Tuesday, 23 October 2012
#087 Beehive, Curdworth, Warks : 2006 to 2011
I'd been aware of the Beehive in Curdworth for a long while and I'd visited for a business lunch many years earlier, but our first canal visit was on Wednesday 6th September 2006.
Usually, when our boating trips took us along the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, we would stop just outside Curdworth at The Kingsley. This was a Beefeater and had very good moorings, but the pub had been going downhill for some years and was closed when we moored up for the night. So, we took the 20 minute walk back to Curdworth and headed straight for the Beehive.
Inside it is a pub of 'two halves'. As you enter the door from the car park you step into a proper pub and a proper bar populated by locals. Walk through to the back and you're now in the restaurant, which is where we headed after a couple of pints in the bar. The food was good pub grub and we had an enjoyable evening - so good, in fact, that we returned the very next year.
This was on Saturday 26th May 2007 and, unsurprisingly, the place hadn't changed a bit.
Our next visit was on Saturday 28th August 2010.
The Beehive was unchanged on the inside, but on the outside there was the added smoking area just to the right of the front door (and a satellite dish above the toilets).
Our last visit was on Wednesday 1st June 2011 near the end of a one week circuit around the Midlands.
Again the pub was unchanged.