- Bull's Head
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
Smart, very food-orientated
- Bull's Head Barston Lane Barston B92 0JU moc.liamg@notsrabtadaehsllub(01675) 442830
- Bentley Heath
- Drum & Monkey
177 Four Ashes Road
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.
- Drum & Monkey 177 Four Ashes Road Bentley Heath B93 8ND (01564) 772242
- Catherine de Barnes
- Boat Inn
222 Hampton Lane
Catherine de Barnes
(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
- Boat Inn 222 Hampton Lane Catherine de Barnes B91 2TJ (0121) 705 0474
- Chadwick End
- Orange Tree
Food-oriented country pub with a rambling interior, part of the Lovely Pubs chain. Extensive gardens good for children.
- Orange Tree Warwick Road Chadwick End B93 0BN (01564) 785364
- Cheswick Green
22 Cheswick Way
Modern pub, sports on TV
- Saxon 22 Cheswick Way Cheswick Green B90 4JA (01564) 703328
- Crown Inn
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
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.
- Crown Inn Henley Road Claverdon CV35 8LJ ku.oc.nodrevalcnninworceht@ofni(01926) 842210
- Dickens Heath
- Ale Hub
73, Main Street
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
(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
(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.
- Ale Hub 73, Main Street Dickens Heath B90 1UB ku.oc.buhela@ofni
- Forest Hotel
25 Station Approach
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
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
Local sports club
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.
- Forest Hotel 25 Station Approach Dorridge B93 8JA moc.letoh-tserof@ofni(01564) 772120
- Bull's Head
7 Limekiln Lane
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
Large country pub; part of the M&B Vintage Inns chain, with the standard food and drink offerings.
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.
- Bull's Head 7 Limekiln Lane Earlswood B94 6BU (01564) 700368
- Hampton in Arden
- White Lion
10 High Street
Hampton in Arden
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.
- White Lion 10 High Street Hampton in Arden B92 0AA moc.nninoiletihweht@ofni(01675) 442833
- Nag's Head
161 High Street
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
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
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
- Nag's Head 161 High Street Henley-in-Arden B95 5BA ku.oc.yelnehdaehsganeht@ofni(01564) 793120
- Hockley Heath
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
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
Members only club
- Miller & Carter
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
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.
- Barn Stratford Road Hockley Heath B94 6NX (01564) 782144
- Ale Rooms
1592 High Street
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
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
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
Smart canalside pub with food
- Red Lion
1672 High Street
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.
St John's Close
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
Large Toby Carvery, in a Grade II listed building. Open for breakfast from 8 am.
- Ale Rooms 1592 High Street Knowle B93 0LF (01564) 400040
Old Warwick Road
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.
Old Warwick Road
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.
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.
- Boot Old Warwick Road Lapworth B94 6JU ku.oc.sbupylevol@nnitoobeht(01564) 782464
- Fleur de Lys
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.
- Fleur de Lys Lapworth Street Lowsonford B95 5HJ ku.oc.ruelfeht@olleh(01564) 782431
- Majors Green
5 Drawbridge Road
(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.
- Drawbridge 5 Drawbridge Road Majors Green B90 1DD (0121) 474 5904
- Platform Three
163-165 Warwick Road
moc.liamg@tnaruatsereerhtmroftalp(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
(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
- Platform Three 163-165 Warwick Road Olton B92 7AR moc.liamg@tnaruatsereerhtmroftalp(0121) 706 4894
- Preston Bagot
Warwick Road (A4189)
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.
- Crabmill Warwick Road (A4189) Preston Bagot B95 5EE (01926) 843342
- Rowington Club
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
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.
- Rowington Club Rowington Green Rowington CV35 7DB moc.evil@bulcnotgniwor(01564) 782087
- Bernie's Real Ale Off-Licence
266 Cranmore Boulevard
(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
ku.oc.gnikeneerg@4765(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
(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
(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
(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
moc.clpbm@369212nub(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
moc.liamg@8102dnahgnikahseht(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
flog.yelrihs@seiriuqne(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
ku.oc.yelrihsnoigeleht@ofni(0121) 744 2617
A modern community focussed social club with excellent facilities and varied entertainment. Two hand pumps with regularly changing beers.
0871 222 4604
Sports bar with real ale
- Woodman's Rest
(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.
- Bernie's Real Ale Off-Licence 266 Cranmore Boulevard Shirley B90 4PX (0121) 744 2827
- Durham Ox
111 Shrewley Common
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.
- Durham Ox 111 Shrewley Common Shrewley CV35 7AY ku.oc.yelwerhsxomahrud@olleh(01926) 842283
- Ale Hub
277 Longmore Rd
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
ku.oc.snninamkao@lluhiloSesuoHhceeB(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
(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
ku.oc.snnirebme@yelrihskoorbeloc(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.
Rowood Drive, Damsonwood
(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.
Tanhouse Farm Road
(0121) 742 0770
Popular local with regular live music
(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.
10 Knightcote Drive
(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
email@example.com(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
ku.oc.lluhilostnahpelegniylf@ofni(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
(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
(0121) 711 8031
Large smart suburban pub, recently refurbished.
- Harvester Monkspath Stratford Road Solihull B90 4EE (0121) 733 1666
(0121) 743 6154
A lively community local; quiz night on Monday, live music on Saturday.
- Hobs Meadow
ku.oc.lluhiloswodaemsboheht@ofni(0121) 743 2201
Large estate pub
- Indian Brewery
52 Station Road
moc.yrewerbnaidni@lluhilos(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.
(0121) 743 2179
Large community local; unusual in still having both a separate bar, and a 'snug'.
- Mason's Arms
173 High Street
(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.
(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
(0121) 706 2114
Members sailing club with real ale in club house
- Olton Tavern
(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.
(0121) 744 2942
Large restaurant/pub with Premier Inn
- Pup & Duckling
1 Hatchford Brook Road
(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
(0121) 733 4871
Large modern pub
- Solihull Moors Football Club
(0121) 705 6770
Local football club in National League.
- Solihull Municipal Club
(0121) 705 1192
Members only sports club
- Solihull Royal British Legion Club
moc.loa@cesbulclbr(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
(0121) 706 3594
Smart sports club with real ales
- White Swan
32-34 Station Road
ku.oc.noopsrehtewdj@8715p(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.
21 Poplar Road
moc.sbupetagenots@lluhiloS.setaY(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.
- Ale Hub 277 Longmore Rd Solihull B90 3ER ku.oc.buhela@ofni
- Tanworth in Arden
Tanworth in Arden
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.
- Bell The Green Tanworth in Arden B94 5AL moc.srablooclaer@llebeht(01564) 742212
- Warings Green
- Blue Bell Cider House
Warings Green Road
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.
- Blue Bell Cider House Warings Green Road Warings Green B94 6BP moc.liamg@esuohredicllebeulb(01564) 702328
- Wood End
- Warwickshire Lad
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.
- Warwickshire Lad Broad Lane Wood End B94 5DP ku.oc.dalerihskciwraweht@ofni(01564) 742346