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
M&B are probably responsible – aside from Wetherspoons of course, for most of the cask ale in Solihull. Granted, that doesn’t give you a massive selection but both their Ember Inns and Sizzling Pub & Grill chains of boozers do actually provide a decent ale. Solihull, as often reported on this blog, is not known… Continue reading Secret Solihull Boozers #1: Sharmans Cross
Bank Holiday often means a busy day of sport and there have been some big events today. England smashed Afghanistan in their final one-day World Cup warm up at The Oval whilst Mo Farah won the London Vitality 10,000 metres men’s race. (a nice bit of greenery in Brum suburb) British Number one Johanna Konta… Continue reading Bank Holiday Sports News From Shirley
If, like me, the retro scene is your bag then hurry up and get yourself down the 156 – The Red Lion B90 3AX in case it changes any time soon as it’s a cracking pub. To be fair to Shirley’s most recognisable boozer, it’s near neighbour Solihull has a pretty average selection of proper… Continue reading Let’s Do The Time Warp Yeah…
Shirley might have had a ‘vibrant new retail and leisure destination’ built but it’s still got some belting characters in its pubs. That opening gambit of a quote is straight off the Parkgate website; a gleaming new addition to the A34 which contains the likes of Greggs, Asda, Shoe Zone and Shirley Library. Shirley might… Continue reading Locals Spitting Feathers At The Plume As Price Of Pint Rises To £2.75!