Free Trade Inn I had heard tales of the Free Trade Inn, the legendary Craig David, and the excellent beer, so it was entirely joyous to find myself there as the first item of business on a weekend away to Newcastle.Craig David I was joined on the enterprise by Our Beer Man, Bob, Chris and …

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Newcastle Beer Weekend Our Beer Man’s Verdict A January jaunt to Newcastle has been a regular fixture for a while now and this annual pick-me-up seemed particularly necessary after 2016 rained down a shit storm of global and personal bad news. The usual team was joined on this occasion by Blythe – although that didn’t …

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The Empress of Broughton Street Our Beer Man’s Verdict I first visited the Empress on its opening night before Christmas, but it was so busy I struggled to get a proper sense of what it was actually like.Exterior My initial feeling on that brief visit was that it was okay – nothing special – but …

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Jones & Son at Salt Horse We’ve written extensively about both Salt Horse and Jones & Son in the past, but as the well known saying goes “you can’t get too much of a good thing”, so here’s some more words about their latest project together.Menu Salt Horse has great beer and had been focussing …

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Whistle Binkies It’s a classic quest poser: which Edinburgh pub boasts the best Scottish draught beer selection?Exterior There are probably a few places that immediately spring to mind, including the Hanging Bat, Salt Horse, Six North or Usher’s. They would probably be near the top of most sensible lists. A few other places may sneak …

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