There are pubs, supermarket, coffee shops, takeaways and taxis within five minutes walk from the venue.
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Turn right out of the front doors and look for the blue Student Guild building. There are cash machine by the stairs.
Parking for delegates: There is a drop-off point / layby outside the Aston business school where you can stop for a few minutes to drop off luggage.
Delegates can book on site car parking for the whole weekend in Car Park 12 and this is the cheapest option at £7-95 a day. You need to visit the Aston website and book in advance. It is off Jennens Road. There are Pay & Display parking meters on Aston Street for short term parking but otherwise everywhere is double yellow lines and There Be Wandering Traffic Wardens.
There is a taxi rank just 50 metres from the Aston Conference Centre, by the mini roundabout. There are usually several cabs waiting here.
The Bar inside Aston Business School
The bar inside the conference centre will be open from 12.00 until 3.00pm and from 5pm until at least 11.30pm. British Bangers, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Spicy Beanburgers, Fish Burgers and Fries etc. It may get crowded at mealtimes so we have also arranged for a food trolley to come to our games rooms (Meal Deal: Sandwich, Crisps and Chocolate for £3.50. Tea or Coffee 60p).
Sack of Potatoes - Pub
This is the nearest pub. It’s close enough that you can dash out for a pint between games. It also serves food. They serve 6 cask ales and 2 traditional ciders. Food from 11am until 8pm. Turn right out of the main entrance to Aston Business school. Bear right and you will see it directly ahead. Sack of Potatoes, 10 Gosta Green, Birmingham B4 7ER. 0121 503 5811
This is very handy for resupplying and for buying food and snacks. It sells reasonably priced sandwiches and drinks. Open 7am until 11pm! It’s just 50 metres from the front door of the PaizoCon UK venue.
A Costa Coffee shop has opened up between Aston and the Tesco Express. It’s open from 7am–7.30pm on Saturday and 9am until 6.30pm on Sunday. It’s just 50 metres from the front door of the PaizoCon UK venue.
Dave's Ice Cream Van (no connection to Dave Harrison) has been known to prowl outside Aston but it can only trade for 10 minutes because of parking restrictions.
The Square Peg
This Wetherspoons pub is a ten minute walk from Aston, on a corner along Corporation Street. We often meet here for final drinks and a meal on Sunday evening after the show is over. You are very welcome to join us. The Square Peg, 115 Corporation Street, Birmingham B4 6PH.
This wonderful venue hosts Pathfinder games every month for the Birmingham Pathfinder Lodge. They brew great coffee and tea and delicious nibbles. Geek Retreat, 38 The Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 7LA