IRISH bars might never have become as prevalent in Solihull as some big cities but the borough’s newest pub boasts a distinct Emerald Isle flavour.
Casey Joe’s, which opened just before Christmas, is on Warwick Road at the top of Olton Hollow and right on the border of Birmingham and Solihull.
In fact she is so sure that owner Caroline Dowling reckons she can make a bold claim: “I think half of it is in Birmingham and the other half in Solihull.” .
The former owner of The Three Magpies in Hall Green said she had decided to retun to the pub trade as she felt the area was in need of a new watering hole.
“There isn’t a pub between Olton and Solihull,” she said.
Casey Joe’s, which is named after Caroline’s daughter, is a bar with a US Irish flavour.
Food specials include steaks, burgers and chicken from a special American grill.
The bar has an over 21s policy and is open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, with live music on Saturdays.
It is the third Irish bar to open in Solihull.
Morriseys at the Corus Regency Hotel in Stratford Road, Shirley, was the first in the mid nineties but has since closed.
O’Neill’s opened in Solihull town centre in the former Barley Mow towards the end of 2007.