Tippling In Tipton

Come and join me in this fine celebration of some of Tiptons most excellent pubs.

I have a simple plan ...

18:30 meet at the ticket barrier at New St Station to catch the 18:38 to Tipton. Super Off-Peak Day Return £2.20 (Platform 6B probably)
18:38 hope you got the train
18:54 arrive Tipton station, walk half a mile along new Canal to first pub (it was new when it was finished in 1838)
19:10 Arrive at the Ace of Spades formerly known as the Barge and Barrel DY4 9AJ
20:10 leave for walk along old Canal
20:20 Arrive at the Fountain Inn DY4 8HE
21:20 leave for next pub
21:30 Arrive at The Pie Factory DY4 9AB
22:30 Leave to catch the train back
22:50 Arrive Tipton Station
22:56 Did you miss the last train?
23:14 Arrive New St Station
23:25 Wellington for a last one or two?

The Ace of Spades is a 70's, 80's rock pub and well rated. It is on the junction of the old and new Canals from Birmingham to Wolverhampton. Serves good beer so I'm told. There will be (should be) music. Canalside Beer Garden.

The Fountain Inn used to be run by the Tipton Slasher who was a champion bare knuckle fighter many years ago. It's a gem of a Black Country pub. Canalside Beer Garden.

The Pie Factory is famous for its Desperate Dan pies although I'm not sure we'll have time. Serves Lump Hammer. Decor is very unique. Should have live music on.

Hope you can make it. All welcome. Look forward to seeing you there.


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  • Seeyam

    Hi Pete,
    I don't know the area at all but I've charted the route on Google map and it seems like the pub crawl will be doubling back on itself. Moreover, the last pub visited is the one furthest away from the train station. Again I stress I don't know the geography nor the pubs to understand the strategy behind the route. Here a link:-

    June 15, 2013

    • Seeyam

      I really like pub crawls that are planned like this :)

      June 15, 2013

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