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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


Rat’s the way to do it

February 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour

Hopefully 2020 will prove so good they named it twice. Alastair Gilmour delves into the Chinese New Year Happy New


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


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


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,



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