PUBTALK; BLUE BELL CIDER HOUSE Warings Green Road, Hockley Heath, Solihull B94 6BP.
WHEN IS IT OPEN? 11.30am to 11pm (Monday to Saturday); noon to 10.30pm (Sunday) WHAT IS IT? A friendly canalside free house offering three real ales and at least three draught ciders.
The large lounge and cosy bar have real fires in winter, and families are welcome in the spacious conservatory and garden.
Hayle. house man just Eight temporary moorings make it a popular spot for boaters, and the area is pleasant for fishing, cycling and walking round the local lakes.
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WHAT'S ON TAP? Wye Valley HPA, Wye Valley Butty Bach and guest beers and ciders, the latter often including Stowford Press and Thatchers.
DOES IT DO FOOD? Reasonably priced home-made food and a Sunday carvery. Dine in the light and airy conservatory restaurant, throughout the pub in the lounge, snug or bar - or outside in a beer garden overlooking the canal.
GET IN TOUCH Call 01564 702328 or visit www.thebluebellciderhouse.co.uk
Adapted from CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2013 (CAMRA Books, PS15.99)