Archive for February, 2012
This was described by one BITE user as being an “up market ‘spoons” which seems fair enough. Beer was OK, all the usual suspects and a few real ales. Standard chain-pub food menu, and a few chavs, even in la-di-dah Lichfield. Not horrific by any means, but not marvellous either: TVs showing football, but sound muted and quietish music.
Long overdue for a blogged visit, we hadn’t been here in a long time, so a visit in the company of Andy seemed appropriate.
The Pretty Bricks has always been known as such, but it’s official name was The Tap and Spile, with The Pretty Bricks being a nickname from the unusual glazed bricks on the frontage. For some years it’s been noted for real ale.
It’s a traditional 2 room pub, now owned by Black Country Taverns, a small but growing chain in and around the Black Country, who specialise in traditional pubs, and they’ve adopted the name as it’s official one.
It’s a great place: 5 or 6 well-kept real ales, food (both a menu and cobs/pork pie), no music or gaming machines, and a friendly welcome.