Category Archives: Venue type: Pub

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

The New Inn, from Bitters ‘n’ Twisted

by Pinkie & Mike. Bitters ‘n’ Twisted opened their sixth venue nearly two years ago, venturing away from their usual city centre locations and opting instead to refurbish a traditional pub in the leafy suburb of Harborne. Located on a … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Harborne, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pure Bar & Kitchen

Purity have been up and brewing since 2005. They started out in some disused barns in Warwickshire shipping their wares to shops, festivals, and anyone who’d buy them.  Now they’ve moved to a new brewery and from there they’ll also … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Colmore Business District, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Edmunds Lounge

Sometimes I want white linen and fine glassware, but sometimes I want somewhere to watch the rugby with a pint and a pie. On those latter occasions, recently we’ve headed to Edmunds Lounge on the corner of Newhall Street and … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Colmore Business District, Cuisine: English, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, Venue type: Pub | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cherry Reds – from Breakfast to Nightcap

Many years ago John Bright Street, just behind New St Station, was a Broad Street like area with bars and clubs for drunken revelry by the masses. It fell out of use and in came the homeless people, a cannabis … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Central Shopping, Cuisine: English, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cafe, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Plough Harborne

With local pubs going under at a rate of 26 a week, those pulling the pints have to be astute enough to recognise how their business is going to work in today’s world. The Plough Harborne’s winning approach is offering … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Harborne, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cafe, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Le Drunch @ Le Truc

May Bank Holiday weekend proved to be a busy one for us. After a Friday night at Carter’s of Mosely (review here) and a full Saturday at Birmingham Pride (review here) the hangover on Sunday morning was almost too much … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Arcadian, Area: China Town, Cuisine: French, Price: Average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stirlings Bar for Sunday Lunch

Eighteen months ago we struggled to find a single place in Birmingham where we could get Sunday Lunch.  There was basically the Mal Maison and The Hyatt, and that was about it.  Now, everyone is in on the game including Stirlings … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Jewellery Quarter, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cafe, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Entertainment, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Lost & Found – Birmingham’s best Victorian botanical hideaway…

The National Provincial Bank building, most recently used as Bennetts Bar, was constructed in 1833, and in 1869 was refurbished to have the grand façade it has today, with tall Corinthian columns separating ceiling-high semi-circled topped windows. Its doorways are … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Colmore Business District, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments