Newcastle hotels

Where beer was thicker than blood

By Henry McCarthy THE licensee of the Amos Hotel in Newcastle employed his sister as a barmaid and, because he believed that blood was thicker than beer, refused to put her in the union. He told the other barmaids who… Read More ›


Thirsty Newcastle customers

With temperatures rising to 90 degrees in Newcastle yesterday, the hotels were thronged with thirsty customers – so thirsty that the beer supplies failed in some cases. This group made a typical scene during the afternoon. – Newcastle Morning Herald Thursday 1 January 1948.

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