There’s a packed diary of events this month at the British Oak, the reinvented pub in trendy Stirchley.
Among them is a Farmers’ Market taking place from 12-5pm on Saturday February 18, offering a range of fine local produce.
Expect pies, bread, cheese, hot sauce and other deliciousness in the marquee.
There’s also be live music from The Bandidos band.
Four days earlier, on Tuesday February 14, the British Oak gets smoochy with a Valentine’s dinner.
Two courses cost £17.50 and three cost £19.50. Customers will also receive a complementary cocktail or craft beer on arrival.
The menu includes starters of roast tomato and basil soup, country chicken liver pate or beetroot cured salmon with dill creme fruit; mains of lamb hot pot, whole grilled sea bass stuffed with spinach and herbs or a vegetarian Wellington; deserts of chocolate brownie with ice cream or custard, sticky toffee pudding or coffee panna cotta.
Then on Saturday February 25, there’ll be free family fun at the British Oak, with a special day called The Zoo between 1-5pm
Local entertainer and wildlife expert the Animal Man will set up a mini-zoo in the pub’s huge gardens where kids and parents will be able to handle tarantulas, snakes, amphibians, lizards and mammals.
There’ll be a bouncy castle, face painter and other entertainment.
Don your fancy dress to add to the fun.
Go to www.facebook.com/pg/BritishOakStirchley/events/?ref=page_internal to find out more about the British Oak’s packed diary.
The British Oak is undergoing a transformation after being taken over last year by the Humble Pub Company, which also owns the aaad-winning Prince of Wales, Cheval Blanc and Dark Horse in Moseley.
The historic pub is being refurbished, has a restaurant, cocktail bar and regular entertainment.
1364 Pershore Rd, Stirchley Birmingham B30 2XS.
I work as a consultant with the British Oak and its sister establishment, Cheval Blanc.