A round-up of pressies for the pub-lover in your life

Christmas gifts 2018 – Cheers North East


Published on December 4th, 2018 | by Alastair Gilmour


Christmas gifts 2018

A round-up of pressies for the pub-lover in your life

The Cluny
T-shirts are £10 each and there are currently five to choose from…including some fun takes on classic alternative music/rock and roll imagery as well as the Cluny logo.

There are also more to follow!

Totes are £5 each & bear the Cluny C logo and you can also get Cluny branded pint glasses for £2.

These can all be bought over the bar as well as gift vouchers for £10, £15 & £20 which can be redeemed against food, drinks, merch and gig tickets.

Take-out on cans and bottles with a 20% discount plus Cluny branded growlers in the near future for take-home draught.

Another collection of ‘Peculierly’ delightful gifts are available from Theakston Brewery, Masham, North Yorkshire. From Backward clocks to Peculier socks, Theakston has the perfect gift for everyone.

Old Peculier is available on a plate as well as in a pint glass thanks to the brewery’s range of Peculier preserves, Christmas puddings, cheeses and chocolates served on oak cheeseboards handcrafted by the Theakston cooper.

Peculier Gift Boxes are new for 2017, and if you can’t decide on which Theakston gift to select, a tailored hamper may be the perfect answer. Each hamper contains a selection of unique Yorkshire goodies, Theakston merchandise and fine Theakston ales, which makes them the ideal solution.

Shopping with Theakstons couldn’t be easier and everything can be delivered straight to your door. Go to www.theakstons.co.uk/shop and order online or call the gift shop, tel 01765 684 333.

Hadrian Border Brewery has released two festive beers this festive season, both available in three-bottle gift packs. First off we have the flavoursome Christmas Baubale 5.1% abv. A full-bodied deep brown beer with a warming hint of blood orange and a pleasant chocolate aftertaste. Available at Fenwick, CentrAle & Beer Box. For the lager lover, there’s Festive Cheers 4.0% abv. A classic light-bodied golden European style beer with mild bitterness and gentle floral finish. Also available direct from the brewery.

Elderberry Homebrew has all you need to warm those cockles during the festive season and beyond! For beer enthusiasts, they stock a vast range of hops, grains and ancillaries. Whether you’re just starting out and want some advice on kits or you’re experienced and need all the gear for full-mash brewing, they have you covered as they’ve been around since 1983 so have a wealth of knowledge to draw upon and are always happy to help.

Elderberry is also just the place to find the perfect Christmas gift for anyone likes to drink wine, beer or cocktails. Homebrew is also a fantastic hobby and you could inspire someone with a gift to get them brewing. They also sell a range of cheese-making kits to enable you to make anything from halloumi to Red Leicester.

Pop along and see for yourself in sunny Whitley Bay, and get brewing in time for Christmas!

CentrAle bottleshop on platform 12 of Newcastle’s historic Central Station has fast become a favourite with beer lovers and train travellers alike. Housed in the station’s former lost luggage office, you’ll find shelves filled with bottles, cans, gift boxes and more. Organised into areas stretching across Newcastle, Tyneside, Co Durham and beyond. Bruce, Donna and the team have a passion for local beers, as well as spirits, and are happy to help you pick out gifts or something to sample for yourself. You’ll find gift boxes for your favourite beer and spirit drinkers as well as bespoke hampers available on request.

Beer Box has packed its shop within the STACK social and shopping hub in central Newcastle with the best craft beers on the market. From their own award-winning Whitely Bay-based Black Storm Brewery beers, to the most innovative ales being created from UK producers and worldwide, their range represents the devoted craft beer drinkers’ ‘to do list’. Their knowledgeable and friendly staff, plus George, their resident brewery spaniel, are on hand to help you choose your gifts, or to suggest the best beers for festive and New Year parties. Gifts include: a select your own three-can gold tube, a range of craft beer gift boxes, and for the beer present of all beer presents – a 24-beer individually curated gift box. Buy in Beer Box or email your order online. www.wearebeerbox.com @itsbeerbox, Unit 12, STACK, Newcastle. NE1 6QE

STUCK FOR A CHRISTMAS GIFT?  Look no further than Tyne Bank.  For that beer enthusiast how about a BREWERY TOUR VOUCHER? Learn the process, gain the knowledge and afterwards, most importantly, taste the beer with one of their knowledgeable staff members. For those who just prefer to sample they have; GIFT BOXES, choose three from their bottled range or six from their can range to be boxed ready for the big day.  From their draught beers chose from 1 or 2 litre GROWLERS, 5 litre MINI KEG and 10 and 20 Litre POLYPINS, perfect as gifts or party supplies. They also have a great range of T-shirts and if you spend £15 or more and they’ll throw in a free Tote bag.  Purchase direct from the Brewery Monday to Friday 9-4 or the Tap Room Thurs – Sunday 12-11, free car parking to the rear.

“Let’s just clear up this elephant in the room first. There’s no beer on offer here. Sorry about that… Really, we are. What we do offer though, are locally designed T-shirts for you to wear when you are drinking beer, because let’s face it, you’d get a few funny looks if you went to your local with nee top on.

If you’re Toon daft, black and white at heart, are bridge crazy or just from the North of the East, we could be right down your street. At CannyStuff we create local themes made by local designers of your favourite quotes, people and landmarks and then print them on just about anything to order. T-shirts, cushions for the wife, mugs, hats and bags. If we could print on your face, we would. Choose from thousands of variations that match your style. Or if you ask nicely we can create custom designs for the item of your choice, you’d just need to email areet@cannystuff.com

If you fancy ordering something canny for yourself or someone else, then you can use the code SAVEMYBEERMONEY for 10% OFF

Price range £10 – £25 Cannystuff.com

Alongside an impressive array of international, national and local beers, Newcastle’s original Craft Beer store also displays over 300+gins, 450+ whiskies and 250+ rums and vodkas. It won’t be difficult to identify the perfect gift for your loved one in this fantastic store. A recent addition to this specialist shop is the popular Growler Fill System. Purchase your Rehills growler and fill it with fresh beer to take home. Available in 1 litre and ½ litre growler sizes, it’s a perfect takeaway option for patrons.

245-249 Jesmond Road, Jesmond NE21 LB, Tel 0191 281 4499

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