We’ll be honest, a few of us here at End don’t mind the odd beer, but in our ever advancing years we have started to drink less and less lager, instead opting for a good real ale. We’re lucky enough to be blessed with a plethora of amazing local breweries here in the North East, and it just so happens End and New Balance have come up with the perfect excuse/reason to let one of our lucky customers get their hands on a hand-picked selection of local tipples!


This Friday, to celebrate the launch of New Balance’s much lauded Pub Pack – a release that has been doing the round on the Blogs for a number of months – End and New Balance are offering one lucky customer (as long as you’re over the age of 18 we’re afraid!) the chance to win, not only the entire Pub Pack, in their size, but also this hamper of specially selected ales! All you have to do to win is buy any pair of Pub Pack series shoes and you’ll be entered into our ‘Ale and Shoes Lottery’ which will be drawn at opening time (11am) on Friday 17th September . The hamper includes 16 hand-picked ales, from five of the North East’s best Breweries, Mordue, Wylam, Allendale, Durham and Northumberland, as well as this you’ll get our own specially-written ‘tasting notes’ booklet AND – yes AND! – your choice of ready salted or dry roasted peanuts, our shout.

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The shoes themselves are nothing to be sniffed at, as good a release as we’ve seen from New Balance in sometime, a fitting tribute to one of the nations favourite pass-times. Based on the famous 576 silhouette, each shoe is based on the local pub of a Flimby employee. Finished in premium soft leather, representing the pub seats the insole of each shoe is based on the carpet of the pub and each pair comes with a bar towel and beer mat made exclusively for the collection. This Made in England range is extremely limited and is going on sale at 00.01 on Friday 3rd September, for your chance to get a pair of these amazing New Balance and a to win our special prize we’d recommend being quick, as we don’t think these will be around for long!

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