The New Lichfield Brewhouse & Kitchen

A couple of weeks ago Brewhouse & Kitchen launched a new venue for their brand – near to us in Lichfield. We’d only recently visited their Sutton Coldfield branch for the first time and enjoyed our time there – Lee being particularly taken with the beer selection, so when we were invited to pop down to Lichfield for lunch, we were happy to.

The venue itself on the corner of bird street is large and spacious, with a variety of bench style seating, upturned barrels and your more standard tables too. I like the casual decor with lots of wood and metal features.Β  Continue reading

Review: Twisted Burger Company, Sheffield

Way back when we lived in Sheffield we were frequent visitors to the Harley, for drinking and their live music. However I don’t remember them doing food. Well if they did it obviously want very memorable. Fast forward 7 years since we left the city and we were back in the Harley in search of a tasty lunch and had been tipped off about the great things that were being dished out there by the Twisted Burger Co.

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Review: Brewhouse and Kitchen Sutton Coldfield

Brewhouse and Kitchen in Sutton Coldfield has been around for a little while now, but is somewhere we have never got round to trying. I first thought it was an independent pub & kitchen, but turns out there’s quite a few of them across the country, mostly in the south. They also all boast an in house microbrewery, which must be a good draw for the beer lovers amongst us.

As well as the pub and restaurant, they run beer masterclasses and brewery experience days too, the former of which we are going to try out at the newly opened Lichfield branch soon, so watch this space for that!

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Review: The Red Lion, Alvechurch

A few weeks ago we took advantage of a lovely sunny Sunday to go on a little mini road trip. South Birmingham really isn’t somewhere we know much about or have explored, so when the opportunity to try out a pub in the village of Alvechurch came up we decided to go for it.

We made the most of the morning sunshine first by exploring Lickey Hills Country park, where Imogen even had her first go on a swing!

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Review: The Crown, Four Oaks

A few weeks ago, when an email popped into my inbox inviting me to go and have a meal at The Crown, an Ember Inn in Four Oaks I was intrigued. You see, I grew up merely 100 yards from that pub and saw it evolve from a slightly strange place that had three different restaurants inside and was a but like a food court ( this sounds very odd, but if you lived in Four Oaks circa 1995-2000 you will know what I mean!) and then when I was 17 or 18 it was taken over by Ember Inns, just in time for me to spend an incredible amount of my spare time in it! In fact the last time I was there was probably my mid twenties when we won the pub quiz! Given all this, I have hardly ever eaten there so was happy to give it a try and take a trip down memory lane, whilst making some new memories with my little family.

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