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Bucking Fastard
10-05-2012, 10:48
Two,possibly three, of us southern based quaffers are taking advantage of the cheap deal on Chiltern Railways as highlighted by Nick Davies (thanks),to spend next Wednesday afternoon on a mini crawl around the City Centre.We plan to take in The Post Office Vaults (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/56393/),The Wellington (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/37946/),this Shakespeare (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/55025/),possibly this Shakespear (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/55024/),definitely not this Shakespeare (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/56256/) and squeeze a curry in somewhere along the way.Arriving at Moor Street at 12.25 and departing on the 18.43,I have two questions for the locals

1. Have any new real ale outlets opened in the City Centre recently and need a visit ?
2. Is anyone who lives in the area or works close by interested in meeting up for all or part of the tour ?

As always it would be good to see any PuGer who may be around on the day.:cheers:

Andy Ven
10-05-2012, 12:58
I'll be around next Wednesday, during lunchtime at least. I'll text you to find out where you are.

Post Office Vaults is probably the newest proper drinking establishment in the city centre. They also accept Wetherspoon's 50p off a pint vouchers.

Bucking Fastard
10-05-2012, 13:13
I will come armed with the vouchers,thanks for the info.See you on Wednesday

rpadam
10-05-2012, 22:13
Two,possibly three, of us southern based quaffers are taking advantage of the cheap deal on Chiltern Railways as highlighted by Nick Davies (thanks),to spend next Wednesday afternoon on a mini crawl around the City Centre.We plan to take in The Post Office Vaults (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/56393/),The Wellington (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/37946/),this Shakespeare (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/55025/),possibly this Shakespear (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/55024/),definitely not this Shakespeare (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/56256/) and squeeze a curry in somewhere along the way.Arriving at Moor Street at 12.25 and departing on the 18.43,I have two questions for the locals

1. Have any new real ale outlets opened in the City Centre recently and need a visit ?
2. Is anyone who lives in the area or works close by interested in meeting up for all or part of the tour ?

As always it would be good to see any PuGer who may be around on the day.:cheers:
On a similar note, I'll be in Brum on Friday the 25th for a 25p each way day out on Chiltern Railways...

Andy Ven
16-05-2012, 21:29
On a similar note, I'll be in Brum on Friday the 25th for a 25p each way day out on Chiltern Railways...

I should be available to meet up for a lunchtime pint if you let me know where you're likely to be (if you PM me your mobile number I can text you on the day)

rpadam
18-05-2012, 23:42
I should be available to meet up for a lunchtime pint if you let me know where you're likely to be (if you PM me your mobile number I can text you on the day)
I'll do that tomorrow, once I've remembered how to do it!

rpadam
20-05-2012, 21:52
Andy - I have tried sending you a PM - it seemed to work OK but I can't see the message in the sent folder, so now I'm uncertain...

Andy Ven
21-05-2012, 14:07
Andy - I have tried sending you a PM - it seemed to work OK but I can't see the message in the sent folder, so now I'm uncertain...

Got it. I've sent you a reply. Let me know what time you will be arriving and where you want to start.

Soup Dragon
22-05-2012, 10:52
Sorry i couldn't make it guys, i am up to my eyes in things - with about 70 pub reviews to write too!

trainman
19-07-2012, 22:33
Brum on Saturday. What are the current pick of the crop?
Wellington, Barton, Post Office Vaults (new to me), Bull (Price St, new to me, missed it on PG meet) are all in, so who would recommend which other handful, on current form?
Many thanks, tm

gillhalfpint
20-07-2012, 08:36
Black Eagle (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/55584/)
Believe Black Eagle in Hockley has a fest this weekend. There are also some decent pubs around the Jewellery Quarter these days.

trainman
20-07-2012, 13:00
Nice one Gill, Black Eagle is in, even if just for a flying one - plusbus (reduced to £1.50 for Jul&Aug) covers the metro, so it's easy to Soho Benson, and then I notice I can take bus 123 as an alternate route to Bartons; it's all coming together!

But what's the top tip for Jewellery Quarter? I've lost me notes from last visit, not sure if I marked one out that way or not.

ps. down Digbeth way, is it the Lamp, or Anchor, which gets the more popular vote?

Bucking Fastard
20-07-2012, 14:02
Down Digbeth way,The Anchor is usually a safe bet with a wide range of real ale and an interesting interior.Worth walking around and checking the handpumps in the small saloon off the Rea Street entrance,which are not always included on the blackboard in the tap room.

Andy Ven
20-07-2012, 20:12
For Hockley I would go for the Lord Clifden (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/37710/)or the Jeweller's Arms (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/37683/)

trainman
22-07-2012, 10:15
In order: Welly, Old Joint Stock, Old Contemptibles, Bull, Lord Clifden, Black Eagle, Bartons Arms, Anchor, Post Office Vaults
A fine day...

Real Ale Ray
22-07-2012, 16:07
In order: Welly, Old Joint Stock, Old Contemptibles, Bull, Lord Clifden, Black Eagle, Bartons Arms, Anchor, Post Office Vaults
A fine day...

Can't believe I missed you by one day, as was at the Black Eagle fest on Friday evening with Mrs Ale. It wasn't too mobbed, but busy enough - after sampling a couple of ciders plus a Kinver 7.5, I found it a bit difficult to navigate around the garden! :eek: How busy was it yesterday on your visit?

After the fest went to the Post Office Vaults where I indulged in a La Trappe Blond 7% - very moreish. There are some excellent pubs around Brum, so always have a good time there