Brum Tours Presents Birmingham Walking Tour: “BrumPubs” With David Glenwright.
The pub has always held a special place in the centre of every British community, and this is especially true in Birmingham, where at one point there was a pub for every 183 people. “BrumPubs” will take you back to the time that the Pub was the most important place in the community and you will have the chance to sample some of Birminghams world famous ales.
Meeting at The Old Crown on Deritend High Street. On arrival, you are welcome to have a drink and relax in area set aside exclusively for BrumTours. On arrival, you will be given the tour introduction. At this stage, whilst sampling your first and second local ales you will find out about the history of the Public house and their importance. The Old Crown itself dates back to 1368 and has many stories to tell. From here, you head out on the walking element of the tour. This will last between 45 minutes to an hour and you will see various inns and pubs that go back through the eras. You will be told of famous stories, why the designed the way they were and how they become central to society. We will then lead you back to the Old Crown, where you will handed your third local ale. The finish, your fourth and final ale will be handed to you before David concludes the talk and answer and question that guest may have.
This lovingly-orchestrated tour tells the story of pubs and brewing in Birmingham at the turn of the 20th Century. This fascinating period in history saw the landscape of Birmingham change and evolve both literally and socially alongside the pub, which retained their place at the very heart of the communities that grew out from them.
“BrumPubs” is ideal for a night out with friends or family, corporate nights out with a difference, birthdays, anniversaries and many more.
This tour has been cherry-picked for the role that it plays in telling the story of Birmingham’s pub heritage. Inns have stood on these sites since the 17th century, and behind the door there awaits another part to the story – the people of Birmingham and the communities they belonged to.
This tour is led by our very own master, David Glenwright. Having worked with CAMRA (The Campaign For Real Ale) for many years and a historian, David has the knowledge, the passion and the enthusiasm of no other.
Tour conducted by David Glenwright:
- Introduction Talk.
- Speciality Ale Number 1 (non alcoholic is also available).
- Speciality Ale Number 2 (non alcoholic is also available).
- Walking Tour.
- Speciality Ale Number 3 (non alcoholic is also available).
- Speciality Ale Number 4 (non alcoholic is also available).
- Q&A with David Glenwright.
Q: What Time Does The Tour Begin?
A: All guests should arrive by 6:45pm for a 7:00pm start.
Q: What Time Does The Tour End?
A: This very much depends on the number of questions that are asked. We aim to finish by 10:00pm but this can be later. Should you wish to leave to catch trains, buses then please feel free to leave at your convenience.
Q: Where do we meet?
A: We meet at The Old Crown, High St, Birmingham B12 0LD
Q: Is my registration/ticket transferable?
A: Tickets are non refundable and non transferable. This is because as a business, we have costs that need to be paid regardless of “no shows”. We understand that this can cause upset but we hope you understand.
Q: What drinks do guests enjoy?
A: Guests will enjoy speciality ales of the local area for which Birmingham became known. Guests will receive a 4 x half pints included in the ticket price.