Category Archives: Venue type: Pub

Butlers Arms

The Gileses have significant experience in hospitality which they brought to the struggling Butlers Arms pub near Four Oaks some years ago.  It’s a proper family affair.  Landlord Chris, with his head chef wife Paula, along with sous chef son Dan … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Indian Brewery Company – Breakfast and Dinner

Birmingham has for decades had a love of Indian food, from the humble balti you can eat in Sparkbrook for £4, to the extravagant banquets available at our high-end Indian restaurants like Lasan’s and Itihaas. The Indian Brewery Company now … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: Indian, Cuisine: Street Food, My Favourite Places, Price: Average, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, restaurant review, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cafe, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Butchers’ Social – Henley-in-Arden

Few places in Birmingham attracted such an immediate cult following as The Butchers’ Social in Harborne did. Within weeks of Chefs Jamie and Mike getting the keys to the closed Walter Smith’s butcher’s shop on the high street in April … Continue reading

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JQ Drinking

For many years the Jewellery Quarter, or JQ to the initiated, has been described as “up and coming”. With the recent additions to the drinking and dining scene I think it’s more “up and come”, and is now a real … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Jewellery Quarter, Article, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant | 1 Comment

Soul Food from Big Papa’s B.South

We all know the feeling of waking up on a Saturday with a dry mouth and pounding head, and insisting that “the last pint was off”.  A sure fire solution to that rubbish feeling is a fry-up, and we always … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Central Shopping, Area: China Town, Area: City Centre, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Cuisine: US Southern Soul Food, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Entertainment, Venue type: Pub | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Old Joint Stock

Opposite St. Phillips cathedral The Old Joint Stock pub takes prime position in an imposing Grade II listed building built in 1862.  Originally designed as a library, it was used as a bank until converted to a pub and hundred … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Colmore Business District, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Bluebell at Henley-in-Arden

Betwixt Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon lies the sleepy town of Henley-in-Arden. It’s 30 minutes by train from the city centre through glorious postcard perfect English countryside, and on a summery Saturday we headed there to try out a Michelin recommended pub … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Out of Birmingham, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Fine Dining, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments