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

Locals Spitting Feathers At The Plume As Price Of Pint Rises To £2.75!

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!