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Barr_Beacon

The Prodigal Brummie
Ah, the Little Brown Jug! The only place you could get beer worse than there was just round the corner in the Pelican - Yuk!
The gaffer of The Pelican in the 80s was a chap called Ray. He later took over The Church Inn where he sold Batham's Best Bitter and did really good meals. Happy days, don't know what it's like now.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
hi BB do you mean ray and wife pat if so i worked for them when they had the pelly think they used to have the fox in hurst st but that would have been in the late 70s i think...i used the church inn in the early 70s when wilf had it..many happy hours spent in there i can tell you:)

lyn
 

Barr_Beacon

The Prodigal Brummie
hi BB do you mean ray and wife pat if so i worked for them when they had the pelly think they used to have the fox in hurst st but that would have been in the late 70s i think...i used the church inn in the early 70s when wilf had it..many happy hours spent in there i can tell you:)

lyn
Hi Lyn, yes it was Ray and Pat in the Church Inn. Sadly I didn't start drinking there until around 1991. Great pub and good beer. Got on well with Ray and I've got some photographs somewhere of his last day at The Pelican showing him locking up the pub for the last time.
 
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