Scared about your rickety full backs facing Aston Villa‘s Ashley Young and Gabby Agbonlahor? Follow our pub guide and settle your nerves with a drink beforehand.
The Bartons Arms
Alcohol is not available in the away end at Villa Park, so if you want a drink it’ll have to be outside the ground. Fortunately there are some great pubs not too far away, in particular The Bartons Arms. A 15 minute walk from the ground, it is one of the best pubs in Birmingham, located in a Grade II Listed building. The range of Oakham cask ales is excellent, as is the food.The Bartons Arms 144 High Street Aston Birmingham B6 4UP 0121 333 5988
The Witton Arms
Another option is Witton Arms (formerly The Cap and Gown), which is very accommodating to away fans – on match days, the pub is split in two and away supporters get a dedicated entrance. There is, however, an entry charge of £2.The Witton Arms 458 Witton Road Aston Birmingham B6 6SN