About The Shireland
About the restaurant
Sports. Grills. Indian. Barbecue. The Shireland is a one-stop shop for those who like it big, loud, proud and tasty. And what a unique offering to the lucky denizens of Cape Hill, Smethwick – a stoic pub that also serves curries that have won awards after polling the entirety of Birmingham? That’s quite an achievement. Located down Shireland Road, this local fixture and patron of the sporting community will knock your socks off.
The Shireland is many things to many people. A down-to-earth pub, where you can get your pint of M & B, bowl of salted peanuts, and play a round of snooker. A community hub where fans of football and boxing regularly gather to cheer on their lads (The Shireland proudly sponsors Birmingham welterweight sensation Frankie Gavin). A grillhouse serving up mouth-watering mixed grills and kebabs. An award-winning curry house. All of this is tucked into a handsome public house on the corner of Gilbert Road and Shireland Road, in the Cape Hill district of Smethwick.
The Shireland’s house pour is M & B straight from the keg. That’s just for starters. Thatcher’s cider and a great selection of wines and spirits are all on offer here. Since coming under new management, The Shireland has transformed from a run-of-the-mill pub to a venue that has become famous across Smethwick and Birmingham. Without sacrificing its roots as a Cape Hill local, and without changing the character of this good-looking Shireland Road pub too drastically, The Shireland has gone from strength to strength, adding renowned food to its offering. Part of The Shireland’s recent refurbishment was to add the latest big screen TVs in strategic locations about the pub’s considerately renovated rooms, meaning punters can always get a good line of sight when the match is on, propped up at the bar, at the pool tables (keep the pints off the felt, please, gents), or sat around the tables enjoying a solid chilli and cheese naan.