This is one of these posts that the Wickingman will need to hide from his better half.
I like to blog about earthy boozers but, after being busted as a prosecco loving gastropubber following my recent house move, then I’ve got to keep up appearances.
The final straw for Ian AKA The Wickingman came after I visited Repton’s The Bulls Head, one of the portfolio in the Chilled Pubs chain.
I’ve tried to delete the post but the Blogging mediators – Taylor, Mudgie, Mackay, Paul WME, Allen and Shirley have decreed that all boozers blogged upon must stay on your record.
So, you can imagine, I was delighted when I stopped for some food and of course a half pint of beer and discovered that I was in the latest acquisition to the Chilled Pubs roster.
A bit of an East Midlands Brunning & Price for Martin if you like, but there is no denying their popularity.
(craft menu for Martin)
498 – The Three Tuns WS13 8JL is basically a big
shed barn on the Walsall Road in Lichfield and has apparently been both an Indian restaurant and a pub known as The Barn before returning to its original guise of the Three Tuns.
(not yet changed the sign – it really is a barn)
“The bright modern interior is mostly given over to dining, but there is a large bar area with plenty of comfortable seating. The outdoor terrace is similarly equipped, and opens out onto a meadow area with woodland views. The same vista is seen from the large private function room upstairs.”
That’s the description so you know what you’re getting and even my lad said “This is quite posh” and I presume he is comparing it to the boozers I usually take him into!
I am still amazed when an ‘open sandwich’ basically means half a sandwich at twice the price of a normal one as it’s on one slice of bread.. but the quality was good although not cheap.
However, at just after midday on a Saturday there are a reasonable amount of punters in of all age ranges and also a group of ladies arriving who were getting stuck into the wine.
The beer (Tollgate – Hackney Blonde) was actually very good and they even had beermats, which is a first for Chilled Pubs whilst the staff were friendly…
Laurel and Hardy pictures upstairs practicing their goalscoring celebration ahead of their time, massive Christmas Trees…
and a ‘chilled’ atmosphere means this is the sort of place Mrs BB would love even though I can’t work out the Stan and Ollie connection with Lichfield.
Of course, it doesn’t really exist Mrs TWM so there’s nothing to see here, move on!