“WHAT’S BIRMINGHAM FAMOUS FOR ?” ASKS JULIA JACKLIN

  Day 3 of my 4 day Midlands tickathon ended in east Birmingham, with a gig, a pub and a Chinese takeaway.  I know how to live. Cheapest room was in the Ibis Budget, that probably wanted more to park than to stay, so I dumped my Aygo in industrial Balsall Heath and walked. Just… Continue reading “WHAT’S BIRMINGHAM FAMOUS FOR ?” ASKS JULIA JACKLIN

MORE LUNCHTIME SECOND CITY FUN

From the Jewellery Quarter, Pete Allen took me on a mini tour of Birmingham heritage.  On his own pub blog Pete looks at the changing face of canalside pubs over the decades; here we strolled through the Victorian and Edwardian centre. The beer range may have changed this century (bye bye Ansells), but the remaining pubs… Continue reading MORE LUNCHTIME SECOND CITY FUN