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The Yard of Ale

Discussion in 'Pubs' started by Frothblower, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Frothblower

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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.
     
  2. claire-brum71

    claire-brum71 master brummie

    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?
     
  3. el-stano

    el-stano Ex-lurker

  4. petewhitemdr1

    petewhitemdr1 brickie brummie

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

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    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 :(
     
  6. Frothblower

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    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:)
     
  7. Dennis Williams

    Dennis Williams Proud Brummie

    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?
     
  8. Frothblower

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    I believe it was the Tavern in the town
     
  9. mikejee

    mikejee Super Moderator Staff Member

    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
    Mike
     
  10. Dennis Williams

    Dennis Williams Proud Brummie

    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...?
     
  11. sistersue61

    sistersue61 master brummie

    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 :)
    Sue
     
  12. Astoness

    Astoness TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR Staff Member

    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

    lyn
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2010
  13. Frothblower

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    Blimey he had a lucky escape then [​IMG]
     
  14. Astoness

    Astoness TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR Staff Member

    just the sort of repy i would expect from you froth.....
     
  15. Frothblower

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    ouch !!!!:cry:
     
  16. Astoness

    Astoness TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR Staff Member

    hey froth...i know you were using the tavern at the time when i was proposed to...oh gawd it wasnt you was it....:D:D
     
  17. Frothblower

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    I wondered where you went to??
     
  18. Astoness

    Astoness TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR Staff Member

    :D:D froth....there is an old saying...you can run but you cant hide....
     
  19. Frothblower

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    Found you at last. Will you marry me [​IMG]:D
     
  20. Astoness

    Astoness TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR Staff Member

    :crying::crying: im in stitches here...of course i will...think ive kept you waiting long enough for an answer
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2010

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