Last weekend in celebration of Jon and I's 20 year anniversary and Liz & Adrian's shared birthday (on 29th March) we headed off to The Barton's Arms in Birmingham.
|I've no idea what Liz and I were looking at|
It's a Grade II listed building, a fifteen minute trip down the road by bus.
Built in 1901 and located directly opposite a theatre The Barton's Arms was once the hostelry of choice for such stars as Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chaplin.
|These "Snob Screens" were designed for middle classes drinkers to watch the working classes without being observed themselves.|
It survived being shot at, set on fire and looted during last year's riots.
|That's my Tofu Prak King on the top right.|
These days it's a thriving real ale pub with a spectacular Thai menu.
|Me-made dress (Last seen HERE) , Perspex belt (Xmas present), platform boots (£4, car boot sale), crazed expression (from the lager)|
The pub walls are covered in Minton tiles, made down the road in Staffordshire, which you'll find on hallway floors and fire surrounds of many Victorian terraced houses round these parts.
|Liz snaffled this 1970s Richard Shops sunset print dress from Acorns Hospice in Walsall, it would have been mine if I'd seen it first.|
I had terrible trouble trying to find photos where at least one of us didn't look mad, drunk or deranged.
|Jon calls this my demented owl face.|
Birthday girl, Liz and I. She did ask me not to mention her vintage muff but I couldn't help myself.
Liz and birthday boy, Adrian.
Jon and Tony and some very tasty Thai Singha beer.
|More of those spectacular tiles.|
I'm dying to try this beer out, the logo is so cute.
|Happy Anniversary, babe.|
What a fab night. I'd definitely recommend a trip if you're ever up in our part of the world.
See you soon.