A very refreshing boost for local tourism!
Bathams and Richard James of Themed Tours and Excursions have got together to launch a brand new tourist attraction for The Black Country, designed to bring new visitors to the area as well as offer local people a great day or evening out.
They have created Bostin’ Bathams Tours, a series of tours based around the “Batham’s 11” pubs, all steeped in local character and history.
Famed Black Country comedian Aynuk launched this initiative on Wednesday 8th April 2009 at The Lamp Tavern in Dudley. Everyone enjoyed refreshments and some Bathams beer, while Richard provided the faggots and peas with which he is famously associated!
The launch coincided with National Cask Ale Week. Matthew Batham said: “This is a real opportunity to bring new people to the area to enjoy the very essence of The Black Country – its special character, its scenery, and its famous brews.”
Richard James said: These pubs are our local heritage. Creating this new way for tourists to come and experience The Black Country increases the number of attractions for the area, and brings this unique heritage to a wider audience. As a passionate supporter of The Black Country I see this initiative as a way of revitalising the idea of ‘visiting your local’ and this could benefit the whole region.”