6 places in Brum to help you avoid the royal wedding on Saturday

Ramblings / Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Shout out to all the people who couldn’t care less about the royal wedding or ‘Markle’s Sparkle.’ I’m with you.

The wedding of Harry and Meghan isn’t something I’m interested in (not least because it’s made my job in health/beauty PR absolutely impossible this week) and I have no intention of sitting at home or in a pub watching it. Fair play if watching strangers getting hitched is your bag, but it ain’t mine. With all that in mind, I’ve put together a list of places you can enjoy your Saturday minus the union jack flags and overexcited women crying over a ginger.

Digbeth Dining Club

As far as I’m aware the street food happy place will not be showing the wedding. It will, however, have a sunny courtyard rammed with vendors including the outstanding Buddha Belly, Fat Snags, and Patty Freaks. Meat before Markle, I say.

The Ruin

This pub has a hidden sun trap in the backyard and does 241 cocktails with an Independent Birmingham card. It’s actually just 5 minutes walk from DDC so you could enjoy some grub and then some sunshine at this eclectic pub that’s probably as old as Prince Phillip’s verbal moral compass.


Fried chicken with hip hop tunes and absolutely zero wedding chat – sounds like a pretty sweet Saturday hangout to me. Word has it the elusive waffle fries are finally back on the menu too.

Fiesta del Asado

I bet they won’t be serving Argentinian steak and red wine at the wedding, but you can enjoy such delights at this gorgeous restaurant in Edgbaston. Meghan’s dad won’t be there either, so at least you’ll have that in common with the bride.

The Wolf

You know what’s better than watching people you’ve never met get married? Cheese boards. This pub offers massive cheese and cured meat boards so you can share food and happiness with people you actually know! Marvellous.


If you like your food as warm as Harry’s hair pigment, this place is great for Middle Eastern platters and avoiding TV screens. You’ll forget you’re in Birmingham, let alone who is signing a prenup.

Chin up, everyone, it’ll soon be over. Until they start reproducing…

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