Getting exciting now, isn’t it ? Where will Norfolk feature ? Or Fife ? Or Cambs ?
You probably guessed West Midlands would be there, on account of Wolves alone. It’s the best place to live in the UK, after all.
Besides being the best place to drink Banks’s,
and the home of cheap, delicious pub grub,
Besides the Stile, Posada and Great Western, the West Mids does have other cathedrals;
I left it late to cough up the £6 to visit the new Coventry Cathedral, an all-time bargain.
Like Cov, Birmingham gets a bad rap for from folk who like everything to have been built between 1649 and 1909.
The introduction of the Urban Maze (aka new New Street Station) has added immeasurably to the pleasure of visiting Brum.
The Anchor was used to the sight of #PubMen invading the still of the pub at 3pm on a weekday to score halves of pale bitter, and greeted us like old friends. Taytos, the Cure and ornate mirrors.
I reckon that Day Out was as good as it gets unless the Southworths are buying you pints of Bass in Leek.
On the other side of town the Jewellery Quarter is where you go for groundbreaking art installations like “Uncollected Rubbish”.
and one of the best mix of GBG entries anywhere in the Guide, including this eponymous Black Country cracker.
But let’s end in West Bromwich, where crafty favourite The Bromwic goes from strength to strength.
But save your tea for The Vine near the Hawthorns, a ground where City always won after a trip to the indoor barbecue washed down with Golden Glow.
Of course, there IS another Black Country beer you might have heard of..