Moving house was tough. Leaving my local behind was even tougher.
Guild Member Profile
- Yorkshire and Humber
- National Union of Journalists
What is the one thing you'd like to tell visitors to the Guild's website?
Freelance beer and pub writer and journalist, based in York.
I was UK regional beer writer of the year in 2013 and 2015, and can provide support with: copywriting, press releases, online video production, media and PR advice, social media strategy or award entries.
I was pub and beer columnist and news editor for The Press newspaper in York from 2009 to 2017, and now work part-time for a charity in the north west of England.
What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?
Available freelance to media publications looking for beer and pub-related content, or to breweries seeking media advice, or website and social media support.
What do you like most about being a Guild of Beer Writers member?
The Guild is full of fantastic people, who love beer and enjoy telling others about it. What’s not to like?
Pieces of work by Gavin:
The best breweries deserve to be celebrated. This article celebrates a pioneering Transatlantic project by one of Yorkshire’s best.
Two and a half years is a long time to wait for a pint – but they got there in the end
Pubs belong to the masses not the bosses. I wrote this impassioned piece when one of the big pubcos targeted a charming drinkers’ local.