Can you help a local group with a quiet pub venue?

Some time ago I posted here advertising meetings of the Lichfield, Walsall and South Staffordshire Humanists, which have generally been held on the third Wednesday of every quarter, up to now at the Boatman’s Rest pub in Walsall Wood.

I love the Humanist stance – there’s absolutely nothing wrong with questioning all we believe. Image from Humanists UK.

The group are a philosophy discussion group and are actually rather wonderful (see below for details).

Following the pub converting the space they used into a restaurant, the group currently have no venue for their Wednesday, July 17th meeting and are looking for a quiet pub with maybe a room they can use free (but of course, they’d be buying beer and snacks – philosophy is heavy work requiring much nourishment).

Somewhere in the Walsall – Brownhills area would be absolutely ideal. Can you help?

Old pal of the blog Charles Street said:

Hi Bob,

Would you be kind kind enough to put the following on your blog, as we don’t want anyone turning up at The Boatman’s Rest for the July meeting.

Please see the message below from our local co-ordinator. The Boatmans Rest has converted the meeting area that we were using to a new restaurant. So as per below, Lichfield Walsall and South Staffs humanist group will be venue-less for the July meeting. As soon as I get any news I will update you.



You may recall at the last meeting that our current venue was thinking of converting the room we use into a restaurant. This has now happened and so at the time of writing we are venueless for July. We are investigating venues, but if anyone knows of a pub (or similar location) in Walsall that would be happy to allow us to meet for a quiet chat/meeting in a quiet room midweek at no charge (very important) other than purchases we might make (hence pub) let us know.

Now I’m sure there must be a local pub that’s quiet of a Wednesday or has a backroom that would be open to these thirsty theorists once a quarter? If you can help, please do get in touch by commenting here or mailing me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.

Old pal of the blog, Charles Street let me know about the group and meeting schedule a couple of months ago – and the fact that’s it’s completely free to attend.

If you’re interested in philosophy, the nature of what we believe and accept, this could be a great evening with like minded people.

Charles said:

Hi Bob

I wonder if you’d be kind enough to give a mention to our Humanist group on your blog?

I’m a member of Humanists UK, and also a member of the local Humanist group (LWASS – Lichfield Walsall and South Staffs) Humanists –  we hold a meeting every quarter for those interested in Humanism, Atheism, Secularism and related subject areas.

We meet on the 3rd Wednesday every quarter – January April July and October at 7:45pm-ish until 9:45pm-ish for those interested in Humanism and related matters.

The next meeting will be on Wednesday July 17, 2019 – but is currently without a venue.

At the moment there are around a dozen of us that meet up and have a general chat about Humanism – we’re looking for new people to come and add to the discussion.

P.S. there is no membership fee – anyone that’s interested just come and join in. We have a diverse range of members, and from all colours of the political spectrum. – If you’re interested come and say hello – we are really nice people!!

Our local website is:   If you’d like to know more about Humanism in general, have a look at the Humanists website

Regards Chas

The Humanists have a whole bunch of stuff going on and their website above is worth a look: I’ve always been a big fan of Birmingham Sceptics in the Pub who post some very interesting, thought provoking stuff on social media.

Tell me more: Comment here, mail me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com or tug my coat on the antisocial media.

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4 Responses to Can you help a local group with a quiet pub venue?

  1. alvin cox says:

    how about the Brickmakers salters rd walsall wood ??

  2. andyropes7 says:

    Walsall Wood FC have a function room that is due to have a face lift but the group I’m sure would be welcomed if they wished

    • BrownhillsBob says:

      Thank you Andy

      • Lionel Grant says:

        Hi Bob, I am hoping you can help me. My mother is the first cousin of Patricia link and I’m trying to get in contact with the family. We live in Australia and we are visiting the UK in October. Would you kindly send me an email on so I can ask you for your help on a non-public forum. Thank you, Lionel.

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