A short journey to the mysterious Wylde Green, which has never featured in any pub blog, ever.
But they have their own bears, respect for that.
Back in January 2019, young BRAPA (42) visited the Spoons in Boldmere but forgot to tick the preemptive craft bar.
Perhaps because it wasn’t open, a feeble excuse if you ask me.
More shop than bar, on entering.
But the presence of the dog and dirty shoes confirmed it’s a pub.
No cask, no call for it or summat, so I had a half of something inadvisable and laughed at a story that ended with the punchline “caught him having a w**k”.
For any children reading, he was catching up on sleep.
I popped in the Bishop Vesey for Old times sake, as it had scored top marks in 2005.
In 2021, no-one needs seven (7) handpumps, certainly not in a Birmingham suburb.
But I did remember to use my first Spoons/CAMRA voucher for something like 27 years, and the Backyard Blonde improved under my warm caress to a 3.
The pub, though, was a riot, a melting pot of cultures, and I loved it.
West Midlands Wetherspoons are some of the greatest things life has to offer, and for £1.49 they can be yours, all yours.