Our Local Community

Nick Goes Back To School

Nick Lyons recently made the short trip back to his old school to meet up with his former hospitality teacher Mrs. Bennett to demonstrate the art of portioning a whole chicken to 4 classes of students. Not only is this great life skill; Nick was also about to discuss with each class the key steps involved in meat processing, and the importance of sustainability and food waste. Great work Nick!

Here at Eric Lyons we have always strived to give a little back where we can and be an active member of our local and regional communities. We also strongly believe in nurturing talent, so hopefully through Nick’s visit and him sharing his knowledge, we can inspire and empower the next generation of culinary enthusiasts. Who knows? Perhaps some of these students will one day grace our high street or farm shop as valued customers, or even join our team as staff members.

We can also happily confirm that Nick also made it back without any homework and (for once!) he manage to avoid detention!

Love Knowle Park

LoveKnowlePark is a community led group whose mission is to increase the enjoyment of Knowle Park as a place of natural beauty supporting recreation, health and social well-being of residents and visitors.

A vital part of our lovely village. The Love Knowle park group needed funding for new equipment as the existing playground is run down. Eric Lyons donates £1,000 towards the project. Used by generations of the Lyons family with many great memories, it was an easy decision to fund such an amazing community project.

If you would like to offer a donation or help support the project please visit –https://www.loveknowlepark.co.uk/sponsorship/our-sponsors

Knowle Village Cricket Club

We proudly sponsor the best team in Solihull Knowle Village CC . A picturesque ground with the best BBQs a sports club has ever seen. 🥩😍

We provide the club with free BBQ food and have recently donated £500 to the club due to loss of funding over covid.

They are always welcoming new members, so be sure to sign up as a playing member / social member or bring your children along to the thriving junior section. For more information visit, click here.

A special pie we produced for the club’s end of season get together:

Solihull Moors Football Club

And it’s Eric Lyons through 1 on 1 with the goalkeeper… HE SCORESSS HIS FIRST GOAL FOR SOLIHULL MOORS! 🥅

We have partnered up with Solihull Moors Football Club to offer the best match day experience on and off the field. Our famous sausage rolls and savoury pies will be served at the ground on match days. Alongside lots of other exciting offers throughout the season. 🥧

The search for the best football pie is over. Get yourselves down to Solihull Moors FC on a matchday!

Visit Knowle

Visit Knowle is a business led body, formed in May 2019 by a group of volunteers from businesses, community groups and residents. Our work has been shaped by extensive business surveys and engagement. In June 2020, we became a Company Limited by Guarantee.

Nick Lyons is one of the directors and member of the events team.

Our vision:
To sustain the long-term future of Knowle by helping businesses to flourish and by providing a compelling experience for our residents & visitors. In simple terms, we want to raise the bar for our businesses and everybody who visits Knowle.

In other words, Visit Knowle will work to deliver real improvements and to enhance our community spirit in order to provide a brighter future for all.


For more information or to become a member please visit – http://visitknowle.com/about/

Knowle Christmas Lights Switch On

A great community event with carol singers, visit from Santa, jokes by the vicar & and the big countdown. Did you know we hand out 300+ free cocktail sausage rolls every year.


Knowle Safe Place

Here we have our lovely Vida becoming a PC. 😂

We have been made a safe place in knowle so if anyone has any issues please come into our shop and we are ready to help. #PCvida #EricLyons #AlwaysHereForAChat


Free Christmas Presents

We have a few gifts to give every year. Are you on the list?


Eastcote Park Retirement Village & Care Home

We teamed up with Eastcote to provide a welcome hamper for all the new residents. A few essential and some real luxury goodies. Welcome to Knowle 😊


VE Day



School Visits

Nick Lyons teaches a class at his old school Arden academy with his favourite teacher Mrs Bennett!


Tommy Godwin Sportive

We have donated our delicious sausage rolls to the Bearley stop of the Tommy Godwin Sportive in aid of Marie Curie West Midlands Hospice in memory of the 1948 Olympian Tommy Godwin

Tommy Godwin Sportive


Cancer Research UK

Thank you for all of your support and donations! We gathered over £70 in donations from generous customers and we are happy to have matched that amount!


”We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

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