A Week In Olton: Part 2

You’ve made it past the halfway mark and I think I should mention another possible that I haven’t yet completed…the rather wonderful No. 11 Ale Trail pays homage to the 26 mile circular bus route that takes in Acocks Green amongst others and has an abundance of boozers en route. This is planned for a… Continue reading A Week In Olton: Part 2

Shooting Yourself In the Foot Blues Style

Supporting Birmingham City means you really do get kicked in the bollocks nether regions on a regular basis. Not content with sacking Gary Rowett around three years ago as we lay seventh in the Championship the board have gone one step further this time by sacking Garry Monk after a remarkably good season last year.… Continue reading Shooting Yourself In the Foot Blues Style

NIMBYISM In Dorridge!

Station bars are renowned for being the cutting edge of all things beer…think of The Sheffield Tap, The Stalybridge Station Tap, The Euston Tap However, 16 – The Forest Hotel  – B93 8JA at Dorridge Station most definitely isn’t in this category.  I’ve waxed lyrical in previous posts about the difference between Knowle and Dorridge… Continue reading NIMBYISM In Dorridge!

Banging The Drum For Dorridge

Dorridge is definitely millionaire’s row and makes parts of Knowle look positively working class by comparison.  This is the place for current footballers to reside but, unlike it’s neighbour Knowle, there is a dearth of pubs.  The Railway is a long-running classic but nowhere near the Railway station and slightly outside the village centre so… Continue reading Banging The Drum For Dorridge