Sunday Funday celebrations at The Railway Inn

The Railway Inn’s Harry Parker is inviting members of the community to celebrate a special occasion at the venue featuring live music and entertainment all day on Sunday 29 October 2017. The ‘Birthday and Handover Party’ is set to celebrate Harry taking control of operations at the pub as well as his Dad’s birthday.

With Roger and Heather Parker deciding to take a back seat in the business Harry is looking forward to celebrating his new challenge with a big party. The celebrations will also represent a nod to 50 years of the Parker family running local pubs:

“My Grandad used to run the ‘Brickies’ and so did my Dad,” says Harry.

“Then there’s my Grandma who used to run the Saracens Head and they’ve all run various pubs around the West Midlands.”

There’s plenty to enjoy at Sunday’s event:

“We’ve got a good day lined up” explains Harry.

“We’ve got the football showing early on, then the Party starts at 2 O’Clock. At 3 pm we’ve got Soul Matters who will be playing out the front. We’ve also got a really good duo playing from 5 until 7 pm. Then there’s Mark the DJ who will be filling the gaps and then he’ll take us through to the finish.”

Soul Matters features some fine young singers and musicians from the West Midlands and will be well worth a look.

The Roger Parker Birthday and Handover Party Details

Venue: The Railway Inn, Station Road, next to Berkswell Railway Station.

Event Schedule

12:00pm – Blues vs Villa live on the Big Screen
2:00pm – Party Starts
3:00pm – Soul Matters
5:00pm – Live duo: Drew ‘n’ Jez
7:00pm – Mark DJ playing until Close

There will be a complimentary buffet.

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Soul Matters performing front of house at The Railway Inn
Busy Party afternoon in progress at The Railway Inn

Summer Beach Party at the Railway Inn

BBQ and live music-fest at The Railway Inn

It’s Beach Party time this Saturday (15th August 2015) as everything goes outside for the Railway Inn’s annual live music and Party-fest.

The Railway Inn’s summer parties next to Berkswell railway station are a popular feature in the village calendar, with this year’s event enjoying the now traditional outdoor stage and tented bar-space front-of-house to compliment the usual weekend scenes.

6 Average Joes cancer charity push hits overdrive

Half a dozen local lads operating under the collective moniker ‘6 Average Joes’, are hard at work raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care and Zoes Place charities with a series of events, culminating with their entry into the Coventry Half-Marathon in two weeks time.


Dominic Eades, Paul Farrugia, Jim Rogers, Jon Fowler, Will Dunn and Darren Vinnings are deep into their training and are asking for support raising money for their good causes.


The Railway Inn has joined the fundraising campaign by hosting a fun-packed 6 Average Joes Day day tomorrow (Saturday 8th March), with a prize raffle that includes a superb flat-screen TV as top prize, with plenty more fun besides including a an auction, knockout pool competition as well as the Railway Inn’s famous curry.


Tomorrow’s event gets underway at 3pm and the community is invited to join in the fun.


To find out more about the 6 Average Joes and their fundraising efforts visit their Just Giving page: Average Joes – Coventry Half-Marathon




The Railway Inn


The Railway Inn, situated next to Berkswell Station, enjoys late opening until midnight throughout the week and a popular high-quality steak and curry night every Wednesday from 5pm.


The Railway Inn also puts on regular disco and karaoke nights in addition to one-off entertainment events, including live-music and beer festivals.


The Railway Inn
547 Station Road
Balsall Common


Tel: 01676 533284




Final day of Balsall Common beer and beer festival gets underway

Saturday evening at the Railway Inn beer and music festival
Saturday evening at the Railway Inn beer and music festival

Day 3 of the Bank Holiday weekend beer and music festival is about to get underway today at the Railway Inn next to Berkswell Station in Balsall Common. After two hugely sucessful days of beer, live bands, disco and karaoke there’s more live music on the final day today, this time from the Siberian Eel Hounds at 2pm, then young local band Contra, followed later this evening by the Slater boys and their Rumours Soul Suite disco.

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