Next stop after Brum was Leicester.
Chat with some friends from long ago, when I was a young Plastun.
Brother-in-law was in South Africa visiting friends. Probably just as well. My team, Leicester, is looking at relegation from the Premier League, whereas his Gunners are still atop the table.

Amongst the cute lanes, the cathedral and various shops, I did find a real pub called the Blue Boar.
Pukka beer. No sparklers on the pumps. Some beer direct from the barrel.
And you can see the pukka cheese&onion bun below.

Final vote? There were people in the place, every time I visited. By comparison, on my first visit, I was guided to the Blue Boar by the landlord from the Kings Head, which only had two other customers. And it isn’t a bad pub.