We'll be in Birmingham next month to go to a gig at the Town Hall, and are making a mini-break out of it, stopping for three nights. I've done a bit of research, and am thinking of the Premier Inn or Wetherspoons' Briar Rose as hotels - decent price and handy for both the Town Hall and New Street Station.
Also, I know there are things to keep us busy - the Staffordshire Hoard, the Planetarium, the canal.
But does anyone else have recommendations for hotels, attractions and places to eat? (Guilbert53, if you're here, I've already noted the useful city centre walks you supplied in April - ta!)
Another thing. I worked for a short time in the Midlands many, many years ago - so long ago that it was before the current boom in micro-breweries. But I was beguiled even then by the lovely beers of the area. Happy memories of Doris Pardoe's Old Swan Ale, and others! In what hostelries would I be able to reassure myself that the craft is still in rude health?
JohnEdited: 27 May 2012, 20:45