A Tribute To Pete Allen #Pubman: The Lord Burton

I’ve not blogged for a while but I must start by paying tribute to Pete Allen, who has sadly passed away.  A terrific blogger but more importantly a warm, humorous man he personified all that is good about pub life. I met Pete on a couple of occasions and, as a fellow Brummie, he had… Continue reading A Tribute To Pete Allen #Pubman: The Lord Burton

Brummies Here, Brummies There…#5: White Swan #1

Brummies here, Brummies there, Brummies every *******where la la la la la la la la la la went the terrace chant back in the eighties (that is the correct amount of la’s!). I know you are finding it hard to contain your excitement for not one but two series running concurrently in order to pinch… Continue reading Brummies Here, Brummies There…#5: White Swan #1

The Greatest Pub On Castle Road

Any pub, with its tongue firmly in its cheek, that proclaims itself to be “The GREATEST pub on Castle Road,” then you know it oozes proper pubbery. In these times of self-isolation and uncertainty, it shouldn’t be underestimated the humour and camaraderie of ‘belonging’ to a pub. It’s a bit like supporting a football team,… Continue reading The Greatest Pub On Castle Road