Pup & Duckling1 Hatchford Brook Road
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.