Birmingham beer lovers, your Christmas has come early as Joule’s Brewery has just opened their flagship tap house in the area.
The Boldmere Tap in Sutton Coldfield, formally known as the Boldmere Oak, has been carefully restored, which is nice to hear as the pub needed a bit of love. It will serve a number of the brewery’s ales which are already incredibly popular in the city, including Joule’s Pale Ale, Blonde and Slumbering Monk, plus some seasonal offerings. The pub will also be offering home cooked food using fresh locally sourced produce and I hear the Sunday Roasts will be worth heading down to check out.
The tap house on Boldmere Road (and within stumbling distance from Chester Road station) is themed around an Old Curiosity Shop, with a display of historic beer bottles, which will no doubt pique the interest of beer geeks as much as the ales. It’ll also retain a friendly, village feel or as their marketing person put it “a pure ‘real ale’ pub, a bit old fashioned, but in a really good way – just our kind of pub”. As someone who used to live nearby, I’m pretty pleased to hear the pub has had a new lease of life!