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Black Country Bus Crawl - July 6th proposed itinerary

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Theydon_Bois
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beers 12865 º places 853 º 03:18 Fri 5/31/2013

Ok folks - lets leave the original thread now and focus on the itinerary at just 5 weeks away.

Iíve ran the provisional below past our driver. He seems fairly comfortable with this and there ímayí be scope to squeeze another venue in although I think thereís plenty to go at below.

Iíve focussed on some of the newer microís that we donít see down south so much allied to some old favourites, although Iíve pencilled in more time in the ínewerí places as we tend to get the likes of Holdens and Sarah Hughes at fests down here.

Remember - we canít hit everywhere or spend oodles of time everywhere on an 8 hour crawl!

Room for tweaks and possibly another venue but hereís what I have so far ...

1.) Great Western, Wolverhampton (Holdens) 11.25 - 12.00
http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp?PlaceID=16078
http://www.holdensbrewery.co.uk/index.asp?loc=findus

2.) Beacon Hotel, Sedgely (Sarah Hughes) 12.15 - 12.45
http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp?PlaceID=11743
http://www.sarahhughesbrewery.co.uk/

3.) Jolly Crispin, Gornal (Fownes) 12.50 - 14.00 (LUNCH STOP?)
http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp?PlaceID=16691
http://thejollycrispin.co.uk/

4.) Duke William, Stourbridge(Craddocks) 14.20 - 15.20
http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp?PlaceID=21204

5.) Windsor Castle, Lye (Sadlers) 15.25 - 16.25
http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp?PlaceID=11566
http://www.sadlersales.co.uk/index.php/pubswindsor

6.) Waggon & Horses, Halesowen (Free) 16.35 - 17.50 (Buffet?)
http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp?PlaceID=8441
http://waggonales.co.uk/

7.) Cotteridge Wines (bottle shop) 18.15 - 18.40 refreshments for the train home !?!
http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp?PlaceID=26734
http://cotteridgewines.com/

8.) Wellington, Birmingham City Centre (Free/Black Country Ales) 19.05 - 19.50 (for the train sarf or stay as long as you want obviously!)
http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp?PlaceID=3789
http://www.thewellingtonrealale.co.uk/

Also Rich has suggested a buffet at the Waggon at £6 a head. Optional of course but Iím definately game for soaking up some ale with cheese and meats!

Cheers,

Colin

 
Leighton
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beers 14332 º places 726 º 03:40 Fri 5/31/2013

Cotteridge Wines is going to get cleaned out.

 
Leighton
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beers 14332 º places 726 º 03:40 Fri 5/31/2013

Also, thanks for all your efforts, Colin.

 
chriso
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beers 7497 º places 464 º 03:43 Fri 5/31/2013

That looks good. I think trying squeeze in anywhere else would be pushing it a bit. Getting 20 people served is going to take a fair while in itself and we donít really want to spend most of the time at a particular pub waiting to be served and then necking the beer to get back on the bus.

 
SarkyNorthener
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beers 3066 º places 111 º 03:45 Fri 5/31/2013

Sounds good, and the travel times seem about right for a weekend.

 
RichTheVillan
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beers 4658 º places 66 º 03:55 Fri 5/31/2013

Iím going to say 3 people for the buffet, if anyone wants the buffet then say here. We will see what the overall consensus is. Then I can get it booked with the Waggon.

Rich

 
SarkyNorthener
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beers 3066 º places 111 º 04:11 Fri 5/31/2013

+1

 
Theydon_Bois
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beers 12865 º places 853 º 04:54 Fri 5/31/2013

Mini Update ...



Iíve been in touch with Cotteridge Wines and suggested a small tasting event with snacks etc for our visit.



They have kindly agreed and will be laying on some beers and nibbles.



I will look to tweak the final schedule to allow for a good 45 minutes or so at Cotteridge Wines.

 
harrisoni
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beers 15314 º places 27 º 04:58 Fri 5/31/2013

I have a train ticket departing from Wolverhampton as agreed on other thread I take it that train the 19.xx stops Bham New Street for us to get on?

 
Theydon_Bois
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beers 12865 º places 853 º 05:04 Fri 5/31/2013

Originally posted by harrisoni
I have a train ticket departing from Wolverhampton as agreed on other thread I take it that train the 19.xx stops Bham New Street for us to get on?


Yeah - no panic

1945 from Wolves will be 20.00/20.05 ex New St

I will double check this nearer the time in case thereís engineering works, but this should be the case.

 
Theydon_Bois
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beers 12865 º places 853 º 05:10 Fri 5/31/2013

Yeah - just checked 20.10 departure from New Street showing for July 6th.