Curry and Steak nights at the Railway Inn Balsall Common every Wednesday

The Railway Inn on Station Road, Balsall Common is home to a fine selection of mouthwatering steaks and curries every Wednesday evening. All the food is extremely well prepared – from the impressively good 7oz rump steaks to the 16oz T-Bones, which we believe are on the menu in order to save the lives of people who haven’t eaten for several days – through to the range of curries, starters and side orders.

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New Year Party at the Railway Inn

For anybody looking to make last minute arrangements for a New Year celebration, there may still be tickets available at the Railway Inn on Station Road, Balsall Common.

The party starts at 8pm but as the party is ticket only, enquiries and purchases would need to be made in advance during the earlier afternoon opening hours of 12 noon till 4pm.

Although the party will run until late, ticket holders are advised there will be strictly no entry after 11pm.
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Obituary: John Crawford

John Crawford, a well liked and respected regular visitor to the Railway Inn, Balsall Common, passed away recently and well wishers are invited to attend a ceremony to celebrate his life this Friday 25th November.

The ceremony is scheduled to be held at Canley Crematorium at 1pm and well wishers are invited to celebrate his life afterwards at the Railway Inn, a place he enjoyed frequenting.

Railway bridge strike at Berkswell in mobile home “too small for hole” shocker

A photo entitled "Too big for the hole" taken by local historian and crack photographer Lord Harry Parker

Bridge strikes of one sort or another are a regular occurrence at the railway underpass next to Berkswell Station but last Sunday saw a piece of motoring buffoonery of epic proportions as a driver conjured up a jaw-dropping ‘wedgie’ when attempting to tow a mobile home through the bolt-hole, without success.

This epic motoring fail was first signalled to finely tuned ears in the vicinity by a tremendous bang, followed by tell-tale scraping and crumpling sounds as the plucky caravan lost its’ battle to remain fully intact all the way through the hole. The sound and sight of the stranded family camping unit prompted a sudden assembly of onlookers who made themselves useful initially by laughing and taking pictures and stuff. Eye witness, photographer and incident trouble-shooter Harry Parker helped paint the scene,

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