Birmingham Beer Week to return in July


Events, Ramblings

Birmingham Beer Week is set to return this summer for a week of celebrating Brum’s beer scene. With a rich brewing history that is evolving into a forward thinking craft beer haven, Birmingham Beer Week will bring together some the city’s best breweries, pubs, bars, bottle shops and restaurants. Birmingham Beer Week runs from 19th […]

January 16, 2019

Sunday lunch @ The Old Crown, Digbeth


Bars & Pubs, Review

Four adults, a baby and an overexcited spaniel walk into a pub… The Old Crown in Digbeth, to be precise. After a busy few weeks the plan was simple: a quiet Sunday lunch in a cosy pub. The beauty of having a small human in your squad is that you have to pre-plan, to some […]

January 6, 2019

A week of food and drink in Birmingham #8


Ramblings

I was a total glutton last week, which is great for the food blog but probably pretty awful for my weight. Who needs a waist anyway…? This post includes a few places a little further afield, but I think once you see the grub you’ll forgive me. The Meat Shack, City Centre If you followed […]

December 8, 2018

3 days as a tourist in New York City


BYB Travels, Ramblings

After a whirlwind tour of New York City in November, I wanted to show those that have been messaging me some of the highlights. We packed in a lot between a very cold Thursday and a weirdly warm Sunday last month. The trip was for my husband’s 40th birthday, so he got the most say […]

December 3, 2018

Pub grub with attitude @ Pint Shop, Bennett’s Hill


Bars & Pubs, Review

Praise Jesus hallelujah! After months of online chatter, soft launches and egg porn, Pint Shop has finally opened in Birmingham. As you can tell (particularly if you’ve been following me over on Twitter of late) I’m loving the latest addition to Bennett’s Hill. My excitement about this place has – perhaps somewhat oddly – been […]

October 10, 2018

A week of food and drink in Birmingham #5


Ramblings

Last week was a busy one. As well as celebrating 7 years since I stuck my claws into Ian, I had plenty on the work and social calendars too. From a super swish cheese and wine dinner to an anniversary noodle fix, here’s six of the highlights from my eating escapades around the city centre […]

September 17, 2018

Independent Birmingham Festival @ Aston Hall


Events, Pop ups

I can’t remember how many food/drink festivals I’ve been to in the last month, but I can tell you my jeans don’t fit anymore. Last but by no means least for July’s overindulgence was Independent Birmingham Festival, at the charming Aston Hall. As you can see from the photos, this place is just awful. Not […]

July 25, 2018