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More than ever we need pub owners with the vision and determination to do something that will persuade people to venture out on a wet Tuesday when Holby City might seem the better option. We have plenty of them around the North East and the better ones are doing very well, thank you very much.
Entrepreneurial publican Dave Carr is one such chap.
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Welcome to Meet-And-Drink. On these pages we hope you'll find all you need to know about beer and breweries and pubs and people. We have pub tours with a cultural significance and brewery visits creating an adventure.
Our reviews should help the beer-lover find places that should suit their taste in ambience, friendliness, social interaction and, of course, great ranges of drinks and food.
Alastair Gilmour writes about beer and breweries and pubs and people from a variety of perspectives. Media outlets include The Journal, Newcastle upon Tyne; Brewers’ Guardian, and Cheers North East [READ MORE]
Pub walking tour of Newcastle and Gateshead with Alastair Gilmour. Check out Queen Victoria’s snub to the city, Irish entrepreneurship, a Spanish mistress, impressive interiors and sit where Glenda Jackson and Oliver Reed made sparks fly in Women in Love – plus enjoy the beer. [READ MORE]
A guide to some of the licensed premises that contribute enormously to Britain’s renowned pub culture. Most of them have featured in some form in publications such as The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, written – and researched – by Alastair Gilmour [READ MORE]
Beer, breweries and bikes, what a poetic threesome. Here are some examples that are never far apart. [READ MORE]
Meet and Drink writer Alastair Gilmour regularly conducts beer events throughout the UK and internationally – tours and tastings that have included a platform suspended 30 metres above the River Tyne and a real ale festival in a Moscow nightclub – and was for several years on the judging panel of the Pilsner Urquell International Master Bartender programme. [READ MORE]