Sorry to disappoint you, but I didn’t pop back in the Waggon & Horses on my Greater Halesowen mini-crawl.
I’m sure it’s still great; it certainly was on the night Mrs RM and I called in for an inadvisable number of 6% beers just before this blog started. “6% ! Boys Bitter !” etc etc.
No, my tick was just up the road towards Lye (“Loi”) at the King Edward VII. And it looked gorgeous.
I had enough time to admire a proper non-league ground before opening.
Now that Manchester City are a busted flush, I’m on the lookout for a new bandwagon to jump on and “The Yeltz” might be it after their 2-1 win at Cambridge City yesterday. Life After Football can advise.
Being first in while the Guvnor is still stillaging and stiling or whatever publicans do has its advantages; you can take photos of gorgous interiors without upsetting the locals.
What a corker. But when did you last see a rubbish Black Country pub on this blog ?
Loads of choices in the seats, less on the bar, just as it should be.
What is this Midlands obsession with Butty Bach ? (and Purity UBU in the posh pubs).
It’s not bad, a reliable pint, and served here cool and clear I can’t complain. But why can’t Batham’s get in every pub ?
The Guvnor is warm and welcoming, we get a rare airing of Culture Club’s underrated “Time (Clock of the Heart)“, and I don’t know what to think when an Old Boy comes in, stands bewildered at the bar, and asked a series of detailed questions about the pub quiz (everything except “can I have the answer”).
And then leaves without buying a beer.