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GO: Pre-Christmas Drinks

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  • Pre-Christmas Drinks

    Those abominable Christmas Markets will finally be going for another year, so you can all safely come out to play.... This is a sociable early evening get together, not a late one. After all, we don't want to be feeling ill over our Christmas Goose, do we?

    Many places are actually shut after 7pm on Christmas Eve, so we are opting to hold our final pre-christmas meetup on December 23rd instead

    There is no specific hosting arrangement on this occasion, but the usual faces will be there, and any newer members should find us easily.


    People may decide on the night to venture somewhere else at around 23:30, as the pubs go quiet and the nightspots awaken.

    So hey, come along!

    Confirmed Venue

    Now confirmed, we will meet in the city centre in a venue of suitable size for our expected attendance, which can be a challenge this close to Christmas!

    Last year we met at the GUNMAKERS ARMS, 93 Bath St, City Centre, Birmingham B4 6HG, which is located next to the Salvation Army building opposite Birmingham Children's Hospital

    This venue was very welcoming so we believe it suitable again for the occasion. since most venues promise to be too crowded to host us. It is a recently refurbished traditional bar which boasts a range of ales from a local micro-brewery. Location: The Orange Arrow marks the spot:,+Birmingham,+B_4&searchp=ids.srf&mapp=map.srf

    From the city centre, walk the length of corporation street (from new street area) or the length of steelhouse lane (from colmore row area), in each case reaching the police station and children's hospital, which need to be circumnavigated to reach the A38/Queensway.

    On the map link there is a short subway tunnel marked between the "St" and the "Chads" of St Chads, which emerges directly by the Gunmakers Arms. Alternatively the only other sensible way to cross the main A38 dual carriageway on foot is at Lancaster Circus roundabout, either under or over.

    By bus there are several buses northbound from the city which stop at the end of Price Street, one minute walk from the venue. There is parking opposite the pub, but we aren't going to drink and drive are we?

    Emergency contact (at around 8pm):

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  • Daniella D

    Should be good again this year

    November 28

  • Gilly

    The Christmas Market is thee until 29 Dec

    November 19

    • Paul W

      yes i've heard the depressing rumour lol

      1 · November 19

  • Gill

    If anyone is wanting to stop in the city I have found rooms at the travelodges in city centre for under £30.. with 15% off fridays code that can be used for a few more days which is on their website

    1 · October 26

    • Phillip C.

      Going to try for one of these. Cheaper than a taxi for me.

      October 26

    • Phillip C.

      Booked a room what a bargain. Thanks for the info Gill.

      October 27

  • Gill

    I booked yday for £25.50..bargain..use the code friday15

    1 · October 26

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