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

Pedigree, Carvery, Living In Perfect Harmony

Knowle is easily one of my favourite pub villages in the Midlands and the fact it has a locals Toby Carvery is just one of many reasons. Millionaires row in parts, this village on the outskirts of Solihull has some remarkably lively boozers considering and 515 – Wilsons Arms B93 9AH is one of its… Continue reading Pedigree, Carvery, Living In Perfect Harmony

Classic Unaltered Pubs

You left me in central Solihull with a sub £2.50 pint in Stonegate’s answer to Wetherspoons as arguably England’s “least pubby town” attempted to up its game. But, whilst the West Midlands answer to Maidenhead laps up its chain pubs, there are still plenty of hidden gems tucked away in the surrounding countryside. The Navigation… Continue reading Classic Unaltered Pubs