Pub Guide


My home city (Birmingham) is actually in Warwickshire, but this page is for pubs outside of the city, surprisingly not somewhere I visit very often for drinking, considering how near it is to me.


Page last updated: September 24, 2013

Pub Details Photographs (click to enlarge)
Five Ways, near Hatton - The Case Is Altered
Case Lane, CV35 7JD, Tel: 01926 484 206;

Case Lane runs just off the roundabout where the old Birmingham Road joins the A 4177. Not easy to find, but worth the effort. A small unspoiled pub, selling locally-brewed ales under the pub's name. These ales are brewed by The Old Pie Factory Brewery, of Warwick. This is one of only 4 pubs at which the beer is regularly available.

Beer: 3 or 4 real ales.
20/9/13: I can't recall which "Old Pie Factory" beer I had but it was
excellent and I only wish I'd had time to try the others.
Food: No food served.

Last Visited: Friday September 20th, 2013

Rowington - Tom O' The Wood
Finwood Road, CV35 7DH, Tel: 01564 782 252; website; email:                   The photographs are from the pub's website

Quite an isolated pub, or so it seems when driving there, but it is right on the banks of the Grand Union Canal. Obviously a very old pub, but modern inside. It is geared towards eating, though there is a bar area. The floor is uncovered wood or tiled throughout, giving a rather hard (not cosy) "feel" to the pub. The hosts were very pleasant, helpful and enthusiastic.

Beer: Greene King IPA plus a guest beer
20/9/13: I had the guest beer (can't remember the name) and it was
excellent. Unfortunately the website makes no mention of the beers available.
Snacks, sandwiches and full meals, all freshly prepared at the pub by the resident chef, including the pizzas. Price range for the main courses: 10 - 13. Sunday roasts on offer Sunday lunchtimes. See menu on website.
20/9/13: I had the steak & kidney pudding with mash & peas. It was
excellent - really tasty and filling.


Last Visited: Friday September 20th, 2013

The pub

Bar area

Dining room

The garden