Category Archives: Perry Barr

The Church Tavern

Perry Barr:

Part of the Sizzling Pubs brand of M&B. This is a big, between-the-wars “improved public house” typical of Birmingham suburbs, replacing an earlier building. It’s still fulfilling the role of appealing to families, with an outdoor play area (out of action due to flooding), and typical feedbag menu. Like others (say the nearby Tennis Court), it’s huge inside.

No ale (“it doesn’t sell”), but OK lager and wine. Decent outdoor space.

The Tennis Court

Perry Barr:

Big thirties roadhouse-style pub at the side of the A34 in Perry Barr. We dropped in because my better half thought she’d been curious about it for a long tome, but that turned out to be The Towers nearby- both are large, 1930s roadside pubs, and quite near to each other.

Anyway, as we’d already passed The Towers, on the other side of the A34, we got of the 51 and went in. Very friendly barman, cask ale (Greene King Old Golden Hen, but pretty good regardless), and very keen prices. Inside, the place is as big as the sizeable frontage would suggest, and currently in one of the standard pubco eatery themes, and the landlord told me it’s having a refurb soon (with more handpumps). There were a few customers too, which is a good sign on a grey Thursday very early afternoon. Overall a nice pub and worth dropping in to.