Pup & Duckling1 Hatchford Brook Road
The Pup and Duckling was Solihull's first micropub, serving six real aleas and six real ciders. Set up in a long-closed shop on the corner of Old Lode Lane and Hatchford Brook Road, 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. A garden area has been added, and further developments are planned. 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!