk


Here’s lookin’ at you

June 5, 2018 | by Alastair Gilmour

A flavour of continental Europe is heading for Whitley Bay with a pop-up version of a classic bar style. Café


Beer unites nations

June 5, 2018 | by Alastair Gilmour

Regular readers understand well, Cheers is no stranger to promoting beer, pubs and breweries with Russian connections. We do the



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