Going onwards from Short Heath towards Kingstanding, I think the only pub in between would have been the Crossways at Perry Common. Going the other way along Chester Road, there was also the Digby, set right back from the road.
I used to catch the 28 at the junction of Streetly Road and Short Heath Road, or at the bottom of Bleak Hill. I can tell you us school girls were barbaric when it came to getting onto that bus. We took NO prisoners!!! Viv.
If only I'd had known Viv, you could have popped in for a cup of rosie.
btw it wasn't the Crown and Cushion in Gravelly Lane it was the Rose and Crown. The Crown and Cushion is in Perry Barr