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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?


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



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