Cotts/Notts/Birmingham Convention VII - SAT JULY 8th 2023

Call it what you want !

Date is set for Saturday 8th July.

Thanks to @RichTheVillan and Kirk of Tilt, we have once again secured the upstairs room in Tilt for an afternoon tasting. Time TBC … approx 1500 start.

Rest of the day TBC … waiting to see if this ties in with the Cotteridge Wines birthday bash, as it did last year, so a visit over there in the late morning is on the cards if that’s the case to pick up the birthday specials as per last year.

Notts you say ?

Again TBC but Rich and myself (and anyone else is welcome) are looking to make a weekend of it and plan to take a day trip from Birmingham on Friday 7th July.

Nottingham is our likely destination at present … if not we might hit the black country/surrounding Brum area Cov/Wolves etc. We’re not looking for suggestions thanks!

Either way we will set out from Birmingham 1000/1100 and be back by 2000/2100 on the Friday.

This is largely a placeholder for your diaries for now.


Well, my original plan was to be in Malaysia from June to mid-August, but as you have given so much notice here, it’s bloody shame on me if I don’t make it!!!

Nottingham would be great, especially Castle Rock (love the VAT and Fiddle) and Neon Raptor, where on my most recent visit I had to be pointed towards the exit after necking a couple of cans of their 15% stouts :slight_smile: I still managed to walk out the wrong way. I had the pub out the back in my sights and like an Exocet missile, nothing was going to stop me getting there!

If it’s Nottingham on Friday, then maybe the Black Country on Sunday?

Be good to see you John … there’s folks on here who don’t believe you come from the Midlands and think you are an Aston Villa fan !

As for Sunday feel free to organise a Black Country tour but my pass out will be purely for Friday and Saturday.

Notts is certainly in the lead at present for the Friday trip … not been there since 2005 time I think.

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Sorry guys, I will be in Southern California for this one. Flights booked.


I should be ok for Nottingham on the Friday.

Reasonably likely I should be able to do something this weekend. I’ll book the Friday off at any rate.

What time do you think you’ll be wrapping up on the Saturday?

I can make it over for around 7-ish if some are sticking around?

Can’t speak for others but id imagine there will still be a few folks about.
I tend to head south on the 2015 Marylebone.

Righto… if you’re still about for an hour I’ll make the journey over. Be good to see a few I’ve not met before.

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We’ll be moving in the summer, to the Bayerisch Wald region closer to the Czech border, so sadly won’t be able to make this, a bit sad as we really enjoyed the Cotteridge meet ups.

In theory I’ll be there. My 3 month interrail expires on the 5th so almost certainly be in the country

I’ll stick the date on the calendar, I’m a bit short of leave this year so the Friday might be a stretch.
Would have thought I’ll be able to make the Saturday though. Enjoyed it last year.