Top 20 Pubs: Post Office Vaults, Birmingham

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

And the winner of Midlands Best Micro 2020 is…

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…

Where is the Midlands best Micro? Cast Your Vote!

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!

A Week In Willington: Part 2

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