The Plough and Harrow, Catshill - pub details
Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 17804) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
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|Just spotted baggydaves reference to Walkabout. You dirty old man!!! Actually you can get a DVD of it on Amazon. I did.|
Tancred - 13 Nov 2011 08:25
|When this was originally made over in the late 80's/early 90's it was actually quite good - good landlord, staff, beer and food.|
I have been there is the last year and was uncomfortable. The bar area was very "cliquey" - the locals hogged the bar and seemed unaware that other people wanted to get served. I literally had to (politely) ask them to move twice. If I wasn't a big guy I think they would have just turned their backs.
One barmaid was helpful, another in a teenage hormonal daze. We did eat there and it was OK but I wouldn't do it again - too many other places to go.
Tancred1 - 11 Feb 2010 14:50
|Surprised that no one in the Bromsgrove area seems bothered to rate pubs. I can't score this one, not having been there for over ten years. The last time I went there it was a rather formulaic place, with a bolt on restaurant. The nearby M42 making a right racket.|
But scroll back to the late 70s, Catshill is where I started my illegal teenage drinking and this place was my fave. Very much a locals place then, used to buy Gaymers Old English, from the two pint bottle, for 35 p a pint (beer was sub 30 pence), and top it up with a roll for around 30p. It was run by a middle age couple, he had been involved in entertaining the troops in WWII, there was a large cartoon with him parashooting in with his piano. They were the Tromans, and there was also another Troman, the spellings weren't the same, who had taught as my old school, Waseley. Some of you may remember him, as he used to show films at school, including Walkabout (what memories!)
baggydave - 4 Dec 2006 13:19