There are some pretty brilliant places to grab a drink in Birmingham. From cool cocktail bars like Passing Fancies and Fox & Chance to traditional boozers like The Old Crown. That’s before we even get started on Birmingham’s independent breweries…
What we’re trying to say, is you’ll hardly put a foot wrong if you’re looking quench your thirsin Birmingham t. But there’s one place better than every other bar and pub in the West Midlands. Well, according to The National Pub & Bar Awards 2023 anyway. And that’s Attic Brew Co.’s taproom in Stirchley.
Stirchley appears to be picking up all the prizes at the moment. The Sunday Times recently named it among the Best Places to Live 2023. And now it has the West Midlands’ best pub too. It’s one of three amazing craft breweries in the area, but most Brummies would have sample Attic Brew Co.’s goods wherever you’re based, as its beverages pop up in bars and restaurants all over the city.
The National Pub & Bar Awards showcases the UK’s finest pubs and bars, crowning one venue for all 94 counties across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It aims to “highlight the positive and inspiring work being carried out across the UK’s hospitality industry.” Their decision is based on “the details of their operation, summarising the work that goes into design, training, team welfare, sustainability, food, drink, marketing and many other areas.”
“We were overwhelmed by the level and quality of entries this year,” said Tristan O’Hana, editor of Pub & Bar magazine that runs the awards. “It just goes to show what magnificent work is going on across the UK hospitality sector. With outrageous energy costs, recruitment shortages and a punishing taxation system, these businesses are once again facing tough times. Now, more than ever, it’s vital that people support their local pubs and bars. So, ahead of the long Easter weekend, why not check out the finest in your county?”
Other winners in the area included the Fitzherbert Arms in Staffordshire, Pheasant at Neenton in Shropshire, The Hart at Headless Cross in Worcestershire, The Red Lion in Long Compton, Warwickshire, and The Riverside at Aymestrey in Herefordshire. To learn more head here.