In answer to the question posed at the beginning of the original (now closed) thread one of the best pubs in town should you be able to spend a bit of time there prior to k/o is Old Contemptibles a fantastically stylish Nicholsons pub.
I've been there in my previous life as a salesman (it's in their financial district) and also prior to. Hornets games against Brum and WBA.
Look out for their famous bangers and great looking bar staff!
Thoroughly recommended but allow a good 45 minutes to get to the ground from the pub