Author Archives: Alastair Gilmour

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


Brew good then brewgooder

February 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

A Scottish craft beer brand is on a mission to invite craft beer to bring clean drinking water to 100,000


The Future’s Orange

December 13th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

The first thing to remember about Orange wine is that is not made of oranges. The second is that it’s


Announcing the death of Mark Hird

December 6th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

Mark Hird, Managing Director of Tavistock Hospitality, Poetic License Distillery & Sonnet 43 Brewhouse Mark Hird, the founder and managing


The pub in all its glory

December 6th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

They’re big, they’re small, they’re new, they’re well established – let’s celebrate the pub, writes Alastair Gilmour. FRONT STREET TAP HOUSE,


Real ale in Ryhope

December 6th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

Novelist Glenda Young’s books are set in the pubs of early 20th Century Wearside Researching historical novels set around North


Two men and a dog

December 6th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

To many people this painting sums up what artist and social commentator Norman Cornish was all about. The simple composition


Good game, good game

December 6th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

There’s more to board games than Monopoly or Trivial Pursuit, as Alastair Gilmour discovers When Mike Taylor and Jo Little



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