It’s been a long time in the coming, but The Swan pub on the Pelsall Road in Brownhills will be opening again for business this Saturday, 29th October 2011. This is great news, and it has taken a while, but it’s excellent to see that new landlords Geoff & Jane have finally pulled through and saved a great community boozer. You can check their current progress over on their Facebook page for the pub.
Real ale aficionado and pub reviewer The Stymaster from over at the Pigblog has written a splendid report on this, to which I can add nothing. It’s a great article, and it’s good to hear the Roberts Brewery original window glass has been preserved. I look forward to reading the opening review from the porcine pub-goer in due course – and will obviously pop in myself at some point. Pubs are at the heart of the community, yet have been getting a very bad deal lately. We need to support and cherish these great British institutions before we lose them forever.
I wish Geoff & Jane all the best. It’s a lovely little pub with a proud history and deserves a caring, community-spirited landlord to breathe new life into this formerly humming social hub. If Jane & Geoff are reading this, please drop me a line when you get five, and I’ll promote any events, offers or anything else you would like Brownhills to know about.
Best of luck guys, and nice work. It seems to have been a Herculean effort.