Beginning my appreciation of Birmingham in the early ’90s with trips to St Andrews, Villa Park, and the old Bullring wasn’t a good idea; though the Balti houses always were.  Over 25 or so years I’ve grown to love the Regency and modern architecture, the gigs at the Hare & Hounds, the IKON Gallery, and many more… Continue reading NEW BRUM


I wrote yesterday about the death of a traditional Greene King village pub which focused on quality of it’s core range, contrasting this with their Local Hero pubs, which over the last four years have given selected tenants the right to stock an extended range of beers, which tend to be from local breweries of varying size. There’s… Continue reading LOCAL HERO