NEW SPOONS ON WEDNESDAY

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.; SHUT ! Re-opening… Continue reading NEW SPOONS ON WEDNESDAY

FINALLY FINDING THE EXIT AT NEW STREET STATION

18th January 2023. Nothing that exciting to report so far in January, certainly nothing to compare with Duncan, who’s just back from ticking Athens, or BRAPA, who’s just been to the Blind Monkey. Look ! Here’s his hand ! But a day in Birmingham had been eagerly anticipated, at least until I realised that the… Continue reading FINALLY FINDING THE EXIT AT NEW STREET STATION

CONFUSED BY PALINDROMES IN COTTERIDGE

The geography of Birmingham gets wonderfully complex around Bournville ward. I’m sure the Ember Inn nearest Cadbury World (which is probably what visitors call the area) was marked as King’s Heath (or is it King’s Norton ?), or was it Selly Oak, which is the Parliamentary constituency ? Anyhow, Stirchley is it’s own ward, but… Continue reading CONFUSED BY PALINDROMES IN COTTERIDGE

Keep right on to the end of the road (just don’t expect cask)

I opted for the Royal George as a nightcap to my evening of Brummie GBG ticking. Some attractive housing estates on the way to St Andrews, and a mystery pub for Life After Football to identify. A mere sliced clearance behind the Railway Stand, not that our next pub celebrates any such cloggers; Was I… Continue reading Keep right on to the end of the road (just don’t expect cask)