Monday, 2 April 2012

Lunch, Theatre and Cocktails.......

I hope you all had a great weekend, I had such a lovely day on Saturday, I went to Birmingham with some friends, where we had lunch at The Old Joint Stock pub which I've mentioned before, it's a beautiful, grand 19th century building that was once a private bank.

*All the photo's were taken on my phone using the Holga photo effect, I love the vintage style of this photo app*

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We then went upstairs to the Old Joint Stock Theatre to watch a show called Lullabies of Broadway featuring songs from the shows like Phantom of the Opera. Les Mis, Chess and Sister Act. It is a very small intimate theatre, holding about 50 people, with small drink tables and candlelight, such a lovely, cosy atmosphere and what a great amateur production, the singers were very, very good, I even got to dance on stage with the cast at the end of the show !!!!



After the show we decided to go for a drink and went to a " Gin Parlour" called The Jekyll & Hyde, what a great place, they did the most amazing Victorian Sweetie Jar cocktails served in a jar, I went for the Rhubarb & Custard which was made with tequila, Benedictine, rhubarb liqueur and wait for it.....custard !!!! I know it sounds revolting but it was delicious.


We also tried Candied Violet and Lemon Bon Bon, we couldn't tempt Di to try one and she stuck to wine.



We had such a good day and are now planning our next day out !!!!

xxxxDebxxxx

11 comments:

thesnailgarden said...

That looks like an amazing place to visit! My husband would love those cocktails, as he can't resist old fashioned sweets. :) thank you for sharing your day. Best wishes, Pj x

Lynnda Hosni said...

WOW...looks like a great FUN... Lovely photos!!! ANd likewise...I love the vintagey effect on photos... its awesome... TFS Deb...Hugs..xoxo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sounds like a great weekend!! I loveeeeeeeeee the photos and how cool you got to go on stage!!

Ros said...

Wow! Sounds like a wonderful time was had there ... not sure if I'd try those cocktails either ... maybe a sip of yours first!

Lisa said...

That place looks amazing. When I'm over with more time, I'll have to remember it. Wonderful photos Deb. looks like a fun afternoon!

Lea said...

What a cool place. Looks like a great time!!!

Ira Huberts said...

Gorgeous place to visit! Sounds like you and your friends had a really good time, love your photos Deb! Ira xox

paulbham said...

Hi Deb, We at The Old Joint stock are thrilled you enjoyed our production of Lullabies of Broadway thank you for blogging us our vision is to "Bring theatre to the heart of Birmingham" we are so pleased our aim is coming true, the cast are all so chuffed about all of the fantastic reviews they received.

Linda R said...

Now that sounds like a perfect day out. Thanks for sharing your photos with us..

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Looks like a day of FUN!

~Tammy~ said...

What fun!!!!