North East

Historic city-centre pub reopens

The Grade II-listed Dun Cow in Sunderland city centre has reopened after being closed since the start of the pandemic. Just before the shutdown last ...

New brewer’s SIBA success

Fledgling brewer Metalhead took the cask crown at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) North East Independent Beer Awards at Gateshead Rugby Club...

South Shields pub’s golden celebration

The Steamboat in South Shields is celebrating after being the only pub in the North-East to make CAMRA’s Golden 50 list, which recognises people. grou...

Samson cuts football deal

In a unique deal Maxim brewery will be joining Molson Coors in supplying beer for Sunderland football club for the next five years. The move, an exten...

Shipwrecked beer rescued

In September 1895 the cargo ship Wallachia left Glasgow bound for the Caribbean. The load was general cargo, which included bottled beer,whisly and gi...

Stunning tiled gem reopens

One of the most imposing pub structures in the North-East, the Mountain Daisy in Sunderland has reopened under a new licensee. Until May this year the...

Festival organisers switch focus

Sunderland branch is exploring supporting pub-based beer festivals rather than run its own event this year. The branch felt it was more important to s...

Lockdown heroes recognised

Two pubs which went the extra mile during Covid-19 lockdowns have had their efforts recognised by CAMRA's Sunderland and South Tyneside branch. The br...

TV celebrity invests in revived Vaux

Vaux brewery has secured financial investment from TV presenter and architect George Clarke following the rebirth of the brand in 2019. Before its clo...

A year of drive-thru

When the English lockdown began Maxim brewery's cask beer base disappeared overnight so it set up a drive-thru click-and-collect service for its bottl...


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