Brindleyplace Dragonboat Race 2016

West Midlands Summer Events

There’s loads of great summer events going on near your favourite West Midlands Chef & Brewer.

Brindleyplace Dragonboat Race 2016

Saturday 18th June 2016

This June, come and celebrate with a grand splash at the annual Brindleyplace Dragonboat Race.

Now in its 17th year, the waters of Brindleyplace blaze to life as hundreds of visitors paddle out to help raise money for the Cure Leukemia charity. Local businesses set sail along the canal, racing with all their might from the Gas Street Basin to the Barclaycard Arena, as happy revelers cheer them on the banks.

Along with raucous boat races, and desperate attempts not to capsize, families can dive into the fun back on dry land. Face painting, lion dancers, fancy dress competitions and bouncy castles are all there to ensure that everyone is kept well and truly entertained.

Why not reserve a table at Garden House in Edgbaston?

After a day of yelling and cheering on the banks of Brindleyplace, why not swing into our 19th century Garden House in Edgbaston for a delicious bite to eat and a drink in the pretty tree-lined beer garden.

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Classic Car and Transport Show

Sunday 7th August 2016

Petrolheads and retro car lovers can admire more than 1000 vehicles of every imaginable make and model, from sleek sports numbers to one-off custom-built cars. Motorbikes will also be on display during the one-day event, which takes place on the grounds of the National Trust-run Shugborough Estate.

Car enthusiasts who like to work on their own restoration projects will be in for a treat too, as the event also includes an auto jumble. Stands selling all manner of difficult-to-find parts, from nuts to washers to bolts, as well as coveted collectables, will set up shop here for the day.

Why not reserve a table at the Shire Hourse in Stafford?

When things start winding to a close at 3pm, you’ll probably be ready for a post-show debrief over a drink and food with fellow motor-mad attendees. In which case, there is no better place for it than our relaxing pub, Shire Horse, which is perched on the A34 just 1 mile off the M6 at junction 14. Purpose built in 2002 but with all the open fires, secluded dining areas and delicious pub food favourites of a Staffordshire country pub restaurant, The Shire Horse offers a warm welcome to guests who can enjoy al fresco dining on the patio and attractive gardens in summer or relax by a cosy fire in winter.

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UK Game Fair

The Game Fair 2016

Friday 29th – Sunday 31st July 2016

For those passionate about the countryside and its pursuits, do not miss the amazing Game Fair 2016.

Held at Ragley Hall, Park & Gardens near Alcester, Warwickshire, the Game Fair is the ideal event for those interested in fieldsports. The event focuses on fishing, shooting, working dogs, hunting with hounds and more. With high-profile exhibitors including EJ Churchill and Beretta (the longest established gunmaker in the world) lending their support, this new showcase event for the country sports community promises to be a popular one.

Why not reserve a table at The Peacock Inn in Kings Norton?

If you fancy a drink or bite to eat before or after the event you’ll find the Peacock Inn, a former coaching inn, located in the rural hamlet of Forhill on the North Worcester Oath. Pop in for our traditional delicious pub food, including tasty specials and Sunday roasts. A real country pub built in 1828 on the ancient Roman road of Icknield Street, The Peacock Inn is a haven for walkers, ramblers and cyclists exploring North Worcestershire.

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