Never heard of Black Country Day? On 14th July every year – the anniversary of the invention of the World’s first steam engine, the Newcomen Engine, built in 1712, people in the Black Country celebrate all things ‘Black Country’.
Want to know more?
The Black Country is an area within the West Midlands although the exact area has always been a topic for discussion. The Black Country is known for its industrial heritage and very own dialect and vocabulary.
Here’s some of our favourite Black Country dialect:
- Ah bist – How are you?
- Aer Bin Ya – Are you alright?
- Bob-owler – Large thick bodied moth
- Bostin – Very Good
- Goose gog – Gooseberry
- Oss – Horse
- Saft – Daft
- Tarra a bit – Goodbye
How can you be part of the celebrations?
Black Country Day isn’t just about celebrating our heritage, it’s also about creating a sense of community where we live and work. As a proud Black Country graphic design business, the Colour Cubed team will be celebrating in the only way possible… with a Bostin #BlackCountryDay Real Ale Trail.
Here’s our plan:
- Waggon & Horses
Following a major refurb by Black Country Ales, this pub has a reputation for its wide selection of beers with fifteen hand pulls serving three regular ales and twelve guest ales and real ciders. What a pub to start on?
- King Edward VII
This friendly pub near Halesowen Town football ground serves eight real ales plus one cider. Don’t forget to try one of the regular beers; Enville Ale or Holden’s Golden Glow.
- Hawne Tavern
Get a real taste for the Black Country in this back-street pub just off the main bus route. The Hawne Tavern serves three regulars and up to six guest ales many of which are from microbreweries. There’s also real cider!
- Windsor Castle
Former tap house for the family owned Sadler’s Ales, this new Brewhouse still showcases Sadler’s range of regular beers and ales along with monthly specials.
- Sadler’s Brewhouse & Bar
Sadler’s Ales are at the heart of the Black Country and have over 100 years of brewing experience. At this family owned brewhouse you’ll have six real ales available to try as well as some impressive others. Not only that, they’ll also have live entertainment from Jon Townley.
- Lye Curry House
Ok, so it’s not a pub. For those who have managed all five pubs we’ll be ending the celebrations with a traditional curry for which Lye is famed.
Did we forget to mention it? Get in touch to be part of the 2017 Colour Cubed #BlackCountryDay Real Ale Trail. It’ll be bostin’