PLAYING A PEAKY BLINDER AT MERRY HILL

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25th January 2020

Tick No. 2 on the return to Wolves, a rare newbie in Brierley Hill, home of you-know-what.

Merry Hill
Batham land

This post will mainly be of interest to Curry Charles, who’s had an office base at the Waterfront since before Simple Minds wrote a song about it.

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Come in, come out of the rain

GOOD TO KNOW (as the Yanks say) : Don’t drive here. You have no chance of parking next to The Garrison and a taxi will not take you to the door. Walk from Merry Hill, there’s a Primark there.

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Stop. Do not follow Sat Nav

I’ve had a pint in the Spoons along the picturesque Dudley Canal, and a salami panini from the deli next door, but the Garrison is a new attempt to cash in on all those NHS staff who drink pints at lunchtime (i.e. none).

Guess what the theme is. Go on !

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Kev, Big Jim, someone else

Yes, it’s a Dexy’s Midnight Runners theme, based on their shortlived Peaky Blinders look just after “Don’t Stand Me Down“.

Brummie gangs, Celline Dion, and an overfriendly dog called Alfie. You couldn’t make it up. But it sorta works, and there was decent mid-afternoon trade from people who clearly weren’t skiving audit jobs.

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Alfie on the march

Quite an ambitious beer range and a fairly obvious choice, you’d imagine.

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Mmmm

But I always feel obliged to go local, and the Enville glass is so collectable lovely.

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Quite a local feel, with a few folk clearly starting their Friday nights early, and a beer that started average before emerging triumphantly as a 3.

That’s the benefit of drinking to the Titanic theme tune, I guess.

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4 thoughts on “PLAYING A PEAKY BLINDER AT MERRY HILL

  1. Hi Martin, I hope you were wearing a flat cap especially for the occasion! Quite like the Garrison, the Peaky Blinders theme does give it a bit of personality and it’s nicely done out (once you find the place). The Waterfront is experiencing something of a resurgence as a leisure destination after a few years in the doldrums – for a while the Wetherspoons seemed to be the only thing still open. I’m hoping to have a look at the Dr Eamer’s Distillery Bar at some point, mentally bracing myself for a craft/gin emphasis. Cheers, Paul

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