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 restaurant. Cask Marque-accredited with up to six changing guest ales, all reliable quality. Seven times local Pub of the Year and in the Good Beer Guide for over 25 years. Extensive grounds for outside drinking and dining. The pub has been refurbished by the new licensee and the menu has become more contemporary, while the old school charm of the village local has been retained and enhanced.

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

      Smart, 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(01564) 703328

      Modern pub, sports on TV

  • Claverdon
    • Crown Inn Henley Road Claverdon CV35 8LJ Telephone(01926) 842210

      Traditional, quiet two-room free house with a genuine public bar, a small restaurant area and a small children's play area. No meals on Sunday evening. The handpumps are in the bar and not obvious if dining in the restaurant.

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

      Dating from the 16th century the Red Lion has been a pub for 200 years. It's now a food orientated pub serving a variety of pub meals. See website for the menus. It has a large outdoor seating area with magnificent views of the Warwickshire countryside.

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

      New micropub in the heart of Dickens Heath. There are four, well kept, guest ales on at all times from breweries located nationwide. The Ale Hub is a micropub specialising in cask ales, craft ales and a variety of gins. A pub that listens to it's customers, brings that traditional pub feel to the community, and offers a variety of classic pub snacks.

    • Miller & Carter Tanworth Lane Dickens Heath B90 4EA Telephone(0121) 744 1905

      Modern chain restaurant. Emphasis on food, particularly steak. Sadly got rid of the Purity UBU and Pedigree and brought in Doombar. Usually well kept.

    • 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. There is a cider festival in summer and a real ale festival in winter (November), and occasional discos and special events such as Burns Night. Breakfast is available for non-residents if booked in advance. Free wi-fi is available. The pub aims to open its own micro-brewery in 2016.

    • 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 sports club

    • 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. Now a Thwaites house, unusual in Solihull.

    • 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.

    • Reservoir The Common Earlswood B94 5SL Telephone(01564) 702220

      Large open-plan pub, part of the Greene King Hungry Horse chain. There is a Wacky Warehouse in a separate building. The pub hosts a Beer & Sausage festival one weekend each March.

  • Hampton in Arden
    • 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, with lovely real fires. Dining area is light, airy and open plan. Quality British pub food with a French accent, served lunchtime and evening only. Quantity and quality of real ales is always of the highest level. The pub looks to rotate two beers every five-six months. Traditional country pub well worth a visit.

  • Henley-in-Arden
    • 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. In addition to the three real ales listed, the pub also has its own Nag's Head Ale.

    • 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, 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.

    • 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, part of the building is listed and miraculously escaped major damage. 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.

    • 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

      National steak chain with a distinctly food focus. But they do aim to compliment their steaks with good quality, well kept, local real ales.

    • 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

      This micropub in a converted shop (formerly a funeral director's!) on the High Street is a welcome addition to the Knowle pub scene. The pub stocks at least one real ale from the local Silhill brewery, along with one from Church End and guests and real cider, and also offers wines and spirits, including speciality gins. There is free wifi; the usual pub snacks are available. Branch Pub of the Year 2018 and 2019, 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. Now under the Chef & Brewer banner.

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

      Smart canalside pub with food

    • 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. In recent years it has been a regular winner of the local CAMRA branch pub of the year, and is a popular meeting place for those visiting the many local restaurants. Wi-fi is available, and major sporting events are shown on Sky Sports TV. Light meals are served from 12-2pm (Monday to Saturday).

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

      Large Toby Carvery, in a Grade II listed building. Open for breakfast from 8 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 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. The beers are well-kept and interesting guests are often featured. Well-behaved children are always welcome.The pub is open for breakfast from 10 am on Saturday and Sunday.

    • 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 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; good food, including an interesting selection of pies. New management since summer 2014.

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

      Reopened in June 2014 after a significant refurbishment and rebranding as a Greene King pub. Up to five real ales - Greene King IPA and Abbott, usually one Timothy Taylors beer plus two other guests.

  • Olton
    • Platform Three 163-165 Warwick Road Olton B92 7AR Telephone(0121) 706 4894

      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.

    • 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

  • Preston Bagot
    • Crabmill Warwick Road (A4189) Preston Bagot B95 5EE Telephone(01926) 843342

      The Crabmill can trace its roots back more than three centuries, and it still bears the marks of history with its tiny leaded windows, weathered half-timbered exterior, crooked beams and flagstone floors. The pub started life as a cider mill. A small back bar has sofas. Recently bought and refurbished by Brunning and Price, the emphasis is now on good quality real ales and traditional pub food. Regularly changing ales and sometimes a real cider. The bar area has been returned to a true drinking area and the owners have retained the spectacular real fire.

  • 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. Has two snooker tables and a darts board. 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.

    • 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
    • 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.

    • 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! Four well-kept real ales are offered; food is reasonably priced and with generous portions. Breakfast is served from 8 am every day and there is a carvery from noon until 9 Monday to Saturday, noon to 8 on Sunday. Quiz night on Thursdays; mother and toddler group on Tuesday mornings.

    • Plume of Feathers Stratford Road Shirley B90 3BW Telephone(0121) 744 1021

      Stonehouse Pizza and Carvery catering for breakfasts, lunches, dinner and offering children's menus.

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

      A large open plan modern pub from the Wetherspoon’s chain situated in a new retail development. 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 refer’s 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 & national breweries. A real cider is always available. Unusually, the 'cellar' is directly above the bar, and the casks are visible through a large window.

    • Red Lion 171 Stratford Road Shirley B90 3AX Telephone(0121) 744 1030

      This is a true local with community Spanish classes. The site of an old coaching inn dated 1751, and once used as a Coroner's Court; it was rebuilt in 1965 and has a typical exterior, but the interior is traditional and comfortable. There is a lounge and a function room, which hosts frequent live music. 9.30 am breakfast and lunch 12-2 Mon-Sat. The guest beer changes several times a week. A public car park fronts the pub. Free wifi. Reopened under new management on 6th April 2019; it had been closed for three months after the previous manager's company had gone into liquidation.

    • 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, pub in the Shirley Parkgate shopping centre. Single room premises serving four regularly changing guest ales, usually two from local breweries and two from further afield. 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. Always a warm welcome and excellent quality ale and cider.

    • 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.

    • Victory Shirley B90 4GW Telephone0871 222 4604

      Sports bar with real ale

    • 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. Regular beers are Greene King plus three interesting guests from the Ember inns seasonal list. 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 tepee to the rear, used for events, wedding receptions and parties - capable of holding 180 people. Breakfast served from 9 am Friday and Saturday.

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

      Second branch of a new, family run micropub enterprise in a former newsagent site. Aim is to have four real ales on at all times along with a range of other drinks and traditional bar snacks.

    • 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

    • Colebrook Inn Haslucks Green Road Solihull B90 2LL Telephone(0121) 733 3731

      This popular local dates from the late 1930s / early 1940s and is a large, open-plan pub. There are up to five guest ales and a real cider on offer, in addition to the two regular beers. The usual Ember Inns food range is offered; the pub also opens at 10 am on Saturday and Sunday for brunch. Voted Most Improved Pub 2016 by the local CAMRA branch.

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

      A 1960's estate pub with an enthusiastic landlord. Very much a community pub, there are always three beers on from small breweries. Particular favourites are Wye Valley and Cottage. Seasonal beers are also a specialty. Food is from an in-house Cantonese/Chinese operation on the basis of eat-in or takeaway. A new lounge due to open soon will be food orientated. The outdoor heated smoking area has a large screen TV.

    • 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 three guest ales from across the country, often unusual ones, and changing frequently. Often busy, the pub attracts a wide age-range. Regular quiz nights are Sundays and Tuesdays, and on Mondays all cask ales are discounted. The pub also holds monthly tribute acts and occasional Meet the Brewer events.

    • 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 - not sure of the origin of the name! Comfortable seating and fresh decor has transformed the pub into a relaxing 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. Three beers from Thwaites are on offer.

    • 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.

    • Harvester Monkspath Stratford Road Solihull B90 4EE Telephone(0121) 733 1666
    • 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

    • Indian Brewery 52 Station Road Solihull B91 3RX Telephone(0121) 296 9000

      The second pub opened by Indian Brewery offering their own beers brewed in Birmingham on tap and in cask, and a selection of Indian meals. See website for the menu. Guest beers on tap also available.

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

      Large community local; unusual in still having both a separate bar, and a 'snug'.

    • 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.

    • O'Neills Poplar Road Solihull B91 3AB Telephone(0121) 711 3761

      Typical O'Neills chain pub - no critiism implied, since it makes this a classic town centre pub. Lively atmosphere, sports channels shown on multiple TVs, families welcome.

    • 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

      From serving no real ale the Olton Tavern has dramatically changed direction, and now has eight to nine handpumps, plus two real ciders. There is also an unusual function room, with panoramic glass windows overlooking the main area of the pub.

    • 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 was Solihull's first micropub, serving six real aleas and six real ciders. 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, while the smaller back room could be a lounge in a house. A garden area has been added, and further developments are planned. Bar snacks 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 breweries are often featured - Fixed Wheel, Slaughterhouse, Byatts and Sadler's among them. Regular updates of what is on offer are posted on Facebook, although some ales last only a single day.

    • 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.

    • Yates 21 Poplar Road Solihull B91 3AD Telephone(0121) 796 5213

      This imposing building was formerly Solihull's Council House, then converted to a Lloyds Bar/JD Wetherspoons pub, but was sold to Stonegate in 2016. It has now been rebranded as a Yates pub; several handpumps have been removed, and it now stocks mainstream Greene King and Marston's beers (IPA, Abbot, Hobgoblin). There is a second bar upstairs, with high ceilings, pleasant decor and windows looking out over Poplar Road; there is a dance floor and a disco on Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Tanworth in Arden
    • Bell The Green Tanworth in Arden B94 5AL Telephone(01564) 742212

      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. Another famous local and pub regular is Tim Watts of Pertemps fame. The pub is at the heart of village life; it houses the village post office and convenience store.

  • 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.