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April 2, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

The Curfew has just about it all. Cosy and intimate interior, a suntrap of an outside terrace and a small


In cahoots with…

April 2, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

First & Last Brewery, based behind the Bird In Bush pub in Elsdon, near Otterburn in Northumberland capitalises on not


Tradition and modernity

April 2, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

Milfield is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it village and therefore doesn’t score highly on a destination map of Northumberland. But travellers on the


The hills are alive

April 2, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

A building once used as a slaughterhouse, for kennelling trail hounds, fixing cars and building rabbit hutches has a new


The creative corner

April 2, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

There are four sheds in Graham Dury’s garden in Whitley Bay. Four sheds, one greenhouse and a brick garage “I’m


The joy of shed

April 2, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

Tom and Nicola Smith are taking advantage of building an extension to the brewery in their Northumberland garden – they’re


Brews and blues

April 2, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

Tim Barnes had twin ambitions – to make his own beer and sit in his shed listening to music. Both


And so to shed

April 2, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

Brewing beer, playing records and making people laugh; they all happen in sheds, writes Alastair Gilmour It’s stick your neck


Shattering the glass ceiling

April 2, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

It might be well into the 21st Century, but some male-dominated industries such as brewing can have difficulty in recognising


The building heated with wine

April 2, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

The region is world leader in the sustainable energy business Work has started on a major development in County Durham



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