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

Top 20 Pubs: The Lord Clifden, Hockley

The Jewellery Quarter has lots of gems and diamonds tucked away in both its shops and pub scene but, for me, undoubtedly the 24-carat gold boozer is The Lord Clifden B18 6AA. It’s the sort of place that really is all things to all people. I’ve been here with Mrs BB for a drink and… Continue reading Top 20 Pubs: The Lord Clifden, Hockley

I’m Picking Up (Brum’s) Good Intentions

A very lame link to a Beach Boys track here but it’s always good to keep the pressure on Martin, Duncan and Si with (loose) music titles. Having been to Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and Nottinghamshire in recent blogs it’s time to return to more familiar ground and England’s premier city. That might cause some debate but… Continue reading I’m Picking Up (Brum’s) Good Intentions