A quick post from the train speeding away from Grand Central/New Street, following an excellent day in Brum organised by Pub Curmudgeon. A report on some astonishing pubs, and some average beer to follow.
But it had to happen, didn’t it ? Six weeks in, my first “Pub closed when it should have been open” scenario. It just HAD to be the one that would have completed my central Brum ticking,
For context, the new Beer Guide and WhatPub record Saturday opening hours of 12-11.30, which are entirely consistent with what you’d expect expect at a student pub.
But firmly shut, and with NO OPENING TIMES ON THE DOOR.
This is what I could have had;
Yes, Doom Bar and a beer from Sadler’s that might or might not have been keg. As you’ll know, this is my year to try Doom Bar, but I’ll just need to make a special trip for that joy now. But I’ll request confirmation in writing that they’re open first.
What joys there are from unpredictable pub ticking.
FOOTNOTE: It’s more than surprising that a University pub is shut at weekends in October, which I confirmed by scouring their website just now. I’ll notify WhatPub accordingly
As I always say, pubs can do what they like, but ought to clearly signal their opening times on the door.