Time to reflect on an amazing year of Cheers. We’ve covered as many pub subjects over the past 12 months as there are topics of conversation – from live music to politics to interior design to food to… well, we could make a rather lengthy list, but you get the drift.
This issue is our biggest-ever in terms of pagination in the six-and-a-half years Cheers has been published. At 56 pages it represents a magazine full of varied topics, all related to pubs in one way or another.
There have been some cracking new pub openings over the last few weeks – and we haven’t even got round to them all (but rest assured, we will). That, and the almost weekly opening of a new microbrewery, points to a booming sector in the North East which we’re particularly proud to be part of.
We’d like to take this opportunity of thanking our various contributors and our brilliant advertisers who know the power of a great medium and without whom we simply could not exist.
Then there is you, dear reader. Thank you for your continued loyal support and positive messages; they’re very much appreciated.
And, rounding off a great year, we are the proud recipients of a significant award from the British Guild of Beer Writers – see page 31. And it’s all done for your benefit.
Have a happy and safe festive season. Cheers!
Editor, Cheers North East