Since it’s the summer holidays AND International Beer Day, we’re marking the occasion with a round-up of some Northumberland pub gardens and outdoor spaces for you to visit.
We may not always be able to rely on the weather, even in August, but we CAN rely on the county’s bars and pubs to provide a great choice of drinks and a good time with loved ones.
So let’s take a closer look at the origins of the beer celebration day and some of the places you can visit in Northumberland this weekend, as chosen by the Gazette readers.
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What is International Beer Day?
First marked in 2008, International Beer Day is recognised every year on the first Friday in August – the perfect day of the week to enjoy a pint of the good stuff.
It’s a global day of celebration for bars, breweries and pubs alike with lovers of the drink encouraged to raise a glass and toast their favourite tipple.
Organisers say the event is celebrated in more than 200 cities across the world.
Where can I visit a pub garden in Northumberland?
There are plenty of top notch bars and pubs across Northumberland to visit for that all-important after-work pint.
Since there’s no better recommendation than that of a loyal customer, we turned to the Northumberland Gazette’s readers to shout out their favourite sunshine spots for a cold one.
Here are some of their suggestions from the Gazette’s Facebook page:
Angie’s Tavern, Amble
The Bamburgh Castle Inn, Seahouses
Bird in Bush Public, Elsdon
Brewis Beer Co, Amble
The Craster Arms, Beadnell
Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, Embleton
Joiners Arms, Morpeth
Manor House Hotel, Holy Island
Masons Arms, Warkworth
The Olde Ship Inn, Seahouses
The Red Lion Inn, Alnmouth
Rigg & Furrow, Acklington Park Farm
Seahouses Golf Club, Seahouses
The Shepherd’s Rest, Amble
The Three Wheat Heads Inn, Thropton
The Turks Head, Rothbury
What makes the perfect pint?
Let’s look at what goes into pouring the perfect beer.
Hold your glass at a 45-degree angle, just below the tap – make sure it doesn’t touch!
Open the tap quickly and swiftly, filling the glass halfway.
Slowly bring the glass to an upright position to give your pint the perfect head.