This is a classic station pub, albeit it is a two minute stroll from Birmingham New Street Grand Central. Of course, whilst the glossy new cosmopolitan station in England’s Second City has suitably glossy bars such as Slug & Lettuce/All Bar One etc, this little cracker retains the feel of old skool Brum tucked away as… Continue reading Top 20 Pubs: Post Office Vaults, Birmingham
After extensive recounts and claims of vote rigging, financial inducements and copious amounts of pork scratchings, the LifeAfterFootball results are finally declared. The winner of the 2020 inaugural Midlands Best Micro award goes to none other than….The Sawley Junction. It was based purely on readers’ votes and whilst popular doesn’t always mean better, Glen Medeiros… Continue reading And the winner of Midlands Best Micro 2020 is…
Having seen interest in the blog wane as pub visits have tailed off, there was a big spike after my recent post about Sawley Junction. A top class little Micropub next to Long Eaton station saw a lot of views and some top notch comments including this one from Dave. Whilst the claims of Sawley… Continue reading Where is the Midlands best Micro? Cast Your Vote!
How are us bloggers meant to compete? Whilst Martin is knocking out two posts a day from a back catalogue to rival Status Quo, the rest of us are having to rustle up all sorts of blogs from a Brother Beyond amount of material. However, I can reveal I am supporting my local cricket club… Continue reading Top 20 Pubs: The Blue Lion, Thrussington
I’ve almost forgotten how to do this but here is a bona fide blog on a new pub. Obviously, I should state that it’s not open currently, although it is doing a roaring off sales trade, and is waiting to be regarded as important as a garden centre and reopen. This was one of the… Continue reading Great Station Pubs: Long Eaton
Part 1 of the week in Willington has definitely tempted Martin for a week-long stay in the Ibis Budget hotel – I mean why wouldn’t it? I think the second instalment might just clinch it and not just the prospect of breakfast at 8am at the Cherry Tree Farm. You left me on Wednesday navigating… Continue reading A Week In Willington: Part 2
After the critically acclaimed, (well Dave liked it) first in a series of “A week in…” it is time to raid the blogging archives again and bring you the sequel. I think I might even have convinced Dave that LE67 is a potential holiday destination as Duncan confirmed it never rains in that region of… Continue reading A Week In Willington: Part 1