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Bearwood

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Bearwood is an area, originally a tiny hamlet, bordering Sandwell and Birmingham in the West Midlands.

Get in

By Car

From Birmingham City Centre, Bearwood can be reached by travelling down the Hagley Road (A456), one of the main arterial roads in Birmingham. It can also be reached by travelling through Ladywood and Smethwick, past the city hospital then down City Road.

By Bus

Bearwood is served by a number of 'West Midlands Travel' bus services, many of which terminate and begin at Bearwood Bus Station, just off the Hagley Road. Bearwood can be reached on the numbers 9,19,82,138,139,126, 120, 140 and 258 from Birmingham City Centre. The 126 connects Bearwood to Wolverhampton, the 140 connects it to Dudley, the 139 and 258 continue on to Merry Hill shopping centre and the number 9 terminates in Stourbridge (passing through Quinton, Halesowen and Lye).

Other buses not connecting Bearwood to Birmingham City Centre include the 444, 447, 448 and 450, all tracing various routes that terminate in West Bromwich and the 11 Clockwise and Anticlockwise services, known as 'the Outer Circle' which link the suburbs of Birmingham together, including Harborne, Selly Oak, Bourneville, Kings Heath, Hall Green, Perry Barr and Handsworth. Choice travel also run a limited service from Bearwood Bus Station to Weoley Castle, via Selly Oak and the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital.

By Train

There are no train stations in Bearwood. The nearest train stations are Smethwick Rolfe Street and The Hawthorns, both about a mile and a half away that serve the local area. Birmingham New Street is only around 3-4 miles away and has services to destinations all over the country.

By Plane

The nearest airport is Birmingham International, just over 10 miles away.

See

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Eat

  • Teknaf Cuisine, 622 Bearwood Road (Hagley Road end of the High Street), 0121 420 4499. One of the better balti houses in Bearwood, with a more modern take on Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine £10-£20.
  • Franzl's (Austrian Cuisine), Milcote Road, [1]. An Austrian Restaurant, nestled on a residential street in Bearwood. Expensive but well regarded £20-£30.
  • Azzari too, 204 Lightwoods Road ((on the corner of three shires oak road, just up from the Bear Tavern)), 0121 429 6621, [2]. A rather expensive contempory restaurant, which fuses continental food with Carribean food. £25-£30.
  • The Kings Head (Gastro Pub), Hagley Road, 0121 277 4130, [3]. Previously the legendary drug superstore 'Quantum', was closed for a while and has been extensively refurbished to become an upmarket pub serving restaurant style food. Good food but there can be long waits. £20-£30.


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