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10 reasons to visit Stirchley

One of the most up and coming neighbourhoods in Birmingham, Stirchley (less than 15 minutes out of the city centre) has seen a recent rise in independent businesses choosing it as home. From eateries to breweries, there’s plenty to make a visit to the area worth your while…

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Here's our guide to 10 reasons to visit Stirchley

1) Caneat Café 

Head to Caneat Cafe for some of the best food in Birmingham. Their menu is constantly changing but always boasting seriously tasty grub and amazing homemade cakes.

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2) Loaf

Loaf is a local bakery and cookery school all about wholesome food and community spirit (a running theme in Stirchley). Make sure you pop in to treat yourself to some ‘real bread’!

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3) Isherwood & Co.

Head to neighbourhood plant shop and florist Isherwood & Co to brighten your day. Full of foliage and unusual plants, something’s bound to catch your eye, and if you have green fingers yourself, why not get involved and go along to one of their upcoming workshops too?

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4) Attic Brew Co.

Stop for drink at newbie to the neighbourhood Attic Brew Co. - a craft brewery and taproom recently opened by Bournville Station.

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5) Alicia’s Micro Bakehouse

Alicia’s is an independent artisan pizzeria that only uses the best ingredients and rest their speciality dough for 24 to 48 hours, all to make the best pizza you’ll ever eat!

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6) Rush

If you’re after a high, head to Rush UK Trampoline Park to blow off some steam. Check out their ‘after dark’ sessions and student nights at discounted rates.

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7) The British Oak

This local is more than meets the eye, complete with tiki bar, cocktails, pop-up street food, live music and events, there really is something for everyone.

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8) Birmingham Brewing Company

Local, loud and proud Birmingham Brewing Company are a real ale and craft beer brewery. It’s a must if you’re into high quality, multi award winning beer.

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9) Cotteridge Park

This 22 acres of Victorian park is perfect for when you’re in need of a little fresh air. If you fancy something a little more active, join their community Tai Chi classes, SwingFit or Couch to 5k.

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10) Stirchley Wines 

Stirchley Wines might look like your regular, unassuming local news agents from the outside, but it’s been voted one of the best bottle shops in England, five years running! Pay a visit to check out their huge range of craft beer and stock from local brewers.

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