Summer Tour Of The M42 – Water Orton

After the exploits of my bus trip it’s back to life on the road and a stonking local boozer in that gritty Warwickshire corridor just off J9/10 of the M42. I’ve been discovering the delights of Coleshill, Shustoke, Whitacre Heath and Kingsbury and it is time to introduce you to Water Orton. I say gritty… Continue reading Summer Tour Of The M42 – Water Orton

Seasons Greetings From Solihull

Solihull often comes in for a bit of stick on this blog so don’t assume this post will be any different. Many an evening in my youth was spent in Rosie’s Nightclub or The Snooty Fox/Mason’s Arms/Byron’s or Shades Wine Bar, none of which have particularly pubby credentials. Actually, that’s unfair The Masons Arms is… Continue reading Seasons Greetings From Solihull

Chellaston’s Charlie

Having been swanning round central Birmingham and attending launch nights for beer, Martin quite rightly has complained. A real “Disgusted from Tunbridge Wells” style letter that you’d find in The Times complaining about my lack of estate style pub credentials these days. “Sell out” I hear you cry and not since The Clash signed with… Continue reading Chellaston’s Charlie