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Lovingly pre-owned

December 14th, 2016 | by Alastair Gilmour

A small, but perfectly formed brewery has certainly done the rounds, as Alastair Gilmour discovers Recycling, upcycling, renovating and reusing are


Nifty shades of blues

December 14th, 2016 | by Alastair Gilmour

The simplest of musical instruments often make the most astonishing sounds, as Alastair Gilmour discovers Take a wooden cigar box, a length


Pubs doing the positives

December 14th, 2016 | by Alastair Gilmour

STATION EAST, GATESHEAD The long-awaited successor to the Station Hotel on Hills Street, Gateshead, close to the High Level Bridge,


Big, bold and… hairy

December 14th, 2016 | by Alastair Gilmour

When you name your business in honour legendary wild people covered in brown hair thought to exist in Central Asia


Hadaway for a pint Harry

December 14th, 2016 | by Alastair Gilmour

One of the North East’s greatest sportsmen was also a prolific pub-owner, as Alastair Gilmour discovers When Newcastle United legend Jackie


Raise a glass to the collector

December 14th, 2016 | by Alastair Gilmour

Cheers reader Ian Young worked in the licensed trade in the 1970s and 1980s around Newcastle, principally at The Punch


Allendale on a high

November 10th, 2016 | by Alastair Gilmour

Brewing beer that travels well is an occupational hazard when you’re based in the North Pennines, but the world takes


Contain the excitement

November 10th, 2016 | by Alastair Gilmour

A beer ‘den’ in a Newcastle suburb has Alastair Gilmour celebrating the ‘wow’ factor Readers with long memories might recall


Tribute to the troops

October 11th, 2016 | by Alastair Gilmour

A specially-designed beer with innovative packaging first produced last year as a reminder of the horrors of history has made



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