Top 20 Pubs: The Red Lion, Shirley

Another blogging hiatus due to work commitments and general lack of enthusiasm about the whole ‘closed pub’ scene in general mean posts on this site  are about as reliable as the ‘goal wristwatch alert’ scheme at Villa Park. I can understand why the officials didn’t give the goal though as Villa’s Goalkeeper was only hanging… Continue reading Top 20 Pubs: The Red Lion, Shirley

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

Secret Solihull Boozers #1: Sharmans Cross

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