Only one more post then it’s the big trip to Aberdeen, which is more than a succession of Brew Dogs.
I didn’t have high expectations, having had my share of disappointments with Black Country Ales‘ burgeoning empire.
The Birmingham bin strike doesn’t enhance the approach…
But there’s stunning Victoriana, and pubs to suit all tastes in the JQ now (except Spoons-heads).
The Jewellers looks like it’s been specially built for a Black Country soap opera* called “Bostin‘ “, and impression maintained by a frankly unlikely cross-section of society occupying the tables in neat little groups, and all engaged in animated discussions about domestic issues.
Just what I want from a pub, rather than it being the sole preserve of old blokes for hipsters, who would in any case be scared off by the playing of “Follow Me, Follow You”. First Yes, now Genesis; what’s occurring ?
I’d read a negative comment about the service here the day before, but couldn’t fault it myself. A slightly more manageable array of cask, too,
even if it was something new to me (and just pulled) I went for.
A “polite pub” I noted, but definitely a drinkers pub too. If they were all this clean, bustling and focused they’d quickly become my favourite small pub chain.
*Yes I know this is firmly in Brum but it feels very West Brom.