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    The Yard Of Ale ( The Tavern In The Town ) where I met me wife Cath, also and The swinging Sporron ( The Cabin ) have both closed. We had some great times in them pubs in the 70's.




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    That's a shame, up until a few years ago my mate was running the Yard of Ale, it always did well, do you know why it's closed?
    I'm ok... it's everybody else that's the problem :D

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    Hi,
    This explains it. I think there was also talk of an Indian restaurant.

    http://www.birminghampost.net/news/w...5233-27668309/

    A friend of mine years ago (before the bombings) is the son of the original landlords, Dick and Beryl Lawn.

    Cheers,

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    also called teddys between tavern in the town and yard od ale ,think it was run by an ex copper

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    Quote Originally Posted by el-stano View Post
    Hi,
    This explains it. I think there was also talk of an Indian restaurant.

    http://www.birminghampost.net/news/w...5233-27668309/

    A friend of mine years ago (before the bombings) is the son of the original landlords, Dick and Beryl Lawn.

    Cheers,
    Good old Dick Lawn, he took over the Temple Bar after the bombings. We had some great after hours drinks in there:)
    It now a shoe shop :(




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    Quote Originally Posted by Frothblower View Post
    The Yard Of Ale ( The Tavern In The Town ) where I met me wife Cath, also and The swinging Sporron ( The Cabin ) have both closed. We had some great times in them pubs in the 70's.
    Come to think of it, most of my drinking venues have gone:(-
    TEMPLE BAR.......................Shoe shop
    TAVERN.............................Closed
    MULBERRY BUSH.................Gone
    CABIN................................Closed
    PARISIAN...........................Gone
    NORTON............................Gone
    NAVIGATION......................Chineese restaurant
    DUNLOP CLUB.....................Gone
    BROMFORD TUBES CLUB......Gone

    Just my beloved Lad In The Lane ( Old Green Man ) left:)




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    Quick question. What was it BEFORE it was the Yard of Ale or Teddies or Tavern in the Town. I'm thinking in the 50s and 60s?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Williams View Post
    Quick question. What was it BEFORE it was the Yard of Ale or Teddies or Tavern in the Town. I'm thinking in the 50s and 60s?
    I believe it was the Tavern in the town




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    There is no pub listed in the building before sometime beween 1967 and 1969. I think I remember the Tavern being advertised as being a "new " pub when it opened. Before it was probably a storeroom in Liittlewoods Stores bazaar, which was there before
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    I only mention it because I remember in the 50s 60s going to a restaurant round about there in New Street, that you had to go down some stairs to get to it. Red decor I think. Quite sizeable. Thought it might have been a well known eatery. Where am I thinking of then? How the hell should I know at my age...?
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    Was it a Tennessee Pancake House? there was one of those next to the Tavern but that would have been early - mid 70's I guess or I would have been too young to remember it :)
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    crikey froth....i didnt know the yard of ale had closed:( spent many happy hours in there in me teens when it was the tavern in the town..i remember once that my friend arranged a blind date for me with her boyfiends mate...oh dear we were only in there for an hour or so and he asked me to marry him:cry: i made my excuses to go to the loo but instead i legged it up the stairs and hot footed it home...:D:D

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    Last edited by Astoness; December 17th, 2010 at 07:33.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astoness View Post
    crikey froth....i didnt know the yard of ale had closed:( spent many happy hours in there in me teens when it was the tavern in the town..i remember once that my friend arranged a blind date for me with her boyfiends mate...oh dear we were only in there for an hour or so and he asked me to marry him:cry: i made my excuses to go to the loo but instead i legged it up the stairs and hot footed it home...:D:D

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    Blimey he had a lucky escape then




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    just the sort of repy i would expect from you froth.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by astoness View Post
    just the sort of repy i would expect from you froth.....
    ouch !!!!:cry:




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