Global city with a local bar

Vale Mail reports on the criterion for becoming Birmingham’s best bar – in the “pub oscars”, Best Bar None – “Birmingham organisers are setting their entrants an extra task… landlords have to explain, in no more than 250 words, how their establishment contributes to Birmingham’s vision of being ‘a global city with a local heart’.”

What an awful lot of shite, guaranteed to produce all entries with some variation on “welcoming to everyone, beers from around the globe, we watch villa when they’re on sky”.

Applicants will also be assessed on “door and security policies, first aid, how they deal with abusive customers and how they deal with alcohol related crime”, be nice if there was an award for cleaning their pipes too.

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