18th January 2023.
I’d always targeted one new Beer Guide entry in Birmingham and a second, irritating one in Tamworth. But I also wanted a bit of Brummie culture in the Museum and Art Gallery (having narrowly missed the exhibition on the city’s musical heritage, Dexy’s. Stephen “Tin Tin” Duffy et al.;
Re-opening “sometime in 2024“, which is the sort of precision I expect from micropubs.
Oh well, the best things take time. Like ticking the GBG.
Plenty of great art in the centre,
and New Street itself is a modern masterpiece. I asked the GBG app to direct me to the new Spoons, and it almost succeeded.
The “best of Brum” display (top) is nicely done, but this isn’t a classic Spoons, just a decent station/airport design.
Judge for yourself how exciting the beers are, and whether the Doom Bar is good value;
Quite why I’d spend 10 minutes in heer rather than the Wellington or Post Office is hard to say; but us GBG completists always say a Spoons ticked pre-emptively is never a wasted visit.
The Rev. James was perfectly cool and tasty (NBSS 3) but somehow deeply satisfactory, unlike the sighting of Kevin Rowland’s hat on the table.
Now. I’d managed to get OUT of New Street Station; could I make IN to New Street Station in 3 minutes for my Tamworth departure ?