Don’t grumble – just whistle! Brownhills gains a great new micropub

A great new social venue right at the top of Brownhills High Street! Image from Colin Cragg.

I’m pleased to announce to readers that, as many of you will already know, Brownhills High Street is set to get it’s first micropub – The Jiggers Whistle when it opens later this month in the old Starlight Photography/EE Jones store near the miner island, overseen by the Tin Mon himself!

This small, intimate bar will serve craft ales and lagers, plus all the usual wines, spirits and soft drinks; there will also be traditional pub games with darts and.pool on offer.

The owners of the new venture, Colin and Theresa Cragg said:

Hi everyone,

Our opening day/night at The Jiggers Whistle in Brownhills High Street will be on Friday 17th of November 2017, 12 noon until 10.30pm.

Regular Opening times will be 12 noon until 10.30pm. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday. Friday, Saturday 12 noon until 11pm. Tuesday CLOSED.

If you want to keep up with the latest news, follow The Jiggers Whistle Facebook page here for more information.

Hope to see you all soon.

Colin & Teresa

Images from old friend of the blog David Hodgkinson and Colin Cragg.

I contacted Colin to ask about the new pub, which follows the success of many similar small pub-bars in retail areas in towns across the UK – Locally we have The Whippet in Lichfield, The Turtles Head in Aldridge, and all have been highly praised.

I asked Colin what The Jiggers Whistle was all about.

Thank you I’ve been living in Brownhills for around 6 years now and love the history surrounding Brownhills and the Miners.

I’m glad locals are happy with the idea of The Jiggers Whistle -I’ve had a few good comments also from passers by while I’ve been working on the building.

I’m no big buisness man or anything like that I just want to bring something different to Brownhills which I have grown to love, and the place is named after the Miner Sculpture and the story behind it of Jack ‘Jigger’ Taylor.

I will be displaying old prints of Brownhills and surroundings on the pub walls too like old Anchor Bridge, St. James c]Church and so on.

Brownhills High Street has been crying out for some new blood and ideas, and I think this micropub is an excellent idea we can all get behind – and there aren’t too many decent real ale venues in the locality, so another is always welcome.

I wish Colin and Teresa all the best in their new venture, and look forward to sampling a pint or two in a spanking new venue!

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12 Responses to Don’t grumble – just whistle! Brownhills gains a great new micropub

  1. tkevcro says:

    They got the direction to the car park wrong!

  2. George says:


  3. Ade Reid says:

    What a fantastic idea.Nice to see some new ventures coming into Brownhills.I wish them all the best.Will call in and sample a few on my way back to Stafford from visiting the folks in Norton canes

  4. thejiggerswhistle says:

    Our open day/night will be on the 17th of November 12 noon til 10.30 p.m thank you.

  5. Emma Phillips says:

    Not forgetting Sankey’s Tap House Micropub in Burntwood

    Where Colin Cragg got his inspiration from x

  6. Paul rattenberry says:

    Wine by the bottle I hope and how much

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