Pub Guide

  • Barston
    • Bull's Head Barston Lane Barston B92 0JU Telephone(01675) 442830

      A true country village local, formerly a 15th-century coaching inn, with two comfortable bars with real fires and a small intimate restaurant. Friendly welcome from locals and staff. Cask Marque accredited with two regular ales and two guests (always reliable quality); seven times local Pub of the Year and has featured in the Good Beer Guide almost continuously since 1993. Good value standard menu plus seasonal home-cooked food. Popular with walkers and dog-owners, the pub hosts the annual village fete each August bank holiday.

    • Malt Shovel Barston Lane Barston B92 0JP Telephone(01675) 443223

      Smart, very food-orientated

  • Bentley Heath
    • Drum & Monkey 177 Four Ashes Road Bentley Heath B93 8ND Telephone(01564) 772242

      Recently refurbished, the Drum & Monkey has lots of exposed beams and brickwork, giving an olde worlde feeling without being tacky. The name may come from the blasting powder carriers working on construction of the nearby railway - the powder monkeys. And the drum? The receptacle the powder was stored in. The manager is a real ale enthusiast, and the beers (mostly from the Greene King stable, but often including Timothy Taylor and local Silhill brewery) are usually in fabulous condition. Food is superb.

  • Bickenhill
    • Meriden Bar & Resturant Bickenhill B26 3QJ Telephone(0121) 767 8235

      Bar and restaurant, on the 'airside' of the Departures area - so it is open only to departing travellers.

  • Catherine de Barnes
    • Boat Inn 222 Hampton Lane Catherine de Barnes B91 2TJ Telephone(0121) 705 0474

      Pleasant chain pub

  • Chadwick End
    • Orange Tree Warwick Road Chadwick End B93 0BN Telephone(01564) 785364

      Food-oriented country pub, part of the Lovely Pubs chain. Garden good for children.

  • Cheswick Green
    • Saxon Cheswick Green B90 4JA Telephone(01564) 703328

      Modern pub, sports on TV

  • Claverdon
    • Crown Inn Henley Road Claverdon CV35 8LJ Telephone(01926) 842210

      Traditional, quiet two-room free house with a genuine public bar, a small restaurant area and a small children's play area. No meals on Sunday evening.

    • Red Lion Claverdon CV35 8PE Telephone(01926) 842291

      Dating from the 16th century the Red Lion has been a pub for 200 years. Now owned by Enterprise Inns, it promotes itself as a gastropub; it is advisable to book for meals at weekends. It has a large outdoor seating area with magnificent views of the Warwickshire countryside.

  • Dickens Heath
    • Miller & Carter Dickens Heath B90 4EA Telephone(0121) 744 1905

      Modern chain restaurant

    • Mortons Kitchen Dickens Heath B90 1UB Telephone(0121) 744 2884

      Modern food and drink

  • Dorridge
    • Forest Hotel 25 Station Approach Dorridge B93 8JA Telephone(01564) 772120

      This Victorian hotel, believed to date from 1870, has polished wood tables with armchairs and sofas giving a relaxed, contemporary atmosphere. Bar meals are served and there is a separate restaurant specialising in Fine Dining. The large outdoor seating area makes this a popular pub in the summer, and the function room can be hired for parties, weddings etc. There is a cider festival in summer and a real ale festival in winter (November), and occasional discos and special events such as Burns Night. Breakfast is available for non-residents if booked in advance. Free wi-fi is available. The pub aims to open its own micro-brewery in 2016.

    • Knowle & Dorridge Cricket Club Station Road Dorridge B93 8ET Telephone(01564) 774338

      Established cricket club inaugurated in 1896 set in an upmarket residential area. Visitors are welcome to try the ever-changing range of up to three cask-conditioned ales, always well-kept and often from interesting breweries. There are no entry restrictions, but Club members are able to purchase drinks at a reduced price. There is outside seating to watch top-class cricket in the Birmingham league. The Club holds its own occasional beer festivals which are open to the public.

    • Knowle & Dorridge Racquets Club Grove Road Dorridge B93 0PH Telephone(01564) 772342

      Local sports club

    • Railway Grange Road Dorridge B93 8QA Telephone(01564) 773531

      The pub dates back to the 1850s and construction of the Birmingham to London railway, hence the name. Frontage to road is Grade II listed. Run by the Watson family since 1915. Up to three guest beers are available as well as a real cider. Good value pub food served, including game when in season. The large garden, with children's play area and heated outdoor patio, is busy in summer while the public bar provides a welcoming real fire in the winter.

  • Earlswood
    • Bull's Head 7 Limekiln Lane Earlswood B94 6BU Telephone(01564) 702335

      Originally built in 1740 for the navvies constructing the Stratford upon Avon canal. The pub is a collection of late 18th and early 19th century two storey whitewashed brick buildings, linked and extended - Grade II listed. It is rumoured to be haunted by the ghost of a 17th century lime kiln worker. A pub since 1832, it was refurbished in the 1990s; comfortable, welcoming interior with a large real fire. Now a Thwaites house, unusual in Solihull.

    • Lady Lane Wharf Lady Lane Earlswood B94 6AH Telephone(01564) 703821

      A former boat club , this family-friendly hostelry is on a side arm of the Stratford upon Avon canal near Earlswood. Wye Valley and four regularly changing unusual guests including seasonal specials. CAMRA members and other visitors always welcome. Cask ale club for CAMRA members, annual beer festival each summer. Home-cooked reasonably priced food every day. With a beer garden next to the canal, this is an ideal stopping-off place for walkers and cyclists - visitors are always welcome. Solihull & District CAMRA’s Most Improved Pub/Club of the Year 2014, and Club of the Year 2015.

    • Red Lion Lady Lane Earlswood B94 6AQ Telephone(01564) 702946

      Large country pub; part of the Vintage Inn chain, with the standard food and drink offerings.

    • Reservoir Earlswood Common Earlswood B94 5SL Telephone(01564) 702220

      Large open-plan pub, part of he Fayre & Square chain. There is a Wacky Warehouse in a separate building. The pub hosts a Beer & Sausage festival one weekend each March.

  • Hampton in Arden
    • White Lion 10 High Street Hampton in Arden B92 0AA Telephone(01675) 442833

      Charming 17th century timber-framed building with Grade II status, the White Lion has been licensed since 1838. L-shaped lounge and dining area with a separate public bar, with lovely real fires. Dining area is light, airy and open plan. Quality British pub food with a French accent, served lunchtime and evening only. Quantity and quality of real ales have improved since current tenant took over in 2010; voted Most Improved Pub 2011 by local CAMRA branch.

  • Henley-in-Arden
    • Black Swan 23 High Street Henley-in-Arden B95 5AA Telephone(01564) 795338

      A large rambling multi roomed split level pub with a wealth of beams, although it is now semi-open plan. There is a traditional cider, and traditional pub games are played including dominoes, crib and darts. Various forms of live entertainment including a regular quiz night every Thursday. There is a small beer garden beyond the car park. Dogs and children welcome. Note food served until 4 pm on Sundays in the winter. New owners have taken on the Black Swan in early 2017.

    • Bluebell 93 High Street Henley-in-Arden B95 5AT Telephone(01564) 793049

      The Bluebell may have been a coaching inn back in the 17th Century but the current décor is quirky and eclectic, yet relaxing. A free house, the three handpumps are used for an interesting range of beers. It was named Midlands Restaurant of the Year 2013 by the Which? Good Food Guide, but drinkers are still welcome in the comfortable bar area.

    • Nag's Head 161 High Street Henley-in-Arden B95 5BA Telephone(01564) 792621

      This pub has benefitted from a sympathetic refurbishment, in keeping with the nature of the building. The southern part, used primarily as restaurant, is Grade II listed and dates back to the 17th century. In addition to the three real ales listed, the pub also has its own Nag's Head Ale.

    • Three Tuns 103 High Street Henley-in-Arden B95 5AT Telephone(01564) 792723

      An unpretentious 16th century two roomed traditional drinkers pub. Popular with locals, the atmosphere is always friendly. Five real ales, in consistently good condition. No food, though the usual pub snacks, plus home-made sausage rolls and cobs are usually available. Parking is on the main street outside the pub.

    • White Swan 100 High Street Henley-in-Arden B95 5BY Telephone(01564) 792623

      16th-18th century coaching inn; the Grade II* listed building dates back to the mid to late 16th century. The rear part is now a Stone Aged Steakhouse restaurant, serving food 6-9 pm Mon-Sat.

  • Hockley Heath
    • Barn Stratford Road Hockley Heath B94 6NX Telephone(01564) 782144

      Partly rebuilt and totally refurbished following a fire in 1998, part of the building is listed and miraculously escaped major damage. The pub is part of a large complex featuring Premier Inn and restaurant. The bar features a large gas "log fire" and is divided into various seating areas. There is an abundance of bare brickwork and wooden beams which give the impression of a much older building. It has a children's play area. Recentley re-branded as "Orange Cow Beefeater".

    • King George VI Club Hockley Heath B94 5NH Telephone(01564) 782985

      Members only club

    • Miller & Carter Hockley Heath B94 6NL Telephone(01564) 784137

      National steak chain with a distinctly food focus. But they do aim to compliment their steaks with good quality, well kept, local real ales.

    • Oak 8640 Stratford Road Hockley Heath B94 5NW Telephone(01564) 785252

      Originally a restaurant/bar, the Oak underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, with a 63-bed hotel extension being added.

    • Wharf Tavern 2390 Stratford Road Hockley Heath B94 6QT Telephone(01564) 782075

      As its name suggests, the Wharf Tavern is alongside the Stratford-upon-Avon canal, next to what was a busy wharf. The building dates back to the mid-18th century, and has benefitted from a sympathetic restoration in 2014. It’s a community pub, with a darts team, quiz and poker nights, it even plays host to a board game club. Up to six real ales are on offer, along with an extensive menu and a selection of specials.

  • Knowle
    • Ale Rooms 1592 High Street Knowle B93 0LF Telephone(01564) 400040

      This newly opened micro pub in a converted shop (formerly a funeral director's!) on the High Street is a welcome addition to the Knowle pub scene. The pub stocks up to 3 real ales from the local Silhill brewery, along with one Oakham ale and guests and real cider, and also offers wines and spirits, including speciality gins. Pieminister pies are available at all times during opening hours, and there is free wifi.

    • Black Boy Warwick Road Knowle B93 0EB Telephone(01564) 772655

      Friendly pub sited off the main road in its own grounds right next to the canal which runs along the rear of the pub. There is a large garden from which to watch the boats go by. Excellent traditional food is served with three real fires to keep warm in winter. A classic car meet is held between April and September on the first Tuesday evening of the month. Children welcome.

    • Greswolde Arms Hotel High Street Knowle B93 0LL Telephone(01564) 772711

      Hotel with public bar and restaurant; it was a coaching inn as far back as the 17th century. Now under the Chef & Brewer banner.

    • King's Arms 2110 Warwick Road Knowle B93 0EE Telephone(01564) 771177

      Smart canalside pub with food

    • Red Lion 1672 High Street Knowle B93 0LY Telephone(01564) 771522

      In a large, 17th century, Grade II listed building, this pub has a single bar servicing a number of secluded areas. The interior has been extensively modernised while still retaining some of the original character, including exposed beams and a cast iron fireplace dating from 1779. Three coal-effect gas fires add to the ambience. Up to three regularly changing guest ales are on offer along with standard Ember Inns food, available until 10pm daily.

    • Vaults St John's Close Knowle B93 0JU Telephone(01564) 773656

      A wide range of quality real ales can be found at this traditional pub, as well as real cider from the Westons range. In recent years it has been a regular winner of the local CAMRA branch pub of the year, and is a popular meeting place for those visiting the many local restaurants. Wi-fi is available, and major sporting events are shown on Sky Sports TV. Light meals are served from 12-2pm (Monday to Saturday).

    • Wilson Arms High Street Knowle B93 9AH Telephone(01564) 772559

      Large Toby Carvery, in a Grade II listed building. Open for breakfast from 8 am.

  • Lapworth
    • Boot Old Warwick Road Lapworth B94 6JU Telephone(01564) 782464

      High-end gastropub in a lovely canalside location. There are two- and three-course prix fixee menus available lunchtimes Monday to Friday, evenings Monday to Thursday. As well as the garden, there is now a teepee which can be hired for private parties of up to 30 people. Part of the Lovely Pubs group

    • Navigation Old Warwick Road Lapworth B94 6NA Telephone(01564) 783337

      A popular pub with a garden that adjoins the Grand Union Canal. The original flagstone floored bar has a very traditional feel and there is a small, comfortable lounge to one side. A sympathetic extension at the rear provides a restaurant area where home-cooked food is served. Al fresco dining is popular in the summer months when the gardens are always busy. The beers are well-kept and interesting guests are often featured. A real cider is always available. Well-behaved children are always welcome.The pub is open for breakfast from 10 am on Saturday and Sunday.

    • Punchbowl Mill Lane Lapworth B94 6HR Telephone(01564) 784564

      Modern food-oriented pub. Open for breakfast from 8 to 10:30 Monday to Friday, 8 to 11 Saturday and Sunday. Wednesday is open mic night, and there is live music on a monthly basis.

  • Lowsonford
    • Fleur de Lys Lapworth Street Lowsonford B95 5HJ Telephone(01564) 782431

      Rambling country pub in a building dating to 17th century - beware low beams! Open fires give it a welcoming feel; good food, including an interesting selection of pies. New management since summer 2014.

  • Majors Green
    • Drawbridge Drawbridge Road Majors Green B90 1DD Telephone(0121) 474 5904
  • Preston Bagot
    • Crabmill Warwick Road (A4189) Preston Bagot B95 5EE Telephone(01926) 843342

      The Crabmill describes itself as a "country pub and eating house". The traditional exterior belies the mock Mediterranean interior, which has polished timber, washed walls and wooden tables and chairs. A small back bar has sofas. The main menus are on the expensive side with a reduced menu at lunchtime; a prix fixee menu is offered on Monday to Friday lunchtimes and Monday to Thursday evenings. The garden is both pleasant and large. Part of the Lovely Pubs group.

  • Rowington
    • Rowington Club Rowington Green Rowington CV35 7DB Telephone(01564) 782087

      This is a local community club in an idyllic location, overlooking the village cricket club. Day membership is allowed for a nominal fee, and this is waived for card-carrying members of CAMRA and at numerous public events. Has two snooker tables and a darts board. It has a sheltered garden, popular in summer, and a welcoming log fire in the bar in winter. Music and other social events such as the occasional quiz are held during the week, some for all the family. Two local National Trust properties and both the Stratford-upon-Avon and Grand Union canals make it popular with walkers and cyclists, who are welcome to bring their own picnics.

    • Tom o'the Wood Finwood Road Rowington CV35 7DH Telephone(01564) 782252

      Modernised 18th century canal-side pub, named after a local corn mill. Located in a rural setting between Lapworth and Rowington, the pub overlooks the Grand Union Canal. Heavily into food, which is served in either the conservatory restaurant or elsewhere throughout the pub. Occasional live music which is often folk. Beer garden by canal. Makes a pleasant circular pub crawl with the pubs in Lapworth and works well as the pub is dog friendly. Free Wifi.

  • Shirley
    • Bernie's Real Ale Off-Licence 266 Cranmore Boulevard Shirley B90 4PX Telephone(0121) 744 2827

      A welcome oasis for the discerning drinker, this refreshingly different off-licence has often been featured in the Good Beer Guide over the last 20 years. Beer at home does not have to be supermarket cans when you have Bernie's. The beer range changes constantly with over 250 different real ales in a year, coming from all over the country, mostly from micros and always served in tip-top condition. Try before you buy, then take home any quantity from a 500 ml bottle or 4 pint carry keg to a polypin for that weekend barbecue. While draught real ale is their raison d'etre, they also have an extensive range of bottled ales, ciders and beers from the UK, Germany and Belgium (350 at the last count). Staff are fiercely proud of quality and choice and delighted to welcome the people who travel from far and wide to visit.

    • Hillfield Farm 6 Cranbrook Way Shirley B90 4GT Telephone(0121) 733 8810

      A large, modern, open-plan pub, often busy and popular with families. There is an indoor play area, though children under 12 are not permitted in half of the pub as they recognise not everyone appreciates having small children around! Four well-kept real ales are offered; food is reasonably priced and with generous portions. Breakfast is served from 8 am every day and there is a carvery from noon until 9 Monday to Saturday, noon to 8 on Sunday. Quiz night on Thursdays; mother and toddler group on Tuesday mornings.

    • Plume of Feathers Stratford Road Shirley B90 3BW Telephone(0121) 744 1021

      Newly revived cask ale late 2009

    • Pump House Unit 1, Parkgate Development, Stratford Road Shirley B90 3AQ Telephone(0121) 701 5460

      A large open plan modern pub from the Wetherspoon’s chain situated in a new retail development. The large glass external walls allow panoramic views of the pedestrian shopping street to the front. The large outside drinking space is split into smoking and non-smoking areas. The name refer’s to a garage that was once on the site of the pub many years ago. The friendly staff serve a varied range of guest beers that are sourced from local & national breweries. A real cider is always available. Unusually, the 'cellar' is directly above the bar, and the casks are visible through a large window.

    • Red Lion 171 Stratford Road Shirley B90 3AX Telephone(0121) 744 1030

      This is a true local with community Spanish classes. The site of an old coaching inn dated 1751, and once used as a Coroner's Court; it was rebuilt in 1965 and has a typical exterior, but the interior is traditional and comfortable. There is a lounge and a function room, which hosts frequent live music. 9.30 am breakfast and lunch 12-2 Mon-Sat. The guest beer changes several times a week. A public car park fronts the pub. Free wifi

    • Saracen's Head Stratford Road Shirley B90 3AG Telephone(0121) 270 6185

      Large, modernised traditional town pub; now part of the Sizzling Pubs chain. It acts as the on-site restaurant for the Premier Inn alongside, so it is open for breakfast from 7 am every day.

    • Victory Shirley B90 4GW Telephone0871 222 4604

      Sports bar with real ale

    • Woodman's Rest Union Road Shirley B90 3DB Telephone(0121) 745 3904

      Comfortable and well run Ember inn, very popular with locals and can get very busy with drinkers as well as diners. Regular beers are Greene King plus three interesting guests from the Ember inns seasonal list. Children over 14 welcome when dining. Limited seating outside by the car park.

  • Shrewley
    • Durham Ox 111 Shrewley Common Shrewley CV35 7AY Telephone(01926) 842283

      For several years this was a food-oriented Greene King pub; it is now part of the small Suburban Inns group. Beer is now from Church Farm brewery - three ales on handpump, including a Church Farm beer sold as the Durham Ox.

  • Solihull
    • Acres Rowood Drive, Damsonwood Solihull B92 9NG Telephone(0121) 704 9002

      A 1960's estate pub with an enthusiastic landlord. Very much a community pub, there are always three beers on from small breweries. Particular favourites are Wye Valley and Cottage. Seasonal beers are also a specialty. Food is from an in-house Cantonese/Chinese operation on the basis of eat-in or takeaway. A new lounge due to open soon will be food orientated. The outdoor heated smoking area has a large screen TV.

    • Assembly Rooms 21 Poplar Road Solihull B91 3AD Telephone(0121) 711 6990

      This imposing building was formerly Solihull's Council House, then converted to a Lloyds Bar/JD Wetherspoons pub, but was sold to Stonegate in 2016. There is a second bar upstairs, with high ceilings, pleasant decor and windows looking out over Poplar Road; there is a dance floor and a disco on Friday and Saturday nights. It is anticipated that the upstairs area will be converted to a nightclub, with downstairs being rebranded as a Yates's.

    • Beech House 727 Warwick Road Solihull B91 3DA Telephone(0121) 272 7730

      This pub has recently been refurbished, and turned into a food-oriented pub with modern decor. The interior, both the bar area and separate restaurant, are very attractively presented; the large outside terrace has numerous tables and chairs, and even some deckchairs for when the weather co-operates!

    • Blossomfield Club Solihull B91 3JY Telephone(0121) 705 7432

      A family friendly sports club

    • Colebrook Inn Haslucks Green Road Solihull B90 2LL Telephone(0121) 733 3731

      This popular local has recently been refurbished, with new handpumps and beer lines. There are now five to seven guest ales on offer, in addition to the two regular beers. The usual Ember Inns food range is offered; the pub also opens at 10 am on Saturday and Sunday for brunch. Voted Most Improved Pub 2016 by the local CAMRA branch.

    • Farm Farmhouse Way Solihull B90 4EH Telephone(0121) 711 7273

      This upmarket pub is spread across two buildings, which are Grade II listed. The Old Dairy Barn dates back to the late 15th century. While there is an emphasis on food, drinkers are not made to feel out of place. It can get busy and quite noisy. The pub is part of the Lovely Pubs group.

    • Fieldhouse 10 Knightcote Drive Solihull B91 3JU Telephone(0121) 703 9209

      Part of the Ember Inns chain, this large, modern pub is tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished following a recent refurbishment. It features three large fires (one real, two coal-effect) and pleasant patio areas. Normally serves seven ales, with three guest ales from across the country, often unusual ones, and changing frequently. Often busy, the pub attracts a wide age-range. Regular quiz nights are Sundays and Tuesdays, and on Mondays all cask ales are discounted. The pub also holds monthly tribute acts and occasional “Meet the Brewer” events.

    • Flute & Flagon 28-30 Station Parade Solihull B91 3SB Telephone(0121) 711 3630

      Busy open-plan town centre pub, serving up to six real ales. The name was changed from Hog's Head to Flute & Flagon in spring 2015 after a light refurbishment. Breakfast is available from 9 am every day. There are tables and chairs on the pavement in front of the pub, making it a very pleasant spot in summer. There is live music on occasion, which can make conversation difficult.

    • Grenville Club 702 Warick Road Solihull B91 3DT Telephone(0121) 705 0701

      Snooker club with a small bar separate to the snooker room; one real ale is served, always in good condition. CAMRA members are always made welcome; use the door buzzer to gain entry.

    • Harvester Solihull B92 9EY Telephone(0121) 742 0770

      Popular local with regular live music

    • Highwood Highwood Avenue Solihull B92 8SX Telephone(0121) 743 6154

      A lively community local; quiz night on Monday, live music on Saturday.

    • Hobs Meadow Ulleries Road Solihull B92 8ED Telephone(0121) 743 2201

      Large estate pub

    • Lyndon Barn Lane Solihull B92 7LY Telephone(0121) 743 2179

      Large community local; unusual in still having both a separate bar, and a 'snug'.

    • Mason's Arms 173 High Street Solihull B91 3ST Telephone(0121) 711 8041

      A rambling early 19th century building on Solihull's village square. Brewery deeds go back to the 1750s when the cottages were occupied by masons working on the church opposite. Today, it is a busy town centre pub; the rooms have big TV screen for football and other sports events, and a DJ at weekends. Three to five changing beers, sometimes with real cider in summer. The pub is open for breakfast from 10 am daily.

    • O'Neills Poplar Road Solihull B91 3AB Telephone(0121) 711 3761

      Typical O'Neills chain pub - no critiism implied, since it makes this a classic town centre pub. Lively atmosphere, sports channels shown on multiple TVs, families welcome.

    • Olton Mere Sailing Club Solihull B92 7AN Telephone(0121) 706 2114

      Members sailing club with real ale in club house

    • Olton Tavern Solihull B92 8NU Telephone(0121) 742 0515

      From serving no real ale the Olton Tavern has dramatically changed direction, and now has eight to nine handpumps, plus two real ciders. There is also an unusual function room, with panoramic glass windows overlooking the main area of the pub.

    • Plough Solihull B90 4EP Telephone(0121) 744 2942

      Large restaurant/pub with Premier Inn

    • Pup & Duckling 1 Hatchford Brook Road Solihull B92 9AG Telephone(0121) 247 8358

      Solihull now has its first micropub, set up in a long-closed shop on the corner of Old Lode Lane and Hatchford Brook Road. Within a month of opening, it went from four to six real ales, along with six real ciders. The main room looks more like a coffee shop, apart from the bar, while the smaller back room could be a lounge in a house. Bar snacks available, and customers are welcome to bring their own food - Chinese and Indian takeaways and a fish and chip shop are all within 100 yards, Local breweries are often featured - Fixed Wheel, Slaughterhouse, Byatts and Sadler's among them. Regular updates of what is on offer are posted on Facebook, although some ales last only a single day! Four-pint carry-outs are also available.

    • Red House Solihull B91 2LP Telephone(0121) 711 8856

      Comfortable Thwaites' local, with daily specials on food.

    • Sharman's Cross Solihull B91 1HT Telephone(0121) 733 4871

      Large modern pub

    • Solihull Municipal Club Solihull B91 3LE Telephone(0121) 705 1192

      Members only sports club

    • Solihull Royal British Legion Club Union Road Solihull B91 3DH Telephone(0121) 705 0742
    • West Warwickshire Sports Club Solihull B91 1DA Telephone(0121) 706 3594

      Smart sports club with real ales

    • White Swan 32-34 Station Road Solihull B91 3SB Telephone(0121) 711 5180

      Large, modern, open-plan pub serving 2 regular ales and a varying range of up to 6 guest beers, often including local brewers such as Purity and Silhill. The current manager is an enthusiastic real ale proponent. Food is standard Wetherspoon's fare - breakfast is available daily from 7 am. The pub can get very busy on Friday and Saturday nights. The pub is on the site of an old coaching inn, which became a private residence known as Silhill House in the 1820's, demolished in 1926.

  • Tanworth in Arden
    • Bell The Green Tanworth in Arden B94 5AL Telephone(01564) 742212

      17th Century pub allegedly frequented by the ghost of the popular singer/songwriter Nick Drake. There is an annual gathering to celebrate Nick's life and his music held in the village every July. Another famous local and pub regular is Tim Watts of Pertemps fame. The pub is at the heart of village life; it houses the village post office and convenience store.

  • Warings Green
    • Blue Bell Cider House Warings Green Road Warings Green B94 6BP Telephone(01564) 702328

      Friendly canalside free house offering five real ales and three draught ciders, plus further craft ciders (e.g. Black Rat, Thatchers Heritage). Three temporary moorings make it a popular stop for boaters and the area is pleasant for walking especially around the local lakes and for fishing and cycling. The large lounge and cosy bar have real fires in winter, and families are welcome in the large conservatory and the canal-side garden. Reasonably priced food and Sunday carvery. Wednesday quiz night, poker night Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and occasional live music.

  • Wood End
    • Warwickshire Lad Broad Lane Wood End B94 5DP Telephone(01564) 742346

      Country pub and restaurant offering excellent freshly-prepared food using local produce. Cask Marque accredited. The pub is welcoming to children and well-behaved dogs on leads, and there is a pub garden and outside decking area. Log fire in winter months.