I do hope that’s not a euphemism. If there is one, Curry Charles will find it.
More to the point, should there be an umlaut in Brum ?
Just like that, I’m up to yesterday (Monday 16th) with the blog. And it’s the Birmingham German Christmas Market, second only on Trip Advisor to rough backstreet pubs in
Digbeth Bordesley amongst Brum’s attractions.
I wasn’t actually there for the Frankfurt market, of course, I just like being on packed trains.
But it’s hard to avoid the stalls once you’ve finally escaped from “new” New Street station, and sometimes it’s best to give in.
I’d actually asked Quosh to recommend me a Carribean café in Lozells, but reading about Mrs McColdrick from Yardley’s naked bratwurst sealed the deal.
This is from the big stall outside the Town Hall, called something like Ye Olde German Sausage Co.
It would have been worth a fiver (NBratSS 3.5) if I hadn’t dropped half of it down my fleece, mustard, ketchup and all. At least 37p worth of red sausage rolled under the loudspeaker. “Can’t take you anywhere” says Mrs RM.
Enjoy the traditional German carols by pressing Play below.
I love Germany. Shame this isn’t anything like a German market. I’m sure I saw Blackpool rock on one of the stalls.
But I’ll say this. Birmingham looks a picture these days.
Onto the main business, and I’ll bet some German visitors say the GBG entries don’t look very much like English pubs.
Pint Shop and Head of Steam are chain pubs of varying size.
Eagle-eyed readers will have spotted they have the Wellington as a neighbour. How do you compete with that ?
You focus on shiny kegs and posh food and fill your boots with office workers,if you see what I mean.
Impressive building, impressive staff, impressive cask choice by me.
Clearly there are still folk who can get to 23 without ever successfully using a pub, and here they were, standing at the bar instead of finding a seat.
Too busy to be cosy but at least I got a seat, a rarity in Cambridge.
By the by, it’s a long way to the top of the stairs so if you need the loo, go twice while you’re there.