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Birmingham Royal Ballet and The Pineapple Club create new Romeo and Juliet cocktail inspired by Romeo and Juliet season!

Birmingham Royal Ballet and The Pineapple Club create new Romeo and Juliet cocktail inspired by Romeo and Juliet season!

Fans of Birmingham Royal Ballet can enjoy a trip to a different kind of barre next month with a brand-new cocktail inspired by the Company’s Romeo and… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Danny de Reybekill 18 September

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Danny de Reybekill 18 September

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Danny de Reybekill presents 60 fabulous minutes of West Midlands music for your discerning ears,… Read more »

Thinktank Science Museum Celebrates 20th Birthday with a Free Weekend

Thinktank Science Museum Celebrates 20th Birthday with a Free Weekend

Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum is celebrating its 20th birthday with a free weekend for all the family on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October 2021. Free tickets… Read more »

The Old Crown turns 653 years old with  a free weekend of events

The Old Crown turns 653 years old with a free weekend of events

The Old Crown, built in 1368, was the only structure left intact after the Battle of Camp Hill in 1643, and during its rich history was even… Read more »

New Films 17th Sept 2021 by Mike Davies

New Films 17th Sept 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Copshop (15) As much influenced by 70s action thrillers… Read more »

Celebrate the Great British Apple at Blakesley Hall

Celebrate the Great British Apple at Blakesley Hall

Do you know your Bramleys from your Pippins? Or your Galas from your Coxs? Harvest season is here and Blakesley Hall has the perfect opportunity to discover… Read more »

Starlite Campbell Band – The Language of Curiosity Tour 2021 – The Hare and Hounds, Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Starlite Campbell Band – The Language of Curiosity Tour 2021 – The Hare and Hounds, Tuesday, October 12, 2021

‘Don’t miss them! They’re terrific live!” Music News, UK Renowned for their distinctive songwriting, onstage chemistry and electrifying live shows, European and British award nominees the Starlite… Read more »

Much loved festival and club event Hott Date returns after 2 year break

Much loved festival and club event Hott Date returns after 2 year break

Hott Date finally returns! This time at the melting pot that is Dead Wax, with a massive lineup of DJs and 12 live acts… Otherwise known as… Read more »

Silent disco Oasis v Blur Head to Head Series

Silent disco Oasis v Blur Head to Head Series

The first in our Head to Head Silent Disco Series: Oasis V Blur. TWO channels to choose from as our DJ’s go head to head. Expect all… Read more »

The Grand Hotel Birmingham’s Launch Party

The Grand Hotel Birmingham’s Launch Party

Last night VIP guests from the worlds of property, art, film, fashion and television gathered to celebrate the reopening of The Grand Hotel Birmingham. The hotel recently… Read more »

Food & Drink News

Click to view all the latest news on food and drink in Birmingham. From new bar and restaurant launches to foodie events, tasting sessions, press releases, reviews and more.
Birmingham Royal Ballet and The Pineapple Club create new Romeo and Juliet cocktail inspired by Romeo and Juliet season!

Birmingham Royal Ballet and The Pineapple Club create new Romeo and Juliet cocktail inspired by Romeo and Juliet season!

Fans of Birmingham Royal Ballet can enjoy a trip to a different kind of barre next month with a brand-new cocktail inspired by the Company’s Romeo and… Read more »

The Old Crown turns 653 years old with  a free weekend of events

The Old Crown turns 653 years old with a free weekend of events

The Old Crown, built in 1368, was the only structure left intact after the Battle of Camp Hill in 1643, and during its rich history was even… Read more »

Celebrate the Great British Apple at Blakesley Hall

Celebrate the Great British Apple at Blakesley Hall

Do you know your Bramleys from your Pippins? Or your Galas from your Coxs? Harvest season is here and Blakesley Hall has the perfect opportunity to discover… Read more »

The Grand Hotel Birmingham’s Launch Party

The Grand Hotel Birmingham’s Launch Party

Last night VIP guests from the worlds of property, art, film, fashion and television gathered to celebrate the reopening of The Grand Hotel Birmingham. The hotel recently… Read more »

Best of Brum

Click here to view all our special 'best of Brum' articles, from the best bars to the best restaurants, things to do in the city and other alternative features.
Top independent Birmingham drinks suppliers

Top independent Birmingham drinks suppliers

Two Towers Brewery Two Towers Brewery was established in 2010 inspired by well known Brum monuments The Two Towers near Edgbaston reservoir “We liked the name Two… Read more »

6 Summer Festivals in Birmingham not to miss in 2021!

6 Summer Festivals in Birmingham not to miss in 2021!

Birmingham festival goers have had a tough 2020, with most festivals cancelled or taken place online virtually due to the pandemic, but 2021, brings hope with large… Read more »

The Best Burgers in Birmingham – And a Short History of The Hamburger

The Best Burgers in Birmingham – And a Short History of The Hamburger

Birmingham’s culinary finesse has traveled a long way since Cliff Richard’s Brumburger Duet with Debbie Watling in 1973 on Take Me High – click here to watch)…. Read more »

Best Places To Go For Food and Drink in The Jewellery Quarter!

Best Places To Go For Food and Drink in The Jewellery Quarter!

The Jewellery Quarter is home to over 700 jewellers and independent retailers, with a thriving food and drink scene the district has an incredible history, from the… Read more »

The Best Street Food Places in Birmingham

The Best Street Food Places in Birmingham

Birmingham’s street food has come a long way since Alex’s Pie Stand of the city’s 60s Brumbeat era. Let’s not forget that infamous Indian street food cuisine… Read more »

The Best Indian Restaurants and Balti Houses in Birmingham

The Best Indian Restaurants and Balti Houses in Birmingham

Birmingham has its fair share of Indian Restaurants, Desi Pubs and Baltis. In fact, it’s claimed the humble Balti was invented here, or at least made popular… Read more »

Food & Drink Reviews

Click here to view all the latest food and drink reviews for Birmingham's best bars and restaurants.
The Mug House Inn & Restaurant Review

The Mug House Inn & Restaurant Review

This evening we took a stroll through Bewdley, Worcestershire’s most picturesque small town, past Georgian terraced houses and along the verdant banks of the River Severn, until… Read more »

Bodega Cantina Review 2021

Bodega Cantina Review 2021

Bodega Cantina was one of the first independent bars and restaurants to open in Birmingham city centre during the city’s cuisine renaissance. The owners, Bitters N Twisted… Read more »

The Best Indian Restaurants and Balti Houses in Birmingham

The Best Indian Restaurants and Balti Houses in Birmingham

Birmingham has its fair share of Indian Restaurants, Desi Pubs and Baltis. In fact, it’s claimed the humble Balti was invented here, or at least made popular… Read more »

Flamin’ Patties Ladypool Rd Review Sept 2020

Flamin’ Patties Ladypool Rd Review Sept 2020

Brum is home to some of the best burgers in the UK, that is a fact no one can argue with. From Original Patty Men to Indico‘s… Read more »

Grapevine Features

Amazon Studios’ Lord of the Rings production should be filmed in Birmingham UK, Tolkien’s spiritual home

Amazon Studios’ Lord of the Rings production should be filmed in Birmingham UK, Tolkien’s spiritual home

Amazon Studios’ £336m production of Lord of the Rings should be filmed in Birmingham, UK  owing to the city’s close association with Tolkien, a film expert at… Read more »

The Mug House Inn & Restaurant Review

The Mug House Inn & Restaurant Review

This evening we took a stroll through Bewdley, Worcestershire’s most picturesque small town, past Georgian terraced houses and along the verdant banks of the River Severn, until… Read more »

83 year old abseils Custard Factory for Parkinson’s UK

83 year old abseils Custard Factory for Parkinson’s UK

Daring fundraisers in Birmingham abseiled down the city’s iconic Custard Factory on 5 June, raising an incredible £11,000 for Parkinson’s UK.  Among the 26 people who took… Read more »

Bodega Cantina Review 2021

Bodega Cantina Review 2021

Bodega Cantina was one of the first independent bars and restaurants to open in Birmingham city centre during the city’s cuisine renaissance. The owners, Bitters N Twisted… Read more »