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Phil

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Re: Birmingham & the Midlands Pubs
« Reply #957 on: November 08, 2017, 06:08:33 PM »

Thats the place Phil, looks a lot cleaner than I remember it. Had an 'Offi' as well, which I didn't recall.  O0

I think a lot of pubs around that time had off sales, but they quickly were swallowed up by the pub itself as outdoors became less popular. 
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Re: Birmingham & the Midlands Pubs
« Reply #958 on: November 09, 2017, 10:51:52 AM »
Countrylad. No Josie was a plump English woman, her husband was also English. Do not recall that barmaid, but there was a Christine who worked there for a long time ( she had four kids ).
 I did not live in the area but had a friend who lived in the maisonettes next door to the pub. Shaun Kelly his wife was Layla, they had a son called Marc.
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Re: Birmingham & the Midlands Pubs
« Reply #959 on: November 09, 2017, 12:13:52 PM »
Countrylad. No Josie was a plump English woman, her husband was also English. Do not recall that barmaid, but there was a Christine who worked there for a long time ( she had four kids ).
 I did not live in the area but had a friend who lived in the maisonettes next door to the pub. Shaun Kelly his wife was Layla, they had a son called Marc.
maltablue, thanks for getting back. Next time I see my brother ( I think we are due for our 5 yearly meet!) I will ask him if he remembers Shaun and Layla.

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Re: Birmingham & the Midlands Pubs
« Reply #960 on: November 09, 2017, 01:49:58 PM »
your welcome. Thinking back, i think there was an Irish Landlord at the Primrose, which was just down the road.I could imagine a fight in there. It was Ansell's beer.  :D
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Re: Birmingham & the Midlands Pubs
« Reply #961 on: November 09, 2017, 02:22:45 PM »
your welcome. Thinking back, i think there was an Irish Landlord at the Primrose, which was just down the road.I could imagine a fight in there. It was Ansell's beer.  :D
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Re: Birmingham & the Midlands Pubs
« Reply #962 on: January 07, 2018, 12:35:30 PM »
I remember Ansells for its supreme tastelessness ;D only surpassed by M&B :D
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Re: Birmingham & the Midlands Pubs
« Reply #963 on: January 08, 2018, 03:14:13 PM »
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Re: Birmingham & the Midlands Pubs
« Reply #964 on: January 08, 2018, 04:18:33 PM »
Unfortunately, the Bell and Cross, Clent has closed, temporarily we hope. Reputed to be one of only half a dozen pubs in the Birmingham area to continue to serve M&B Mild on the hand pump through the 60s and 70s when the trend was for keg bitters such as Watneys, Double Diamond and Worthington.





In the last few years, it has gained a reputation as an excellent restaurant but at the expense of the drinkers who deserted because they were not willing to pay extra prices.
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Re: Birmingham & the Midlands Pubs
« Reply #965 on: January 08, 2018, 06:08:18 PM »
Ian,


You obviouslly never drank in the Talbot on Highgate Road in Sparkbrook they served M&B mild & bitter drawn by hand pumps right up until they closed for demolition in the late 70's. All the lads swore it was the best pint for miles and as it was one of the few pubs in the area that could be guaranteed a good crowd 7 nights a week they must have been right. I can't comment myself as I've never been a beer drinker.
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Re: Birmingham & the Midlands Pubs
« Reply #966 on: January 08, 2018, 06:18:19 PM »
The place we owned was still serving M&B mild in 1989 after we had sold the place.
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Re: Birmingham & the Midlands Pubs
« Reply #967 on: January 08, 2018, 06:29:03 PM »
Was it on the hand pump, Fred?


I'm afraid that when I was a young lad, I was not very 'choosy' regarding my beers so I would quite happily drink any keg available. It was not until the late 70s that I was made aware of the superior quality of cask beers. That said, I had a couple of nice pints of Ansells mild in the 'Coach' at Weatheroak the other day and was surprised to be told that it was pumped up by gas. Well, if it's good enough for the Guinness drinkers!!!     ;D
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