There are two things I love found within the Jewellery Quarter boundaries: The Wolf and my wonderful friend Fay.
To celebrate the birth of one of my absolute favourite humans, a gaggle of us headed to this popular pub to get heavily involved in Tuesday Cheeseday. Hand over £20 and in return you’ll be given either a bottle of wine or six 1/3 beers and a medium cheese board. Apparently this is meant to be shared between two (oh how the Fat Controller laughed) or three (now you’re being silly). Take my advice and get one each; it won’t make you thin but it will make you happy.
A medium board includes four cheeses of your choice, but you can swap one for a cured meat if you ask nicely at the bar. Alongside some prosciutto and pickles, my platter included a soft and creamy Somerset Brie, a sharp vintage cheddar and the semi soft Dovedale Blue from the Peak District. The Brie in particular (forever my favourite type of cheese) was perfectly ripe and glorious spread over the additional slices of sourdough. You can buy this board for £11 outside of the Tuesday Cheeseday deal.
It’s not rocket science but it’s good quality and big portions when it comes to a cheeseboard here. I’m a firm fan of The Wolf (you can read why here) having spent many a boozy Sunday afternoon here with my other half. He likes beer and I like binge eating cheese, so it works for both of us. The bar offers a relaxed atmosphere and zero pretension, with a focus on craft beers and faff free food. An added bonus is that you can get 15% off food and drink any day of the week with an Independent Birmingham card – high five me later.
If cheese isn’t your thing (I have no idea why you’d be following my blog or social media at all, frankly) there’s also a bounty of savoury snacks to be had including toasties, pork pies and sausage rolls. They’ve also recently launched Saturday brunch and Sunday roasts if that’s more your fancy – you can view all of the menus here.
Happy birthday, my darling Fay (in yellow). Thank you for being a wonderful friend and cheese companion.
The Wolf, 2-10 Constitution Hill, Birmingham, B19 3LY
Disclosure: I paid in full for all food and drink at The Wolf. All words, photos and love for the dark haired wonder are my own