Surprising news has reached me that the Shire Oak Pub, landmark at the southern tip of Brownhills, has closed less than twelve months after an extensive refurbishment.
It’s not clear what’s happened at the once popular pub, but it’s been shut since yesterday (Monday, 22nd August 2016) and rumours suggest the pub has been handed back to the owners, Punch Taverns.
There had been some disquiet locally as the establishment, which reopened after a costly revamp in November 2015, had received middling reviews for food and service, and had met with some criticism.
Hopefully the pub will reopen soon with new management and a positive outlook for the future. I’ll post more information when I get it.