This should be the go to list if possible for any away days.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-51397915
If we get to go to Villa Park again, I thoroughly recommend The Bartons Arms in Aston High Street. I go to Aston once a year for work and always visit the place. It now has a Thai dining section but the separate drinking room has a good selection of Oakham Ales.
The 1901 tiled decor, with stained glass windows, is just fabulous and remarkably intact. Imagine having a pint with Laurel and Hardy, when they used to stay there when playing at the Hippodrome opposite!
This video from 2011 gives a flavour of the place:
Looks like we’ll be back at Villa Park sooner than we thought!