Tag: pub

Closing down sail

Southern Driver has been trawling round town taking photos of closed and abandoned places. There’s a whole set of them in his flickr stream. There are a few pubs, like Moby Dicks here and the Eagle and Tun which must…

Save the Flapper

I have no idea how to protest against the plans to demolish the Flapper and Firkin, but these days the first thing to do is start a facebook group. We’ll see how we go from there.

Jug Of Ale to close? Yes, this time.

We’ve been stung by rumours before, but this seems to have substance (check out that empty calendar). Shutting on the 12th May — no doubt demolished to become “luxury apartments” — the Jug has a long and glorious history, The…

What’s above the King’s Head?

On the end of his wristies? In Iraq? Sorry. According to The Hearing Aid – it’s a new music venue above the pub in Bearwood. Good. What is it with these refurbed pubs and ghastly identikit flock logos?

Booze Hounds

Steve Gerrard shows us the result of his photoshoot with Envy and Other Sins (Envy is the one with the hat I think) – nice band photos, but the real beauty is the interior of the Hare and Hounds (who’ve…

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…