PHYSICIAN, HEAL THYSELF – EDGBASTON EXCESS

A rare outing for Luke 4:23 on the blog as I return to the UK for those pubs you all love. High tables, foliage, irrelevant tat on the walls. Yes, I’m sure you’ve identified Brunning & Price disease already. A miserable drizzled walk out from confusing New Street Station, but at least I remembered my… Continue reading PHYSICIAN, HEAL THYSELF – EDGBASTON EXCESS

KEEP RIGHT ON TO THE END OF THE ROAD (WELL, DERITEND)

  I’d best finish this Digbeth crawl report quickly now, lest my memory fails me completely and I start claiming we saw Pub Curmudgeon drinking craft or something else libellous.  Good job I also have Peter Allen’s report to corroborate the detail. We left the Anchor on time, a rarity on these highly choreographed events.… Continue reading KEEP RIGHT ON TO THE END OF THE ROAD (WELL, DERITEND)

SOLIHULL PART II – HALTIN’ IN OLTON

I suspect I won’t be getting the honorarium as east Brum’s Tourism Ambassador (that’s Ian Clarkson’s gig anyway), but I do have some highlights from Hours 3-4 of my walk that at least keep Solihull above Maidenhead on my UK Town League Ladders (I’m using the ones from 1980 Shoot ! for this purpose). My… Continue reading SOLIHULL PART II – HALTIN’ IN OLTON

WILD MEN IN THE WILD CAT OF STIRCHLEY

  I left the highlight of my recent Brum Boozer Bonanza ’till last.  A trip to the home of top Midlands photographer Peter Allen to tick the Wildcat Tap in Stirchley. In a rare moment of fallibility, the Beer Guide map places Stirchley pretty much where Sandwell starts.  It would also have been a rare moment of GBG… Continue reading WILD MEN IN THE WILD CAT OF STIRCHLEY