Rolling Back The Years In Shirley

Time flies on this blog and it was December 2018 when Russ controversially suggested Birmingham should play Brentwood rather than Brentford in a Championship fixture. Of course, the one constant on this blog is that Birmingham fail to win and last season’s goalless draw – covered, along with two Brummie boozers here – was matched… Continue reading Rolling Back The Years In Shirley

‘Allo ‘Allo It’s Nether Heyford

You left me in an industrial unit in Digbeth contemplating remarkably good craft murk whilst dissecting yet another Birmingham City defeat. However, the beauty of beer blogging means you can drink till you forget move on to the next boozer and, on this occasion, a rare outing in Northamptonshire. (missed the Happy Hour!) In over… Continue reading ‘Allo ‘Allo It’s Nether Heyford

Cricket News From Shardlow

You left me reminiscing after a trip down memory lane to Olton but time moves on as the big news of the day will confirm. Bearing in mind this is a politics free zone then I am of course referring to the news that Olly Stone is making his England test debut against Ireland tomorrow.… Continue reading Cricket News From Shardlow

Football, Beer And Fags In Wilnecote

A bit like its near neighbour Fazeley, Wilnecote is a Birmingham overspill with ‘proper’ pubby boozers. It’s got a huge swathe of houses just off the well-known Roman Road, Watling Street and whilst it’s officially in Staffordshire, the accents will tell you this is Greater Birmingham. If Greater Manchester can swallow up half the towns… Continue reading Football, Beer And Fags In Wilnecote

Domestic Bliss At Stoke Prior’s Boat And Railway

“When you’re writing this blog I want you to let people know this wasn’t my kind of pub,” said Mrs BB. However, bearing in mind this came at the end of a child free weekend including an overnight stop in a luxury hotel and a trip to Hanbury Hall in Droitwich Spa on Sunday I… Continue reading Domestic Bliss At Stoke Prior’s Boat And Railway

Ember Inns Are Solihull Saviours #1 The Fieldhouse

I can confirm that the opening picture hasn’t been superimposed from Derby but is in fact a pub on the edge of Solihull centre selling a chalkboard of cask ale. With a Yates’, Slug & Lettuce, TGI Friday’s and Walkabout, amongst others then it really is an oasis of dross with one or two rays… Continue reading Ember Inns Are Solihull Saviours #1 The Fieldhouse