Three local businesses to support today

Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr +

Throughout 2021 we are celebrating some of the brilliant independent businesses across our patch.


They’re Scandi-inspired and available right across the UK, but Podhouse’s garden rooms are made right here in Lichfield.

Podhouse was founded by Phil and Harry because of their passion for building and carpentry. With a collective 30 years in the industry, they took a hard look at the market and decided that poor quality, overcomplicated and expensive garden rooms were a problem for their customers.

They have come up with a stylish range of garden pods available in an array of different sizes.



To find out more visit or email


JMI has been a family-run, independent business since 1979, originally started by John Masefield and subsequently carried forward by his son and daughter, Kevin and Sharon Masefield.

The 3,000sqft showroom in the heart of Mere Green says it all. Stylish, innovative and modern, filled with a wealth of fantastic products. So whether you’re looking for heritage timber alternative windows, sleek modern designs or a stunning new front door, it’s all there. The team stays on trend by keeping a keen eye on the ever changing, exciting industry, striving to offer the very best in choice and quality. 



JMI installs in Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield, Tamworth and within a 25 mile radius of the Mere Green showroom.

JMI, 11 Belwell Lane, Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield, B74 4AA, 0800 996 1241,

Meynell Ingram Arms

A national newspaper recently named The Meynell Ingram Arms as one of the best pubs with a beer garden and outdoor seating the whole of the UK, and it’s not difficult to see why.

With its delightful garden rooms set in well-maintained gardens you feel transported to a different, calmer place as you dine. It’s like being on holiday, but without the flight and the price tag.

Garden rooms at The Meynell Ingram Arms.

Garden rooms at The Meynell Ingram Arms.

A new menu has launched including the likes of secret garden sharing platters, roasted chump of English lamb and Meynell Mess for dessert.

The Meynell Ingram Arms, Abbots Bromley Road, Hoar Cross, DE13 8RB, 01283 575988,


Comments are closed.