I’ve had a great message from Jane Taylor, the landlady of the reinvigorated Swan pub in Pelsall Road, Brownhills. It’s a cracking house and has won favour from all I’ve known who’ve visited – expert ale arse The Stymaster loves it, and I had a great evening there a few weeks ago. Please do pop in, it’s a great night and the beer and atmosphere are wonderful.
Happy New Year.
Just thought I’d drop you a quick email with updates for the pub (The Swan, Brownhills). Our cask ales are doing really well. Holdens Golden Glow has sold so well that we have decided to keep it on permanently. We rotate two other real ales. We have so far used Beowulf for his Beorma and The Backyard Brewhouse for their Gold and The Hoard. Currently we have Wells Bombardier and Black Sheep Bitter. We have tried to get Bathams but they don’t appear to sell outside of their own pubs which seems a pity as I’ve heard its really good.
Anyway, Christmas went really well considering the recession and New Years Eve was a challenge. We made it ‘tickets only’ at £10 each which included the first drink and a cold buffet. It seems a lot of people don’t think they should pay to use their local which is a shame. We did, however, sell nearly 40+ tickets and had a great night. Many of those that bought tickets were customers from our previous pub (The Prince of Wales). They had no issue with it being tickets only thankfully.
Having only had 9 weeks to prepare for the festivities everything was a bit rushed but we’re not really into the disco/karoake scene anyway. I don’t think we’re alone on this. We aim for a ‘get together with family and friends evening’ where you can talk without having to shout above loud music. Anyway it turned out well in the end and we got to bed at 03.30 to get up again at 08.30 to start all over again. We need more customers (who doesn’t?) so any help from yourself via your blogs would be much appreciated.