Author Archives: Alastair Gilmour

Distiller’s new range blossoms

March 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

An award-winning distillery is buzzing after producing a gin with a new set of flavour combinations derived from bee pollen.


Tradition born to be wild

March 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

Rigg & Furrow Brewery has quietly become one of the most respected beer producers in the region. The Acklington, Northumberland,


Great Geordie Song Contest

February 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

Are you the next Sting, Mark Knopfler, or Alex Glasgow? Or further back, Joe Wilson, Geordie Ridley or Ned Corvan?


Cheers on the road

February 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

You people are amazing! Here’s another batch of photos taken in far-flung destinations – all featuring Cheers magazine. Thank you,


A star will be born

February 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

Are you the next Sting, Mark Knopfler, or Alex Glasgow? Or further back, Joe Wilson, Geordie Ridley or Ned Corvan?


Verde opera

February 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

Globe-trotting Cheers reader Nick Snaith sent us this report from one of his more far-reaching destinations. He writes: “Cape Verde


Mixing pubs and politics

February 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

The lead-up to the 2019 General Election inspired David Wilkinson of The Grey Horse in Consett to invite the local


Art and beer mix and match

February 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

Pub walls were just made for hanging pictures that have a relevance to time and place. They set a tone.


The miracle of words and pictures

February 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

It’s rather refreshing in these all-consuming social media days that switched-on community activists should take to printing beer mats and


Throttle open for acceleration

February 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

An admirably progressive North East brewery has launched new company branding to mark its eighth birthday. Also as part of



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