By The River Brew Co, Gateshead, has achieved Gold Standard as part of the United Nati..." /> What’s new? – Cheers North East


Published on March 4th, 2020 | by Alastair Gilmour


What’s new?

By The River Brew Co, Gateshead, has achieved Gold Standard as part of the United Nations Initiative to measure, reduce and offset its carbon footprint, the first steps in the brewery, pub and restaurant’s goal to achieve full sustainability. Its restaurant, Träkol, featured in last month’s Observer Food Monthly 50 Things We Love In The World Of Food Right Now section which highlighted its food favourites of 2020.

By The River also invites us to say hello to Cosmic Carry On IPA (6.3% abv), pictured left, which is loaded with Idaho 7, Sabro and Bru 1 hops which gives out ripe stone fruit, orange
zest and mango pulp on the palate.

Anarchy Brew Co’s latest launch, Demon Fangs IPA (5.6% abv) has been brewed with Simco and Sabro hops for a hazy and slightly clean bitterness and tropical fruit favours. It was introduced to the world at the Newcatle Tap.

The Durham branch of Camra has announced its 2020 Pubs of the Year. City: The Victoria, Durham; runner-up, Station House, Durham. Town: The Grey Horse, Consett; runner-up the Butcher’s Arms, Chester le Street. Country pub: Surtees Arms, Ferryhill; runner-up Three Horseshoes, Leamside. Congratulations.

Forward features in Cheers:

The Government’s decision to deny visas to “low-skilled workers” (their description) is set to create a “huge challenge” to the UK’s pub, bar and restaurants. How will this affect your business? Let us know at

Also, from next year, sales of the most polluting domestic fuels, coal and wet wood, will be phased out in England. What will this mean for the traditional pub roaring open fire like those at the Free Trade Inn, Cumberland Arms, The Rat Inn, Dipton Mill Inn, Bird In Bush, Boathouse, Holly Bush Inn (pictured) and countless others around the region. Air your views at

Rumour has it that The Central in Gateshead (left) is about to be taken over with Cameron’s Brewery “stepping aside”. New ownership is a combination of the fairly new and the long-in-the-tooth.

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