Alvechurch Country Pub Walk

  • October 19, 2013 · 9:30 AM

Countryside Pub Crawl On Foot

We will meet at Birmingham New Street Station to catch an Alvechurch bound train, from where we will then follow a guided walk for a total of around 8 miles over scenic local rolling countryside visiting 4 or 5 excellent local watering holes (each with a range of traditional ales, and some ciders) and with light meal opportunities along the way.

Hiking boots, waterproofs and day-sacks are recommended for this event. Also bring a torch, as we will complete the final part of the walk along canal towpath near twilight.

This event is a must for any lovers of traditional country pubs. We will have time for a drink or more in every pub, possibly sampling 2-3 half pint glasses.

This was a very popular event when run in October 2012, this time we have a different route and different pubs.

Those who live in North Worcestershire may wish to meet us at Alvechurch, though don't be late as we will not hang around for stragglers at any point during the day. Do not drink and drive to this event.

Provisional Itinerary

Meet 09:30 New Street Station

Catch 09:43 Train to Alvechurch

Crown Inn, Alvechurch[masked]

Weighbridge Inn, Withybed Green[masked] (light lunch)

Coach & Horses, Weatheroak[masked] (food available)

Peacock, Forhill[masked] (food available)

Arrive back at Alvechurch pubs 1800

Catch train back to Birmingham

Each pub is open all day from 11am, except the Weighbridge (12-3 and 7-11). We are also considering whether to visit the Barnt Green Inn, but won't do so if Barnt Green station is closed.

Transport alternatives from Birmingham

Trains New Street to Alvechurch[masked] and[masked]

146-Buses Smallbrook Queensway[masked] and[masked]

We are running this event in conjunction with another MEETUP group.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    already booked with another group :-)

    October 18, 2013

  • Paul W

    Host[masked]

    1 · July 31, 2013

    • Paul W

      Following a couple of queries about the meeting point, described as below

      Meet 09:30 New Street Station

      Catch 09:43 Train to Alvechurch

      Crown Inn, Alvechurch[masked]

      It seems easiest if we meet on the railway platform itself, I don't which platform number off-hand.

      The train journey to Alvechurch takes 33 minutes, so we have some enjoyable walking prior to meeting at the Crown. Please do not miss the train, but if you do, please do not pull out of the event. Just catch the same train 30 minutes later, and when getting off at Alvechurch, turn left along the road, then right along the canal and keep going for 10 minutes to the second pub at a bridge.

      October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, I am going to be a part-timer but am still attending. Where abouts in New Street are we meeting? (although if we are all in waterproofs it may be fairly obvious). Tash

    October 18, 2013

    • Paul W

      on the platform!

      October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    already booked with another group :-)

    September 6, 2013

    • Paul W

      thats great... we're happy for members to be on both lists!

      September 21, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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