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
With all the excitement of attending my first Beer &Pubs Forum Big Day Out, albeit for one pub only, it is clear to me I have some work to do on the blogging front. These boys were Premier League as, after a full day on it in Burton,I joined them in The Roebuck (post to… Continue reading Never Mind The B&PF – Here’s The Hilton Brook!
Having visited some stonking pubs on my recent jaunt to the Derbyshire Dales then I thought it was time to get back to the bread and butter of estate boozers. The most endangered of all pub species, they are often maligned, often neglected and often frowned upon by the chattering classes. In some instances these… Continue reading Long Term Survivor In Long Eaton
I know that Stonegate are rivalling Wetherspoons for that early morning crowd now that they’ve got CAMRA vouchers, but don’t rule out Mitchells & Butlers either. In particular, their Sizzling pub chain is a definite player in that corner of the market. By that I mean early opening (usually 9am), cask ale, food and very… Continue reading Littleover Sizzler To Rival Spoons