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1 Jul 2018

Pubs and bars in Amsterdam have a particular style, as Alastair Gilmour reports.

I’m not into acting or role-play; I’d run a mile if invited to a theatre workshop, but somehow I’ve absorbed a character in a book. I blame Bernard MacLaverty. 

His Midwinter Break published last year contains so much personal detail it’s got to be autobiographical – but it’s also biographically me. Briefly, a couple “getting-on” in years take a short holiday to Amsterdam; she to visit the immaculately-maintained kerks (churches) that chime with her religious upbringing and he – though he is an architect and should be more i...

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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]


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