Solihull and District

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Pub Guide

  • Barston
    • Bull's Head Barston Lane Barston B92 0JU Telephone(01675) 442830

      A tranquil, unspoiled village local, a former coaching inn, always offering a friendly welcome. Two comfortable bars with real fires and a small intimate snug. Seven times local Pub of the Year and in the Good Beer Guide for over 25 years. Extensive grounds for outside drinking and dining. Under new management in summer 2023, some refurbishment and redecorating is being carried out. Food times vary so please check.

    • Malt Shovel Barston Lane Barston B92 0JP Telephone(01675) 443223

      Smart country pub, very food-orientated

  • Bentley Heath
    • Drum & Monkey 177 Four Ashes Road Bentley Heath B93 8ND Telephone(01564) 772242

      Refurbished several years ago, the Drum & Monkey has lots of exposed beams and brickwork, giving an olde worlde feeling without being tacky. The name may come from the blasting powder carriers working on construction of the nearby railway - the powder monkeys. And the drum? The receptacle the powder was stored in. The manager is a real ale enthusiast, and the beers (mostly from the Greene King stable, but often including Timothy Taylor and local Silhill brewery) are usually in fabulous condition. Food is superb.

  • Catherine de Barnes
    • Boat Inn 222 Hampton Lane Catherine de Barnes B91 2TJ Telephone(0121) 705 0474

      Pleasant chain pub with boat moorings on Grand Union canal nearby. Recently undergone an extensive refurbishment which included the installation of 2 electrical vehicle charging bays for use of visitors to the pub

  • Chadwick End
    • Orange Tree Warwick Road Chadwick End B93 0BN Telephone(01564) 785364

      Food-oriented country pub with a rambling interior, part of the Lovely Pubs chain. Extensive gardens good for children.

  • Cheswick Green
    • Saxon 22 Cheswick Way Cheswick Green B90 4JA Telephone(0121) 272 5206

      Modern pub, sports on TV

  • Claverdon
    • Red Lion Claverdon CV35 8PE Telephone(01926) 842291

      Dating from the 16th century the Red Lion has been a pub for 200 years, and the building is Grade II listed. There's now a cosy bar area with a real fire to one side, with the restaurant on the other side. It has a large outdoor seating area with magnificent views of the Warwickshire countryside. Biker meetings regularly held on Fridays - though not during the winter, for obvious reasons! Breakfast is served from 10 am Monday to Friday, from 9 am on Saturday.

  • Dickens Heath
    • Ale Hub 73, Main Street Dickens Heath B90 1UB

      A true micropub located in the heart of Dickens Heath with four well-kept ales on at all times from breweries located nationwide. Part of the expanding Ale Hub group, the bar features wood cladding. Quiz night on Monday, and there is a monthly bingo night.

    • Mortons Kitchen 7, Main Street Dickens Heath B90 1UB Telephone(0121) 744 2884

      Modern pub in the heart of the Dickens Heath development. Part of the Lovely Pubs chain, there is a clear focus on providing excellent food. Two real ales on most of the time including one from local brewer, Purity. Light and airy and very welcoming. Good outside pavement seating area.

  • Dorridge
    • Forest Hotel 25 Station Approach Dorridge B93 8JA Telephone(01564) 772120

      This Victorian hotel, believed to date from 1870, has polished wood tables with armchairs and sofas giving a relaxed, contemporary atmosphere. Bar meals are served and there is a separate restaurant specialising in Fine Dining. The large outdoor seating area makes this a popular pub in the summer, and the function room can be hired for parties, weddings etc. Breakfast is available for non-residents if booked in advance.

    • Knowle & Dorridge Cricket Club Station Road Dorridge B93 8ET Telephone(01564) 774338

      Established cricket club inaugurated in 1896 set in an upmarket residential area. Visitors are welcome to try the ever-changing range of up to three cask-conditioned ales, always well-kept and often from interesting breweries. There are no entry restrictions, but Club members are able to purchase drinks at a reduced price. There is outside seating to watch top-class cricket in the Birmingham league. The Club holds its own occasional beer festivals which are open to the public.

    • Knowle & Dorridge Racquets Club Grove Road Dorridge B93 0PH Telephone(01564) 772342

      Local racquets sports club with a growing social membership, now augmented by an open door policy for people who want to sample their well kept, rotating guest ale selection. Salopian, Abbeydale and Thornbridge are amongst the breweries that are regularly represented at the bar. Good sized outdoor area with clear views of the tennis courts and the local Knowle and Dorridge Cricket Club, cricket pitch.

    • Railway Grange Road Dorridge B93 8QA Telephone(01564) 773531

      The pub dates back to the 1850s and construction of the Birmingham to London railway, hence the name. Frontage to road is Grade II listed. Run by the Watson family for over 100 years, it has recently been taken over by the family who run the Punchbowl at Lapworth. The pub has has an extensive refurbishment but has retained it's traditional pub feel. The large garden, with children's play area and heated outdoor patio, is busy in summer while the public bar provides a welcoming real fire in the winter.

  • Earlswood
    • Bull's Head 7 Limekiln Lane Earlswood B94 6BU Telephone(01564) 700368

      Originally built in 1740 for the navvies constructing the Stratford upon Avon canal. The pub is a collection of late 18th and early 19th century two storey whitewashed brick buildings, linked and extended - Grade II listed. It is rumoured to be haunted by the ghost of a 17th century lime kiln worker. A pub since 1832, it was refurbished in the 1990s; comfortable, welcoming interior with a large real fire.

    • Red Lion Lady Lane Earlswood B94 6AQ Telephone(01564) 702946

      Large country pub; part of the M&B Vintage Inns chain, with the standard food and drink offerings.

  • Hampton in Arden
    • Soho Tavern Marsh Lane Hampton in Arden B92 0AH Telephone(01675) 442277

      Newly refurbed and reopened as a Desi bar.

    • White Lion 10 High Street Hampton in Arden B92 0AA Telephone(01675) 442833

      Charming 17th-century timber-framed building with Grade II status, the White Lion has been licensed since 1838. L-shaped lounge and dining area with a separate public bar, both with lovely real fires. Dining area is light, airy and open plan. Quality British pub food with a French accent. Quantity and quality of real ales is always of the highest level. The pub looks to rotate two of its regular beers every five-six months. Traditional country pub well worth a visit.

  • Henley-in-Arden
    • Black Swan 23 High Street Henley-in-Arden B95 5AA Telephone(01564) 660866

      After being closed for several years, and surviving an unwelcome attempt by the former owners to turn it into residential accommodation, the Black Swan reopened in August 2023 after an extensive, multi-million pound refurbishment. As a Grade II listed building the fabric of the pub has been retained, while being refreshed and opened up. To the rear an extensive oak-framed restaurant has been constructed on what was the patio. The pub is part of the Brasserie Blanc/Heartwood Collection group, currently the only such pub in the Midlands.

    • Nag's Head 161 High Street Henley-in-Arden B95 5BA Telephone(01564) 793120

      This pub has benefitted from a sympathetic refurbishment, in keeping with the nature of the building. The southern part, used primarily as restaurant, is Grade II listed and dates back to the 17th century. Live sport is shown on TVs to the rear of the bar.

    • Three Tuns 103 High Street Henley-in-Arden B95 5AT Telephone(01564) 792723

      A small, unpretentious 16th century two roomed traditional drinkers pub with a single bar serving both areas. Popular with locals, many of whom frequent the establishment to play darts and cribbage, the pub is usually busy and the atmosphere is always friendly. Five real ales, in consistently good condition. No food, though the usual pub snacks, plus home-made sausage rolls and cobs are usually available. Parking is on the main street outside the pub. CAMRA branch Warwickshire Pub of the Year 2022 and 2023.

    • White Swan 100 High Street Henley-in-Arden B95 5BY Telephone(01564) 792623

      An Inn has existed on the site since 1352. The current building was erected between 1550 and 1565. Charles II, William Shenstone and John Byng have all stayed here and it was once run by the actor Michael Elphick. The main bar is a cosy, attractive area with many exposed original beams and a real fire. Good quality home cooked food is served in here to compliment the excellently kept ales. There is a carved daisy wheel in a beam of a cottage attached to the pub, a common 16th & 17th century symbol to ward off witches and evil, usually carved by a child. Locals claim to have seen a ghostly child roaming the area. The rear part is now a Stone Aged Steakhouse restaurant, serving food 6-9 pm Mon-Sat. There is a separate function room that can be hired out

  • Hockley Heath
    • Barn Stratford Road Hockley Heath B94 6NX Telephone(01564) 782144

      Partly rebuilt and totally refurbished following a fire in 1998, the pub is part of a large complex featuring Premier Inn and restaurant. The bar features a large gas "log fire" and is divided into various seating areas. There is an abundance of bare brickwork and wooden beams which give the impression of a much older building. Breakfast is served from 6:30 am Monday to Friday, 7 am at weekends.

    • Hockley House 8640 Stratford Road Hockley Heath B94 5NW Telephone(01564) 785252

      Originally a restaurant/bar, the Hockley House underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, with a 63-bed hotel extension being added.

    • King George VI Club Hockley Heath B94 5NH Telephone(01564) 782985

      Members only club

    • Miller & Carter Stratford Road Hockley Heath B94 6NL Telephone(01564) 784137

      Part of the national steak chain, understandably it has a distinctly foodie focus. The interior has an upmarket ambiance, far removed from its previous incarnation as the Nag's Head: subdued lighting, lots of wood and polished metal, glass-walled wine cellar by the main entrance.

    • Wharf Tavern 2390 Stratford Road Hockley Heath B94 6QT Telephone(01564) 782075

      As its name suggests, the Wharf Tavern is alongside the Stratford-upon-Avon canal, next to what was a busy wharf. The building dates back to the mid-18th century, and has benefitted from a sympathetic restoration in 2014. It’s a community pub, with a darts team, quiz and poker nights, it even plays host to a board game club. Up to six real ales are on offer, along with an extensive menu and a selection of specials.

  • Knowle
    • Ale Rooms 1592 High Street Knowle B93 0LF Telephone(01564) 400040

      Knowle's first micro, in a former funeral director's premises, is a firm favourite on the Knowle pub scene. Beers are sourced from a wide range of national brewers and there are usually ales to cover most of the beer styles. Stouts and porters are often on the pumps. There is often real cider and always a wide range of wines and spirits. Speciality gins, are also on offer. There is free wifii and the usual pub snacks are available. Branch Pub of the Year 2019 and 2020, West Midlands County pub of the year 2019.

    • Black Boy Warwick Road Knowle B93 0EB Telephone(01564) 772655

      Friendly pub sited off the main road in its own grounds right next to the canal which runs along the rear of the pub. There is a large garden from which to watch the boats go by. Excellent traditional food is served with three real fires to keep warm in winter. A classic car meet is held between April and September on the first Tuesday evening of the month. Children welcome.

    • Greswolde Arms Hotel High Street Knowle B93 0LL Telephone(01564) 772711

      Hotel with public bar and restaurant; it was a coaching inn as far back as the 17th century. It was one of the first stages on the turnpike road between Birmingham and Warwick. Now under the Chef & Brewer banner. Breakfast served from 7 am weekdays, 8 am weekends

    • King's Arms 2110 Warwick Road Knowle B93 0EE Telephone(01564) 771177

      Smart canalside pub with a separate restaurant; there is an extensive patio with tables and chairs, plus a large garden. There are 10 en suite bedrooms (typically £70-120 per night). Multiple menus, including a separate vegan menu. Refurbished in 2022 - unusually, some restaurant space was added to the bar seating area.

    • Red Lion 1672 High Street Knowle B93 0LY Telephone(01564) 771522

      In a large, 17th century Grade II listed building, this pub has a single bar serving a number of secluded areas. The interior has been extensively modernised while still retaining some of the original character, including exposed beams and a cast iron fireplace dating from 1779. Three coal-effect gas fires add to the ambiance. Up to five regularly changing guest ales and two regulars are on offer along with standard Ember Inns food.

    • Vaults St John's Close Knowle B93 0JU Telephone(01564) 773656

      A wide range of quality real ales can be found at this traditional pub, as well as real cider from the Westons range. The Vaults is a popular meeting place for those visiting the many local restaurants. Major sporting events are shown on Sky Sports TV, and Monday is poker evening. Wi-fi is available.

    • Wilson Arms High Street Knowle B93 9AH Telephone(01564) 772559

      Toby Carvery in a large, rambling Grade II listed building. Plenty of tables and chairs; some exposed brickwork. The building may date back to 1600. In the 1960s the original arrangement of several small rooms was converted to an open-plan layout, and there is now a central bar. It was renamed from the Rising Sun in 1839 in honour of the Lord of the Manor, William Wilson. Open for breakfast from 9 am.

  • Lapworth
    • Boot Old Warwick Road Lapworth B94 6JU Telephone(01564) 782464

      High-end gastropub in a lovely canalside location. There are two- and three-course prix fixed menus available lunchtimes Monday to Friday, evenings Monday to Thursday. As well as the garden, there is now a teepee which can be hired for private parties of up to 30 people. Part of the Lovely Pubs group. Beer range changes and always in great condition.

    • Navigation Old Warwick Road Lapworth B94 6NA Telephone(01564) 783337

      A popular pub with a garden that adjoins the Grand Union Canal. The original flagstone floored bar, complete with wood-burning stove, has a very traditional feel and there is a small, comfortable lounge to one side. A sympathetic extension at the rear provides a restaurant area where home-cooked food is served. Al fresco dining is popular in the summer months when the gardens are always busy.Well-behaved children are always welcome.

    • Punchbowl Mill Lane Lapworth B94 6HR Telephone(01564) 781743

      Modern food-oriented pub. Open for breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 11 Saturday and Sunday. Wednesday is open mic night, and there is live music on a monthly basis.

  • Lowsonford
    • Fleur de Lys Lapworth Street Lowsonford B95 5HJ Telephone(01564) 782431

      Rambling country pub in a grade II listed building dating to 17th century - beware low beams! There are several separate rooms and numerous tables, chairs and settles. Open fires give it a welcoming feel, as do the friendly staff. Good food, including an interesting selection of pies - the pub is where Fleur de Lys pies originated.

  • Majors Green
    • Drawbridge 5 Drawbridge Road Majors Green B90 1DD Telephone(0121) 474 5904

      A large family, food and sports oriented pub that is popular with the local community. Up to five real ales on at any one time, usually 3 from the Greene King stable plus one or two more which is usually Timothy Taylor Landlord or another relatively common selection. They do serve a rotating bag in box cider, usually from Thatcher's, Lilley's or Henry Weston.

  • Olton
    • Platform Three 163-165 Warwick Road Olton B92 7AR Telephone07575 562766

      A welcome addition to Olton; as its name suggests, Platform Three is a stone's throw from Olton railway station. While describing itself as a wine bar, it also has three hand pulls; at the time of writing, there are no regular beers. Instead, it's expected that regional beers will feature, including Batham's - a rarity in Solihull. One half is used for dining, though for special events it may all be used for drinkers. Platform Three is available for wakes from Monday to Friday outside normal opening hours.

    • Robin Hood Golf Club St Bernards Road Olton B92 7DJ Telephone(0121) 706 0061

      Private members golf club that is open to golf visitors. Real ale available Please note that from Wednesday to Saturday, food is served until dusk

  • Rowington
    • Rowington Club Rowington Green Rowington CV35 7DB Telephone(01564) 782087

      This is a local community club in an idyllic location, overlooking the village cricket club. Day membership is allowed for a nominal fee, and this is waived for card-carrying members of CAMRA and at numerous public events. Pool and darts are played in the comfortable back lounge. It has a sheltered garden, popular in summer, and a welcoming log fire in the bar in winter. Music and other social events such as the occasional quiz are held during the week, some for all the family. Two local National Trust properties and both the Stratford-upon-Avon and Grand Union canals make it popular with walkers and cyclists, who are welcome to bring their own picnics. Filled rolls are often available; note that the club may close early on quiet evenings.

    • Tom o'the Wood Finwood Road Rowington CV35 7DH Telephone(01564) 782252

      Modernised 18th century canal-side pub, named after a local corn mill. Located in a rural setting between Lapworth and Rowington, the pub overlooks the Grand Union Canal. Heavily into food, which is served in either the conservatory restaurant or elsewhere throughout the pub. Occasional live music which is often folk. Beer garden by canal. Makes a pleasant circular pub crawl with the pubs in Lapworth and works well as the pub is dog friendly. Free Wifi.

  • Shirley
    • Ale Hub 277 Longmore Rd Shirley B90 3ER

      Part of a growing family-run micropub enterprise in a former newsagent shop. There are four well kept ales on at all times from national breweries, including Wye Valley Butty Bach as a regular beer. Ale Hub is a micropub specialising in cask ales, craft beers and a variety of gins. It offers a variety of classic pub snacks. There is a regular Monday evening quiz night, and a bingo evening is held on the first Tuesday of every month.

    • Bernie's Real Ale Off-Licence 266 Cranmore Boulevard Shirley B90 4PX Telephone(0121) 744 2827

      A welcome oasis for the discerning drinker, this refreshingly different off-licence has often been featured in the Good Beer Guide over the last 20 years. Beer at home does not have to be supermarket cans when you have Bernie's. The beer range changes constantly with over 250 different real ales in a year, coming from all over the country, mostly from micros and always served in tip-top condition. Try before you buy, then take home any quantity from a 500 ml bottle or 4 pint carry keg to a polypin for that weekend barbecue. While draught real ale is their raison d'etre, they also have an extensive range of bottled ales, ciders and beers from the UK, Germany and Belgium (350 at the last count). Staff are fiercely proud of quality and choice and delighted to welcome the people who travel from far and wide to visit.

    • Colebrook Inn Haslucks Green Road Shirley B90 2LL Telephone(0121) 744 6871

      This popular local dates from the late 1930s / early 1940s and is a large, open-plan pub. There are up to four guest ales on offer, in addition to the regular beer. The usual Ember Inns food range is offered; the pub also opens at 10 am on Saturday and Sunday for brunch. Major sporting events available on terrestrial TV may be shown. Live music features monthly. Voted Most Improved Pub 2016 by the local CAMRA branch.

    • Hillfield Farm 6 Cranbrook Way Shirley B90 4GT Telephone(0121) 733 8810

      A large, modern, open-plan pub, often busy and popular with families. There is an indoor play area, though children under 12 are not permitted in half of the pub as they recognise not everyone appreciates having small children around! Currently, one real ale is offered; food is reasonably priced and with generous portions. Breakfast is served from 9 am every day and there is a carvery from 11:30am until 9pm every day.

    • Lion 171 Stratford Road Shirley B90 3AX Telephone(0121) 270 8775

      After a major refurbishment by owner Star Pubs, the Red Lion has been reinvented as the Lion sports bar; numerous screens show Sky Sports in the main bar, with a huge TV on the wall of the rear bar. There is a pool table and dart board in the rear bar, and there's now a courtyard to the rear with tables and chairs. Already established with locals, it can be very popular for any sporting event, from football to rugby to darts. Three handpulls, though on two recent visits no real ale was available.

    • Pump House Unit 1, Parkgate Development, Stratford Road Shirley B90 3AQ Telephone(0121) 701 5460

      A large open plan modern pub - unusually for Wetherspoon's, situated in a new retail development rather than a repurposed building. The large glass external walls allow panoramic views of the pedestrian shopping street to the front; the large outside drinking space is split into smoking and non-smoking areas. The name refers to a garage that was once on the site of the pub many years ago. The friendly staff serve a varied range of guest beers that are sourced from local and national breweries, and a real cider is always available. Unusually, the 'cellar' is directly above the bar, and the casks are visible through a large window. Always popular, to the point where it may take a few minutes to find a vacant table.

    • Saracen's Head Stratford Road Shirley B90 3AG Telephone(0121) 270 6185

      Large, modernised traditional town pub; now part of the Sizzling Pubs chain. It acts as the on-site restaurant for the Premier Inn alongside, so it is open for breakfast from 7 am every day.

    • Shaking Hand Unit 24 Parkgate, Stratford Road Shirley B90 3GG Telephone(0121) 733 1176

      Friendly, light and airy, though small, single room pub in the Shirley Parkgate shopping centre near Asda. Four regularly changing guest ales are served, always including a dark ale, from local and national independent breweries. The pub has all of the feel of a micropub but has embraced some of the needs of the modern clientele such as sports television and background music. A changing range of canned craft beer is also available. There is always a warm welcome and excellent quality beer.

    • Shirley Golf Club Stratford Road Shirley B90 4EW Telephone(0121) 744 6001

      Golf club open to non-members. 3 real ales Please note: Opening times shown are the bar opening times.

    • Shirley Royal British Legion Club Rear of 186 Stratford Road Shirley B90 3BQ Telephone(0121) 744 2617

      A modern community focussed social club with excellent facilities and varied entertainment. Two hand pumps with regularly changing beers.

    • Woodman's Rest Union Road Shirley B90 3DB Telephone(0121) 745 3904

      Comfortable and well run Ember inn, very popular with locals and can get very busy with drinkers as well as diners. Four well-kept beers on handpull; the two guests are from national brands. Children over 14 welcome when dining. Limited seating outside by the car park.

  • Shrewley
    • Durham Ox 111 Shrewley Common Shrewley CV35 7AY Telephone(01926) 842283

      For several years this was a food-oriented Greene King pub; it is now part of the small Suburban Inns group. Reopened in August 2018 after a major refurbishment; there is now a separate restaurant area as well as a sizeable bar. Large covered front patio, rear patio and large garden. There is a sizeable tipi to the rear, used for events, wedding receptions and parties - capable of holding 180 people. Breakfast served from 9 am Friday and Saturday.

  • Solihull
    • Beech House 727 Warwick Road Solihull B91 3DA Telephone(0121) 272 7730

      This pub has recently been refurbished, and turned into a food-oriented pub with modern decor. The interior, both the bar area and separate restaurant, are very attractively presented; the large outside terrace has numerous tables and chairs, and even some deckchairs for when the weather co-operates!

    • Blossomfield Club Solihull B91 3JY Telephone(0121) 705 7432

      A family friendly sports club. Card carrying CAMRA members welcome. Can be busy on Saturday evenings in the cricket season

    • Damson Rowood Drive, Damsonwood Solihull B92 9NG Telephone(0121) 704 9002

      A 1960's estate pub which is popular with the locals. Now serves two ales as regular down from their previous five as they have struggled for support.

    • Dingle Tanhouse Farm Road Solihull B92 9EY Telephone(0121) 742 0770

      Popular local with regular live music

    • Farm Farmhouse Way Solihull B90 4EH Telephone(0121) 711 7273

      This upmarket pub is spread across two buildings, which are Grade II listed. The Old Dairy Barn dates back to the late 15th century. While there is an emphasis on food, drinkers are not made to feel out of place. It can get busy and quite noisy. The pub is part of the Lovely Pubs group.

    • Fieldhouse 10 Knightcote Drive Solihull B91 3JU Telephone(0121) 703 9209

      Part of the Ember Inns chain, this large, modern pub is tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished. It features three large fires (one real, two coal-effect) and pleasant patio areas. Normally serves six ales, with two guest ales from across the country. Often busy, the pub attracts a wide age-range. Regular quiz nights are Sundays and Tuesdays, and on Mondays and Thursdays, all cask ales are discounted. The pub also holds monthly tribute acts and occasional Meet the Brewer events. The pub sponsors the local football team, the Fieldhouse.

    • Flute & Flagon 28-30 Station Parade Solihull B91 3SB Telephone(0121) 711 3630

      Busy open-plan town centre pub, serving up to six real ales. The name was changed from Hog's Head to Flute & Flagon in spring 2015 after a light refurbishment. Breakfast is available from 9 am every day. There are tables and chairs on the pavement in front of the pub, making it a very pleasant spot in summer. There is live music on occasion, which can make conversation difficult.

    • Flying Elephant 34 Hermitage Road Solihull B91 2LP Telephone(0121) 704 4441

      Following a significant refurbishment, the Red House reopened in February 2020 as the Flying Elephant - staff are not sure of the origin of the name! Comfortable seating and fresh decor has transformed the pub into a relaxing, popular place to eat and drink. Food is both British and Indian, though with a Kenyan twist; cooked over wood rather than in clay ovens, and using Kenyan-style spices and flavours. Covid has seen the pub cut back to one real ale, usually Wainwright.

    • Grenville Club 702 Warick Road Solihull B91 3DT Telephone(0121) 705 0701

      Snooker club with a small bar separate to the snooker room; one real ale is served, always in good condition. CAMRA members are always made welcome; use the door buzzer to gain entry.

    • Greville Arms Cornyx Lane Solihull B91 2RB Telephone(0121) 711 8031

      Large , smart suburban pub, recently refurbished in keeping with the Sizzling Pubs chain. Live sport shown on numerous large TVs. Food is the usual extensive Sizzling Pubs menu; breakfast is available from 9 am.

    • Highwood Highwood Avenue Solihull B92 8SX Telephone(0121) 743 6154

      A lively community local; quiz night on Monday, live music on Saturday.

    • Hobs Meadow Ulleries Road Solihull B92 8ED Telephone(0121) 743 2201

      Large estate pub

    • Land Rover Sports & Social Club Billsmore Green Solihull B92 9LN Telephone(0121) 742 5490

      Members only club. Annual membership is £10.50.

    • Lyndon Barn Lane Solihull B92 7LY Telephone(0121) 743 2179

      Large community local; unusual in still having both a separate bar, and a 'snug'. Regular events such as bingo and quizzes. The pub is now free of tie so can have beers from more unusual breweries and the landlord welcomes suggestions. Up to 4 real ales at all times and 4 bag in box ciders.

    • Mason's Arms 173 High Street Solihull B91 3ST Telephone(0121) 711 8041

      A rambling early 19th century building on Solihull's village square. Brewery deeds go back to the 1750s when the cottages were occupied by masons working on the church opposite. Today, it is a busy town centre pub; the rooms have big TV screen for football and other sports events, and a DJ at weekends. Three to five changing beers, sometimes with real cider in summer. The pub is open for breakfast from 10 am daily.

    • No.1 Dovehouse Parade 341 Warwick Road Solihull B91 1BQ Telephone(0121) 706 7058

      Small bar/cafe at the end of a row of shops. Real ale, usually from Silhill Brewery is usually available

    • Olton Mere Sailing Club Solihull B92 7AN Telephone(0121) 706 2114

      Members sailing club with real ale in club house

    • Olton Tavern Solihull B92 8NU Telephone(0121) 742 0515

      Typical Ember Inns pub which, while having 7 handpumps, usually has the same 3 beers on, most of the time. Popular with families and with people who want meals. There is a good sized bar area and a useful meeting room.

    • Plough Solihull B90 4EP Telephone(0121) 744 2942

      Large restaurant/pub with Premier Inn

    • Pup & Duckling 1 Hatchford Brook Road Solihull B92 9AG Telephone(0121) 247 8358

      The Pup and Duckling is a family-run three-room micropub, serving up to eight real ales and two craft beers. Set up in a long-closed shop on the corner of Old Lode Lane and Hatchford Brook Road, the main room looks more like a coffee shop, apart from the bar and the bottle store installed along one wall, the middle room could be a lounge in a house, and the extended back room provides extra seating. A garden area allows for smoking, and further developments are planned. Bar snacks are available, and customers are welcome to bring their own food - Chinese and Indian takeaways and a fish and chip shop are all within 100 yards, Local independent breweries are often featured - Fixed Wheel, Shiny and Byatts among them, but the landlord has a knack of obtaining interesting beers from national independents as well. Regular updates of what is on offer can be found on realalefinder.com although some ales last only a single day. A Thursday quiz raises money for local charities, and there is an annual beer festival around 5th February to celebrate its opening. 2023 Branch pub of the year.

    • Sharman's Cross 127 Prospect Lane Solihull B91 1HT Telephone(0121) 733 4871

      Large modern pub

    • Solihull Moors Football Club Damson Parkway Solihull B91 2PP Telephone(0121) 705 6770

      Local football club in National League.

    • Solihull Municipal Club Solihull B91 3LE Telephone(0121) 705 1192

      Members only sports club

    • Solihull Royal British Legion Club Union Road Solihull B91 3DH Telephone(0121) 705 0742

      Near the town centre, the Solihull Royal British Legion has recently been refurbished; the bar area now has a light and airy feel. Three real ales are regularly on offer, from breweries such as Wye Valley, Church End and XT. For many years, the club has hosted the local CAMRA beer festival. The club welcomes non-members. There is always a warm welcome and the regulars are happy to engage in conversation.

    • West Warwickshire Sports Club Solihull B91 1DA Telephone(0121) 706 3594

      Smart sports club with real ales

    • White Swan 32-34 Station Road Solihull B91 3SB Telephone(0121) 711 5180

      Large, modern, open-plan pub serving 3 regular ales and a varying range of up to 5 guest beers, often including Salopian and local Silhill beers. The current manager is an enthusiastic real ale proponent. Food is standard Wetherspoon's fare - breakfast is available daily from 7 am. The pub can get very busy on Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Tanworth in Arden
    • Bell The Green Tanworth in Arden B94 5AL Telephone(01564) 335166

      17th Century pub allegedly frequented by the ghost of the popular singer/songwriter Nick Drake. There is an annual gathering to celebrate Nick's life and his music held in the village every July. The pub is at the heart of village life, with a community noticeboard; breakfast is served from 8 am daily. There is a weekly quiz.

  • Ullenhall
    • Winged Spur Main Road Ullenhall B95 5PA Telephone(01564) 795904

      A quintessentially rural British pub nestled in the heart of Ullenhall village, with an emphasis on food and drink for families. The Good Host Group took over the pub in March 2023. The interior is light and airy, and has capacity for over 100 diners. The name derives from a past local landowner, Robert Knight, whose family crest was the spur - the medieval symbol of knighthood.

  • Warings Green
    • Blue Bell Cider House Warings Green Road Warings Green B94 6BP Telephone(01564) 702328

      Friendly canalside free house offering five real ales and three draught ciders, plus further craft ciders (e.g. Black Rat, Thatchers Heritage). Three temporary moorings make it a popular stop for boaters and the area is pleasant for walking especially around the local lakes and for fishing and cycling. The large lounge and cosy bar have real fires in winter, and families are welcome in the large conservatory and the canal-side garden. Reasonably priced food and Sunday carvery. Wednesday quiz night, poker night Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and occasional live music.

  • Wood End
    • Warwickshire Lad Broad Lane Wood End B94 5DP Telephone(01564) 742346

      Country pub and restaurant offering excellent freshly-prepared food using local produce. Cask Marque accredited. The pub is welcoming to children and well-behaved dogs on leads, and there is a pub garden and outside decking area. Log fire in winter months. Usually four well-kept ales on.