A Pocket-Sized Guide To Stirchley: Birmingham's Coolest Suburb

Published . By Kay Field.

One of the most up-and-coming parts of Birmingham, this southwest suburb is bursting with cool bars, restaurants and experiences to keep you entertained both day and night. Think beautiful brunch haunts, hands-on cookery classes, daytime booze tours and more. We're paying the neighbourhood some well-earned love and showcasing the best and brightest spots in the area with our guide to Stirchley.

Enjoy Brunch At: Caneat

Start your weekend off right with a trip to Caneat, a cute place for brunch in Stirchley. Grab a table in the high street café, get yourself a steaming cup of coffee and tuck into a hearty, and hangover-curing, bowl of hash browns, borlotti beans, beef, kimchi and fried eggs. They also have a selection of pastries for those of you looking to finish on a sweet treat.

Can Eat Strichley

We couldn't create a Stirchley area guide without including this spot.

Sample Some Pints At: The Stirchley Beer Mile

Fanatical about all things hoppy? Rally your mates and spend a pint-fuelled day trekking between a variety of taprooms, traditional pubs and craft brew bars at The Stirchley Beer Mile. Starting things off at Attic Brew Co - handily located by Bourneville station - you'll go to six other watering holes, including Cork & Cage and Birmingham Brewing Company, before finishing up at Cotteridge Wines.

Birmingham Brewing Company

Fun things to do in Stirchley? This one definitely makes the list.

Find Your Green Fingers At: Isherwood & Co

A charming florist and plant shop, Isherwood & Co are sharing their flower knowledge with you at their workshops. Create your very own dry or wet terrarium at one of their classes or jazz up your cactus collection over an evening of pot painting.   

Isherwood Birmingham

Make your own mini green oasis at this fun class in Stirchley. 

Chomp On Award-Winning Burgers At: The British Oak

With juicy patties and an impressive selection of craft brews and cocktails, The British Oak is your answer to where to eat and drink in Stirchley. Come hungry and chow down on burgers from bun pros Original Patty Men. To top it all off? Dishes are less than £10, making them one of the best cheap restaurants in Birmingham.

The British Oak Stirchley

The Stirchley restaurant's also got veggie and vegan chomps on offer.

Take A Class At: Loaf Cookery School

Looking for fun things to do in Stirchley? Loaf Cookery School is offering up something a little different with its mega array of courses. Whether you want to make your own bao, learn about heritage grains or take a deep dive into Japanese cuisine, you'll find all these and more in the bakery's catalogue of events.

Loaf Cookery School

Aprons at the ready for this cooking class.

Drink Some Film-Themed Cocktails At: Couch

Named among The Telegraph's top 20 bars in the world for 2020, Couch is an obvious choice for places to drink in Stirchley. Head to this Pershore Road gem where you'll find chic interiors and a drinks menu full of quirky cocktails inspired by iconic movies - we're talking 12 Angry Men, Cool Runnings and The Big Lebowski.

Couch Bar Stirchley

Up there with the best Stirchley bars, this beauty's serving up silver screen moments in an elegant lil glass.

Eat Incredible Pizza At: Alicia's Micro Bakehouse

24-hour proofed bases, top-notch ingredients and dessert slices are all up for grabs at Alicia's Micro Bakehouse. Along with the classics, the pizzeria also whips up a few speciality options as well as vegan and veggie alternatives. Better yet, head over on a Saturday morning for their quirky brunch menu, featuring mini fried calzone-style pizza parcels and sourdough sandwiches.

Alicia's Microbakehouse

Stirchley's best restaurants? If you love pizza then this one's a contender.

After some more inspo? Check out our pick of the best walks around Birmingham here