Despite Birmingham’s landlocked location, it’s still close to some of the best cosy pubs in the country. Whether you’re after a pit stop during a walk or just fancy driving out for something a little different, here are some of the best – and they’re all within closer proximity than you think!
Situated near the picturesque Earlswood Lakes, The Red Lion is the perfect pit stop after an afternoon stroll or a spot of fishing. This homely pub offers hearty pub lunches, a fantastic array of drinks and it’s not too far from the city or neighbouring towns of Solihull and Redditch either.
Just eight miles south of Birmingham city centre is The Coach & Horses, an independently run microbrewery and country pub. This family-run free house lies within four acres of Worcestershire countryside and features an open log fire, antique pine tables and even old church pews.
Situated halfway between Solihull and Warwick, The Orange Tree combines a classic British pub affair with rustic decor and stone-fired ovens. Ideal for pretty much every occasion, The Orange Tree’s impressive food compliments its bright, open pub perfectly.
Just a few minutes’ drive from The Coach & Horses is Hopwood House, a surprisingly countryside-feel pub, considering its close proximity to the M42. From the outside you wouldn’t know that this pub sits alongside a canal, and its beer garden is perfect in the summer months.
Located in the leafy Sutton Coldfield suburb of Wishaw is The Cock Inn, one of the best country pubs around the big city. A favourite with both locals and those visiting the nearby Belfry Hotel and golf course, this chic gastropub not only has a fantastic selection of drinks, including local ales, but serves up wonderful food in a relaxed setting, too.
A warm welcome awaits at The Old Hare & Hounds in Rednal, near Longbridge in Birmingham. Priding themselves on their quality Sunday roasts, live entertainment and spacious beer garden, this really is your country pub near the city.
The Boot Inn is a stylish country pub in the village of Lapworth, near Chadwick End in Solihull. Visitors to The Boot Inn can expect a right old traditional affair, with sofas, open fires and world beers.