Of all the places to eat in Halesowen, Red Peppers must be mentioned here.There are plenty of curry places in Halesowen, Cradley and Blackheath...but Red Peppers is my favorite. The food is nice, and it is cheap, and the people there are friendly, and inside it is exceedingly civilized...Yet there is something more to this place?Perhaps because it...more
Halfway between Halesowen and Stourbidge (a few miles) is a town called Lye. It's not called Balti City for nothing by the surrounding population ! Here you will find as many and as varied an amount of Indian restaurants as you could wish to see. Balti Lamb. Balti seems to be a dish common to the Midlands area of England but I suppose the dish has...more
Not only is this an extremely cheap place to drink.(J.D.Wetherspoons pride themselves on undercutting pub prices), but also serves very palatable pub food. William Shenstone, (after whom the pub was named), was a local poet and landscape gardener.
Dress Code: Smart casual
To get to Halesowen by public transport you have to go by bus as the town no longer has a railway station (thanks to Dr. Beeching).The No. 9 bus runs from Stourbridge heading north through Halesowen and on to Birmingham and the same in the reverse direction. They run at about 10 - 15 minute intervals and the maximum off peak fare is £1.10.more
The important thing about getting to Halesowen is to keep the knowledge that it really does exist., despite evidence to the contrary.For example. Going north along the M5 from Bromsgrove, you can *see* Halesowen on the left, in front of you. Junction 3 is practically *in* Halesowen. And the signposts around the junction say? Yes, Kidderminster,...more
The Cornbow shopping centre in Halesowen is adjacent to the "bus dock" (as the Spanish put it) and has a wide variety of shops under cover and away from the elements. Clothes, gifts, food - you name it ! Average prices for the West Midlands - we don't like spending great amounts of money if we don't have to.more
Makro is basically a warehouse where you can buy things in bulk at a discounted rate. It is usually open to trade customers but members of the public in certain circumstances can get a Makro membership card.I went when I worked at the pub, just wish I had the money to buy things myself. Mainly food items but you can buy cds, clothes and garden...more
Parking is quite limited in Halesowen. If you don't mind paying, there is a multi storey car park.
Right opposite the entrance to 'Cornbow Centre' shopping and also opposite the Weatherspoons pub 'The William Shenstone', there are short term car parks BUT BEWARE! A quarter of an hour ONLY is alowed on these. Barely time to dash into one shop and out again!
Unique Suggestions: If you require to stay a while, I recommend the multi storey car park.
Better still; use the bus to get there, then you can sample a drink without the worry of driving or having to drink none alcoholic drinks.
Fun Alternatives: Nr. 9 and 109 buses run very frequently from Birmingham to Halesowen.
From Stourbridge, Nr. 9 buses also run frequently to Halesowen.
At Tipton, which is relatively close to Halesowen, is the 'Black Country Museum', which is a living and breathing outdoor museum.
Here you will see housing, shops, a pub, a coal mine, canals and their 'narrow boats', glass making, a foundry, a cinema, tramway, trolly bus, steam powered pumps etc. etc. and etc. All from long ago before the age of TV, computers and World Wars.
Well worth the visit albeit the entry fee is a bit expensive, you can easily spend a whole day here.
The main picture on my homepage is of the canal at the Black Country Museum.
Football. Yes, Halesowen has a football team, Halesowen Town. They're not much cop but theyr'e all they've got. [Yes there's Halesowen Harriers but they play between Cradley and Lye so that doesn't count!]
Anyway at the time of writing (Jul 03) they'd just been relegated so go down and give them some support!!