Have You Been Drinking Thwaites Beer? I Can See Flying Elephants

Back street local boozers on the outskirts of Solihull are always far better than any pub in Solihull and that has always been the case. Back in the eighties and nineties and my youthful drinking days then Olton, Shirley, Knowle Elmdon Heath, Cheswick Green, Maypole, Solihull Lodge and Yardley were all a better bet for… Continue reading Have You Been Drinking Thwaites Beer? I Can See Flying Elephants

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