On Thursday I was gallivanting in the Victorian themed parlour and dining room The Village in Moseley. The pre-opening launch party was packed with locals, obviously happy to have such a gorgeously designed pub on their doorstep.
This grand Victorian building started life as a gentleman’s club and has been lovingly restored to an ‘urban home from home’ venue. Birmingham designers Spencer Swinden have transformed the huge space into cosy areas with inky blue walls, big squishy sofas and a fire, while a stag’s head, flying ducks and vaulted ceilings catch your attention as you enjoy the craft ales and gin cocktails.
Chef Tom Ebbon is sourcing local ingredients and the night’s canapés featured mini pies from the menu, which looks tempting. We’re going back to try the weekend brunch and carving platters.
While we were in the area we also popped in to Bohemian Bar which has only been open for a week, for a ‘one for the road’ cocktail.
I tried a Candy Stash – vodka, midori, raspberry liqueur and honey water, while Tom sipped a Basil Fawlty basil infused gin with elderflower liquer from the Boho Light collection.
The exposed brickwork and pretty chandeliers made a cosy change from its former incarnation (The Junction) and the table service is a friendly and welcoming touch.