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Mad Raschic Ken
25-01-2017, 06:55 AM
Pre-match curry. Love West Brom away.

Shipsisourking
26-01-2017, 03:43 PM
Pre-match curry. Love West Brom away.

Where's do you go? We live so close I may take the boys along for one before the game as well.

Kirby
26-01-2017, 04:35 PM
Where's do you go? We live so close I may take the boys along for one before the game as well.

I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark here, but I bet he's talking about the Vine.

I've never been but every time we play them everyone raves about it. Walking distance to the ground as well.

Oli28
26-01-2017, 04:40 PM
I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark here, but I bet he's talking about the Vine.

I've never been but every time we play them everyone raves about it. Walking distance to the ground as well.
It's ok but always rammed and takes a while to get a drink. Not much of a drink selection either but it does do nice food.

Kirby
26-01-2017, 05:07 PM
It's ok but always rammed and takes a while to get a drink. Not much of a drink selection either but it does do nice food.

That's half the reason I've avoided it the past two seasons. Can't be bothered queuing an age for a drink when there are hundreds of half-empty pubs just 20 mins away around New Street and Moor Street.

Shipsisourking
26-01-2017, 05:11 PM
I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark here, but I bet he's talking about the Vine.

I've never been but every time we play them everyone raves about it. Walking distance to the ground as well.


Thanks for that, it'll beat a shitty Mac D's

orp pisshead1
27-01-2017, 05:50 AM
That's half the reason I've avoided it the past two seasons. Can't be bothered queuing an age for a drink when there are hundreds of half-empty pubs just 20 mins away around New Street and Moor Street.

Don't think the Vine is that bad re queuing for drinks. We used to go to my family local the Barleycorn over in bearwood but it's now sadly shut. Thinking of doing the barge(liecenced) from town but got a Baggies uncle and probably cousins going so plans might change. Going home tomorrow and I'll ask my cousin who like a real ale or twenty what decent pubs are worth visiting and post up Saturday or Sunday :p.

old git
27-01-2017, 08:17 AM
There is a decent pub next to snow hill station.We have had a few there before getting the metro up to the hawthorns.
Edit - the pub is called the old contemptibles

ForzaPalace
27-01-2017, 10:21 AM
There is a decent pub next to snow hill station.We have had a few there before getting the metro up to the hawthorns.
Edit - the pub is called the old contemptibles

What's the metro? A tram?

old git
27-01-2017, 10:33 AM
What's the metro? A tram?

Possibly, I was pretty pissed last year as it was a five thirty kick off.

Kirby
27-01-2017, 10:55 AM
Yeah that 5.30 KO ruined us too.

Started drinking on the 10.10 out of London and spent the whole day in Birmingham pubs before making a last minute dash to the ground.

(I was very glad for the alcohol after 30 mins of the game)

old git
27-01-2017, 11:43 AM
Yeah that 5.30 KO ruined us too.

Started drinking on the 10.10 out of London and spent the whole day in Birmingham pubs before making a last minute dash to the ground.

(I was very glad for the alcohol after 30 mins of the game)

Another good day out ruined by the football.:D

doogleboy
27-01-2017, 12:46 PM
There is a decent pub next to snow hill station.We have had a few there before getting the metro up to the hawthorns.
Edit - the pub is called the old contemptibles

was in there last year before the 5.30 game. great little pub

orp pisshead1
27-01-2017, 03:54 PM
There is a decent pub next to snow hill station.We have had a few there before getting the metro up to the hawthorns.
Edit - the pub is called the old contemptibles

Is that the one down the side street on the right hand side, quite a big old place?.

orp pisshead1
27-01-2017, 03:55 PM
What's the metro? A tram?

Yes:p

orp pisshead1
27-01-2017, 03:56 PM
Yeah that 5.30 KO ruined us too.

Started drinking on the 10.10 out of London and spent the whole day in Birmingham pubs before making a last minute dash to the ground.

(I was very glad for the alcohol after 30 mins of the game)

We almost went back to the vine at ht:D.

orp pisshead1
27-01-2017, 03:57 PM
Another good day out ruined by the football.:D

Exactly how we see it:p

doogleboy
27-01-2017, 03:58 PM
Is that the one down the side street on the right hand side, quite a big old place?.

thats the one.

orp pisshead1
27-01-2017, 04:02 PM
thats the one.

Thought so cheers:p, Few years ago it was quite funny seeing a biggish mob of Palace waiting for it to open:D. No idea what year coz if not meeting family up there before game then normally quite smashed.

RobertCPFC
27-01-2017, 04:51 PM
Another good day out ruined by the football.:D

You could have said that about most away games in 2016.

Mad Raschic Ken
28-01-2017, 06:55 AM
Where's do you go? We live so close I may take the boys along for one before the game as well.

We go to the Vine.

Mad Raschic Ken
28-01-2017, 06:59 AM
Don't think the Vine is that bad re queuing for drinks. We used to go to my family local the Barleycorn over in bearwood but it's now sadly shut. Thinking of doing the barge(liecenced) from town but got a Baggies uncle and probably cousins going so plans might change. Going home tomorrow and I'll ask my cousin who like a real ale or twenty what decent pubs are worth visiting and post up Saturday or Sunday :p.


No. They have loads of staff on and you get served pretty quickly in my experience even though it's packed. It's certainly the case that you need to get there early for a table, but the food is good.

Gazza2
28-01-2017, 06:14 PM
Same as usual which is The Square Peg (big Wetherspoons) in Corporation St, Brum. Less than 5 mins walk to Snow Hill from where just 6 minute journey to The Hawthorns.

orp pisshead1
30-01-2017, 01:36 AM
Same as usual which is The Square Peg (big Wetherspoons) in Corporation St, Brum. Less than 5 mins walk to Snow Hill from where just 6 minute journey to The Hawthorns.

As spoons go it's a good one but word of caution go in 2/3's or they'll stop you going in.

Shipsisourking
30-01-2017, 02:38 AM
We go to the Vine.


Cheers, I've had a peek online and it looks great. We will head there for sure.

newish eagle
30-01-2017, 06:46 PM
Vine was superb last season, excellent curry .....then the match started and the day went downhill

Nth Kent Eagle
30-01-2017, 07:40 PM
There is a decent pub next to snow hill station.We have had a few there before getting the metro up to the hawthorns.
Edit - the pub is called the old contemptibles

Yes it's a good pub. It's where the soldiers gathered in 1914 on the way to the front. Had a quick beer on the way back two seasons ago.

Nth Kent Eagle
30-01-2017, 07:41 PM
Quick bit of advice re the Vine. If you're getting old like me and had a few pigs ears have a comfort break before you leave as the ground is quite a walk.

Malaga Eagle
30-01-2017, 08:38 PM
Quick bit of advice re the Vine. If you're getting old like me and had a few pigs ears have a comfort break before you leave as the ground is quite a walk.

The Vine is great, dunno about the long walk, maybe eat more drink less lol!

Big Al
30-01-2017, 09:22 PM
The Vine - Truly truly awful place.

old git
30-01-2017, 09:35 PM
The Vine - Truly truly awful place.

Thank god for that.I thought I must be the only one with that opinion.:p

Langers
30-01-2017, 09:40 PM
It's ok but always rammed and takes a while to get a drink. Not much of a drink selection either but it does do nice food.

Just go out the back and there's another bar (more of a hatch) - no queue

Gazza2
31-01-2017, 01:11 AM
Each to their own but IMHO The Vine is terrible. Good choice of pubs in centre of Birmingham and now the tram has been extended with a stop called Grand Central which is right outside New St train station. Tram from there to The Hawthorns takes 15 minutes and costs about a fiver return.
Trams back after the game leave The Hawthorns every 8 minutes

Kirby
01-02-2017, 02:07 AM
Just booked into a Wetherspoons Hotel on the Friday night.

Should be interesting.

NYEagle
01-02-2017, 01:36 PM
Each to their own but IMHO The Vine is terrible. Good choice of pubs in centre of Birmingham and now the tram has been extended with a stop called Grand Central which is right outside New St train station. Tram from there to The Hawthorns takes 15 minutes and costs about a fiver return.
Trams back after the game leave The Hawthorns every 8 minutes

Can you pay cash on the trams or do I need an Oyster card (or similar)?

I have booked a hotel near New Street for the Saturday night and was going to get a train to the ground, but the tram seems a better way.

orp pisshead1
01-02-2017, 04:01 PM
The Vine - Truly truly awful place.

So why is it a truly awful place?

orp pisshead1
01-02-2017, 04:03 PM
Can you pay cash on the trams or do I need an Oyster card (or similar)?

I have booked a hotel near New Street for the Saturday night and was going to get a train to the ground, but the tram seems a better way.

Iircc there's ticket machines at the station. Yes tram is way better and go from the new tram stop by new street.

Palacemad2002
08-02-2017, 08:57 AM
I always head to The Wellington on Newhall Street just up from New Street station. Tons of real ales and ciders to choose from and all are very well kept. It always has a busy mix of fans heading to games across the midlands but you never seem to get any wankers in there making for a friendly enough atmosphere. Whats more, the entrance to The Old Joint Stock (grand old fullers pub) is in the smoking area out the back. Its literally 2 steps to the next pub for one last pint before the 5 minute stroll to Snow Hill tram stop, perfect!

ebyeeckeagle
08-02-2017, 09:23 PM
Just booked into a Wetherspoons Hotel on the Friday night.

Should be interesting.

Blimey. Literally don't know anyone who has ever stayed in a Spoons hotel! Interesting indeed.

Kirby
08-02-2017, 10:56 PM
Blimey. Literally don't know anyone who has ever stayed in a Spoons hotel! Interesting indeed.

Worryingly it was cheaper than the Travelodge we stayed in last time.

On the plus side it's right above the pub, so the commute between bed and bar on the Saturday morning should be around 30 seconds :supergrin:

Dom the Eagle
13-02-2017, 02:30 PM
The Vine is typically five deep at the Bar. I wholly recommend drinking in Brum city centre and jumping on the train at 1430.

King William
13-02-2017, 08:50 PM
Went to a real ale pub in the jewellery quarter on the tram route previously

Good quality beer and not busy. Old Roman baths type place

FourtyTwo
15-02-2017, 06:18 PM
Taking my Dad along who loves Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby, so we're heading to the Beacon Hotel in Dudley pre match. A fair drive away though!

elliott
15-02-2017, 06:56 PM
So why is it a truly awful place?


It might not be much fun on match day any more, but I'll go up 5/6 times a year normally, and couldn't have a bad word said about it.

stevek
16-02-2017, 09:31 AM
Just booked into a Wetherspoons Hotel on the Friday night.

Should be interesting.

How much was it? I've not booked my accommodation for this trip yet.

SJ'sLoveMonkey
16-02-2017, 02:28 PM
Taking my Dad along who loves Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby, so we're heading to the Beacon Hotel in Dudley pre match. A fair drive away though!

Superb pint

HOVE EAGLE
16-02-2017, 08:00 PM
Taking my Dad along who loves Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby, so we're heading to the Beacon Hotel in Dudley pre match. A fair drive away though!

I'm in brum early so may consider a trip to Dudley on the tram
Loads of great pubs in Birmingham
The post office is the place I like

Kirby
16-02-2017, 10:50 PM
How much was it? I've not booked my accommodation for this trip yet.

55 for a twin room. 5 min walk from both New St and Moor St.

orp pisshead1
17-02-2017, 06:14 AM
It might not be much fun on match day any more, but I'll go up 5/6 times a year normally, and couldn't have a bad word said about it.

Exactly :p

FourtyTwo
17-02-2017, 07:54 AM
I'm in brum early so may consider a trip to Dudley on the tram
Loads of great pubs in Birmingham
The post office is the place I like

It's actually classed as Sedgley, and not sure where the closest train / tram stop is, but worth a visit if you can make it work!

cpfc4evandeva
17-02-2017, 08:06 AM
It's ok but always rammed and takes a while to get a drink. Not much of a drink selection either but it does do nice food.
Pretty much. It's ok but actually massively overrated and I probably wouldn't bother going back.

Tim
17-02-2017, 08:15 AM
Went to a real ale pub in the jewellery quarter on the tram route previously

Good quality beer and not busy. Old Roman baths type place

The Lord Clifdens a great pub on Great Hampton St in the Jewellery Quarter & not too far from the ground.

New LP
17-02-2017, 09:17 AM
If you don't want to spend half hour queuing to get served before an away game probably best to avoid the really great pub that is recommended on here. Plenty of great pubs in Brum and then it's a tram ride away.w

orp pisshead1
17-02-2017, 12:03 PM
Good point New LP , if everyone goes elsewhere there won't be a que;)

Big Al
17-02-2017, 04:45 PM
Good point New LP , if everyone goes elsewhere there won't be a que;)

But it will still be a stinking hell hole

orp pisshead1
17-02-2017, 08:33 PM
But it will still be a stinking hell hole

Behave it's not :rolleyes:.

Kirby
18-02-2017, 12:16 AM
This time in two weeks I'll be experiencing my first ever Wetherspoons hotel.

Wish me luck.

ebyeeckeagle
18-02-2017, 12:35 AM
This time in two weeks I'll be experiencing my first ever Wetherspoons hotel.

Wish me luck.

We need a proper review. The pressure.

charltonhater
18-02-2017, 01:05 PM
If you don't wear colours and are in a very small group (basically 2 max) you can do a pretty decent pub crawl from Sandwell and Dudley station to the ground
There are some great pubs in West Bromwich itself but all "home fans only".

Alternatively loads of pubs in Brum centre. I usually pop into the Wellington then the Old Joint Stock

stevek
20-02-2017, 02:55 PM
55 for a twin room. 5 min walk from both New St and Moor St.

Sold out for Saturday night anyway.

So I've decided to push it and do the trip in three days - 115 miles to Warwick and 30 miles each way on match day.

Brumie Allan
28-02-2017, 08:18 AM
Metro From New St or Snow Hill to Kenrick Park one stop past The Hawthorns and walk back through housing estate to The Vine.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1659419/Screenshot%202016-02-24%2020.48.40.png

Afterwards it's as easy to walk along side the tram line back to the Hawthorns, about 15mins just follow the crowd. remember to have piss before you leave :)
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1659419/Screenshot%202016-02-24%2020.53.02.png

doogleboy
28-02-2017, 12:13 PM
Where are palace fans drinking in Birmingham?

superkev21
28-02-2017, 01:58 PM
On the side of their ground is that their academy?

orp pisshead1
28-02-2017, 02:11 PM
On the side of their ground is that their academy?

Dunno bout these days with your premiership riches but it used to be the training ground if i recall correctly .

orp pisshead1
28-02-2017, 02:13 PM
Where are palace fans drinking in Birmingham?

Page 1 post 8 :p.

SJPLDN
28-02-2017, 02:32 PM
Where are palace fans drinking in Birmingham?

or The Vine...sounds like it will be busy

ForzaPalace
02-03-2017, 02:00 PM
Will be drinking in Birmingham Broad Street with a load of Palace

doogleboy
02-03-2017, 02:11 PM
the old contemptibles it is then. great pub

Kirby
02-03-2017, 04:29 PM
Starting around Marylebone at 6pm tomorrow!

ForzaPalace
02-03-2017, 04:35 PM
There's a Bierkeller in Broad Street. That's my decision made for me.

FourtyTwo
02-03-2017, 04:43 PM
Afterwards it's as easy to walk along side the tram line back to the Hawthorns, about 15mins just follow the crowd. remember to have piss before you leave :)
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1659419/Screenshot%202016-02-24%2020.53.02.png

Is it as easy as that map though, as IIRC, the gate that lets you out that way is locked, and you are all funnelled in a south-easterly direction post match?

orp pisshead1
02-03-2017, 04:56 PM
Is it as easy as that map though, as IIRC, the gate that lets you out that way is locked, and you are all funnelled in a south-easterly direction post match?

Al's talking pub route to ground;)

FourtyTwo
02-03-2017, 05:11 PM
Al's talking pub route to ground;)

Oops - I read afterwards as being after the match. D'oh!

orp pisshead1
02-03-2017, 05:20 PM
Oops - I read afterwards as being after the match. D'oh!

:D:p

Jacko1
03-03-2017, 10:50 AM
Anybody know if there's one particular pub in the town centre near New Street station that Palace generally congregate? Cheers

orp pisshead1
03-03-2017, 11:57 AM
Anybody know if there's one particular pub in the town centre near New Street station that Palace generally congregate? Cheers

Was going to say spoons on corporation street huge pub very popular too but it has doormen Saturdays so you'd need to go in small numbers.

orp pisshead1
03-03-2017, 12:00 PM
Anybody know if there's one particular pub in the town centre near New Street station that Palace generally congregate? Cheers

City has been redeveloped and expanded quite a lot so not only more choice but possibly harder to name the pubs. But there's a pub either exit of the station too. Even I get friggin lost up there now:wallbash:.

orp pisshead1
03-03-2017, 12:07 PM
All bar one is on exit towards moor street st / tkmax, the bridge is the refurbished station pub above the platforms. You could meet there then find other pubs.

sherstonpalace
03-03-2017, 12:26 PM
Is it as easy as that map though, as IIRC, the gate that lets you out that way is locked, and you are all funnelled in a south-easterly direction post match?

Yup. That gate is ridiculous and probably an infringement of basic civil liberties. If you park just off the M5 you have to walk all the way round the ground to get back to your car.....

laggin
09-03-2017, 02:57 AM
There's a Bierkeller in Broad Street. That's my decision made for me.

shut wasn't it?