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Birmingham Branch Real Ale Pubs and Clubs

  • Birmingham
    • 1000 Trades Telephone(0121) 233 6291 16 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HE

      Bare boards and brickwork and full width doors opening on to the pavement give this independent craft beer bar a distinctive atmosphere. 4 hand pumps serve a changing range of beers, usually with at least one sourced from a local micro together with 4 key keg taps and interesting range of bottled beers. Evolving 'Trader Kitchen' menu serves both pub classics and dishes from around the world. Brunch served Saturday and Sunday in summer; Sunday roasts throughout the year. Live music weekend evenings. Currently only taking card payments (cash machine available at nearby Tesco).

    • Actress & Bishop Telephone(0121) 236 7426 36 Ludgate Hill Birmingham B3 1EH

      One large room downstairs with 2 or 3 high tables and 2 low tables to sit at, so get in early if you want seating. Busy on Fridays and Saturdays when it can get very full, but a buzzing atmosphere with rock/indie music played a DJ. There is a smartphone Quiz on a Monday nights. Upstairs there is a large room with a stage for the many live bands who play here. There is live music nearly every night. In the summer the decking area directly out the front provides a great place to sit and chat with friends. The Actress has a late license and is open till 4am on weekends.

    • Adam's Telephone(0121) 643 3745 New Oxford House, 16 Waterloo Street Birmingham B2 5UG
    • Amber Tavern Telephone(0121) 429 1657 321 Hagley Road West Birmingham B32 2AL
    • Anchor Telephone(0121) 622 4516 308 Bradford Street Birmingham B5 6ET

      A Grade II listed building, on the national inventory, under new management from 2016, the multi-room pub serves up to four hand-pulled ales and one key-keg ale at any one time, usually including offerings from Birmingham and Wye Valley. Supports local breweries. Can get very busy when Birmingham City are playing at home. Dog-friendly with free treats. Vape friendly. Halves marked up above pro-rata.

    • Arthur Robertson Telephone(0121) 332 5910 51-53 One Stop Retail Park, Walsall Road Birmingham B42 1AA

      Wetherspoon at the One Stop shopping centre in Perry Barr. Named after Birchfield Harriers' very first Olympian and medal winner. The manager tries to keep three local guests available when possible and it serves the standard Wetherspoon food menu. Can get very busy when Aston Villa are playing at home.

    • Aston Manor Cricket Club Telephone(0121) 356 6537 Church Road Birmingham B42 2LA
    • Aston Old Edwardians Rugby Club Telephone(0121) 373 5746 Sunnybank Avenue Birmingham B44 0HP

      Real Ale is put on at the weekend.

    • Aston Tavern Telephone(0121) 328 0095 Aston Hall Road Birmingham B6 6LA

      Large Victorian styled shapub, fully restored with various sofas, antique clocks and paintings on the wall. Victorian themed teas are served from 10am-4pm. Real ale is only sold on match days or at corporate events, and details of the said ale can be found on their website. Entrance on match days is £3 for adults, no charge for minors.

    • Bacchus Telephone(0121) 632 5445 Burlington Arcade, New Street Birmingham B2 4JH

      Situated below the Burlington Hotel (once known as the Midland Hotel) and handily across the road from New Street Station (Stephenson St/North exit). Bacchus is a part of the Mitchells and Butlers Nicholson's brand.

      Given it's location, the pub is easily missed. A narrow entry is surrounded by areas of secluded seating, leading to a bar offering up to six real ales (three regular and three changing). To both sides of the bar are more areas of seating, including a dining area with table service - though food can be eaten throughout the pub.

      While the beer range is similar to those in the brand, the pub is unusually adorned with old fashioned art work and relics and it almost feels like you are in a cellar. As the bar area is small it can easily get busy. Some craft beers also available on tap.

      Live music monthly.

    • Baldwin Telephone(0121) 733 7944 Baldwin Lane Birmingham B28 0QB
    • Bartons Arms Telephone(0121) 333 5988 144 High Street Birmingham B6 4UP

      Historic red bricked Lister Lea pub a short bus ride out from the city centre & Jewellery Quarter. The interior has to be seen to be fully appreciated with tiled walls and stained glass windows. Beers mostly from Oakham, to whom the pub has a link, other beers often from local breweries. The pub is well known for its Thai food offering. Can be busy when the Villa are at home, with visiting supporters also welcome.

    • Bear & Staff Telephone(0121) 471 4207 861 Bristol Road Birmingham B29 6ND

      Large roadhouse pub on the edge of the student area: Selly Oak. The pub is traditional and comfortable and the locals friendly. Beers are from the Marston's range and typical pub grub including roast dinners & puddings on offer.

    • Beeches Telephone(0121) 358 6652 116 Thornbridge Ave Birmingham B42 2AE

      Large Greene King owned Hungry horse pub with standard range of Greene King Beers available. There is a large beer garden in the back of the pub. Pub has a dartboard. Meals are from 11am-10pm

    • Beefeater Telephone(0121) 270 7163 2 College Street Birmingham B31 2US
    • Bell Telephone(0121) 428 4609 11 Old Church Road Birmingham B17 0BB

      Off the beaten track by St. Peter’s church, this is a small, scenic pub. Picturesque, unusual shaped bowling green at back, now in use. Small but changing beer range and popular food including grill nights on Thursday. Quiz nights are held every Sunday.

    • Billesley Telephone(0121) 441 4190 Brook Lane Birmingham B13 0AB

      Part of the Hungry Horse chain, large well decorated and friendly pub with helpful staff. The Billesley is a pleasant pub with a menu offering a wide choice of traditional meals. It is an ideal destination for families with children being fully catered for.

    • Birmingham Brewing Company Taproom Telephone(0121) 724 0399 Unit 15 Stirchley Trading Estate, Hazelwell Road Birmingham B30 2PF

      Craft beer brewery based on Stirchley Trading Estate, just off the Pershore Road in Stirchley. Tap room is open Thursday to Sunday. Bar has 4 cask lines, 4 keg lines and also serves locally brewed cider, wine and soft drinks. There are 5 regular beers, Pale Brummie, Bitter Brummie, Gold Brummie, Stout Brummie & Stirchley Lager Food is available through a rotating streetfood vendor on site. There is a large outdoor seating area for the summer months.

    • Black Eagle Telephone(0121) 523 4008 16 Factory Road Birmingham B18 5JU

      This Victorian pub retains many original features including Minton tiles on the bar. The pub has a number of different rooms, starting with a tap room on the left and a lounge on the right when entering. At the rear is a restaurant area. The food offering varies from Caribbean favourites such as curry goat and stew chicken to a hearty Full English.

    • Black Horse Telephone(0121) 477 1800 Bristol Road South Birmingham B31 2QT

      CAMRA National Inventory pub rescued by Wetherspoon’s. 1929 Midland roadhouse has a mock Tudor frontage, smoking area and a bowling green to the rear. Welcome outlet for real ale in a poorly served area of the city. Unusually for a Wetherspoon’s this is a multi-room pub with a function room upstairs.

    • Blue Piano Restaurant & Bar Telephone(0121) 454 6877 24-26 Harborne Road Birmingham B15 3AA
    • Bonehead Telephone(0121) 439 5757 8 Lower Severn Street Birmingham B1 1PU

      Fried Chicken and Craft Beer Bar. All draught beer is keg or keykeg.

    • Bournbrook Inn Telephone(0121) 459 8655 1273 Pershore Road Birmingham B30 2YT

      Large roadside pub dating from 1836, significantly changed since it's former incarnation as the Three Horseshoes. Largely open plan with wooden floorboards, a variety of seating options & an arcade gaming table. Former stables have been converted to hotel accommodation. Often beers from Attic, Dig Brew & Halton Turner on keykeg. Beer in cans & bottles available from the fridge. Handpumps have been removed.

    • Bournville Working Mens Social Club Telephone(0121) 458 1358 91 Mary Vale Road Birmingham B30 2DN

      A nine gallon guest real ale (changes weekly) goes on Friday lunchtime until sold.

    • Brasshouse Telephone(0121) 633 3383 44 Broad Street Birmingham B1 2HP

      This is a large multi roomed pub at the City Centre end of Broad Street. Known as much for its good value food the pub is developing a reputation for its quality beers and are looking to increase the range available. Handy for the Brindley Place area, NIA and Symphony Hall and its good canalside location make this pub popular with families and local workers alike although children are only allowed in if eating and must leave by 6.00pm.

    • Brewers Fayre Telephone(0121) 457 6630 Ashbrook Drive Birmingham B45 9FP
    • Briar Rose Telephone(0121) 634 8100 25 Bennetts Hill Birmingham B2 5RE

      Large city centre Wetherspoon's pub that was formerly the first branch of the Abbey National. It is a simple, nicely decorated pub that has a 40 room Wetherlodge above it. Children are allowed in before 9pm providing they are having a meal. The guest beer range can feature one brewery at a time or carry a common theme and often features local micro breweries.

    • Bristol Pear Telephone(0121) 414 9980 676 Bristol Road Birmingham B29 6BJ

      This student friendly pub offers a regularly changing selection of cask and craft beers. You can order a 2 or 3 pint flagons of any draught or have a 1/3 pint taster selection (3 x 1/3 pint). There are three hand pulls rotating cask ales and five fonts serving a variety of craft beers alongside a couple of polypins of real ciders on the bar. The one large open-plan room is bustling but not noisy and offers plenty of large tables and small snug areas. It is a roomy but cosy pub with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Sport is shown on plenty of screens but this doesn't dominate the room. As you'd expect for a pub in the heart of Selly Oak it is a mainly student crowd but with a good proportion of locals. The food menu is good with a wide selection from breakfast to burgers. Check out the menu on their website.

    • British Oak Telephone(0121) 758 5855 1364 Pershore Road Birmingham B30 2XS

      This fine example of a roadside 1920s-style alehouse has a fine interior and features in CAMRA's National Inventory of Pub Interiors. The front bar can be very boisterous at times with large screen for sports whilst the rear rooms are more peaceful. Notice the fine wood panelling and superb fireplace in the rear bar. There is a large smoking area and a garden for alfresco eating in the summer months. Food comes from permanent kitchn residents Original Patty Men. So expect burgers and fries. Guest beers come from a seasonal portfolio.

    • Bull Telephone(0121) 333 6757 1 Price Street Birmingham B4 6JU

      A quirky country style pub in the centre of Birmingham, near Aston University. This friendly staffed popular back street local is one of the oldest pubs in Birmingham and has a snug, comfortable and homely feel. Two distinct drinking areas surround a U-shaped bar with smaller back room for more privacy. A collection of 300 jugs adorns the ceiling, along with a number of old pictures and memorabilia. Small garden area at rear. Traditional, hearty pub food served. Guest beers change regularly. Eleven en-suite letting bedrooms are available at affordable rates.

    • Bull's Head Telephone(0121) 486 2810 77 The Green Birmingham B38 8RU
    • Bulls Head Telephone(0121) 702 0931 Stratford Road Birmingham B28 9EF
    • Burning Soul Brewery Telephone07826 813377 Unit 1, Mott Street Industrial Estate Birmingham B19 3HE

      Brewery & bar in an industrial unit. There is an ever changing list of smaller experimental pilot brews so they can capture first hand what people think of their beer; those liked most are re-brewed and sold outside of the brewery. There is a pool table and tours are available on request. Card payments are preferred, but cash is still accepted. There is One handpump for cask ale, plus 10 KeyKeg taps, with all Burning Soul beers served on them meeting the CAMRA definition of real ale. Bottled mead is available. Outdoor seating on sunny days.

    • Button Factory Telephone(0121) 236 4653 25 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HH

      An unassuming exterior leads to a large open plan bar that is modern and chic. A sun-trapped roof terrace is upstairs. Food is a focus here, alongside live music on Thursdays. Ales are from the Purity range.

    • Cadbury Social Club Telephone(0121) 451 4264 Bournville Lane Birmingham B30 2LU
    • Cambridge Telephone(0121) 475 0126 6 College Street Birmingham B31 2US
    • Camp Telephone07904 553284 1 Camp Lane Birmingham B38 8SP

      Family and sports pub offering pub meals, disco karaoke on Fridays and live music and entertainment on Saturdays.

    • Canalside Cafe Telephone(0121) 248 7979 35 Worcester Bar, Gas Street Birmingham B1 2JU

      The smallest pub in Birmingham, adjacent to Gas Street Basin, a major mooring point for canal boats. The pub is full of history and was the fictional home of the character Stan Harvey of Crossroads fame. It is a nice, cosy, intimate pub that usually stocks guest beers from micro breweries. There are also a range of bottled beers and cider for sale. The food is of particular note having an extensive range and a large selection of vegetarian options.

    • Castle & Falcon Telephone(0121) 440 4278 402 Moseley Road Birmingham B12 9AT
    • Charlie Hall Telephone(0121) 384 2716 49 Barnabas Road Birmingham B23 6SH

      This former bingo hall was converted by Wetherspoon’s and takes its name from the actor who appeared in 47 films with Laurel and Hardy. A large open area pub with side booths and a separate family eating area.

    • Cherry Reds Telephone(0121) 643 5716 88-92 John Bright Street Birmingham B1 1BN

      Stylish independent open since 2010 on John Bright Street, near to The Victoria, Brewdog, The Railway, Stable and BoneHead; and within easy walking distance of New Street Station. Expect three changing good quality ales, often including one from Birmingham Brewing Co and always a local offering, alongside a good range of bottled beer and keg products. Freshly cooked and interesting food is served every day with a focus on local produce and vegan friendly options. The bar has an upstairs area with more seating so don't be put off by the initial small size when you walk in. Popular with local groups as a meeting place.

    • Church Telephone(0121) 448 3866 22 Great Hampton Street Birmingham B18 6AQ

      Everard’s Brewery and Soul Food Project founder Carl Finn have transformed the Church into the HQ of The Soul Food Project. Everard’s ales are always available. The place is influenced by the French quarter of New Orleans, without taking away from the heritage of this British pub. Their food focuses on the Cajun and Creole style from the Deep South of USA. Whisky tastings are one of their regular events. More info is available on their website.

    • Clifden Telephone(0121) 523 7515 34 Great Hampton Street Birmingham B18 6AA

      Recently acquired by Laine and reopened after refurbishment in February 2020. A quirky yet traditional pub, long with two main rooms. Beer range includes craft beers from Laines of Brighton. Large sun-trapped garden at the rear is great in the warmer months. The food range includes burgers, pizzas, wings, and vegan. Sunday roasts available 12-8. At last visit, the disabled access toilet had been removed.

    • Clumsy Swan Telephone(0121) 783 3777 1 Stoney Lane Birmingham B25 8YP

      Downstairs you will find a newly designed bar where you can grab a bite to eat, or a pint or both. Upstairs has a newly kitted out restaurant serving traditional pub food along with a few favorites.

    • Colmore Telephone(0121) 238 1041 116 Colmore Row Birmingham B3 3BD

      Thornbridge Brewery & Pivovar converted & refurbished the former Lloyds Bank on Colmore Row as a bar in 2019. The Colmore incorporates a combination of Thornbridge beers on handpump, on draught & in bottle, with additional craft beers from Pivovar. The pub is welcoming to all, family friendly and serves bar snacks and pizza (including gluten-free & vegan options) made with Green Mountain IPA to complement the range of Craft Beers, wines and spirits including no less than twenty gins. There is a pool table downstairs. Beer list available on Untappd.

    • Copper Fox Telephone(0121) 427 8496 156 Quinton Road Birmingham B17 0RP

      Reopened as the Copper Fox in 2017. A desi pub with a large open L- shaped room.

    • Cotteridge Wines Telephone(0121) 458 2839 1825 Pershore Road Birmingham B30 3DN

      Awarded the UK'S Best Bottle Shop 2013/2014/2015/2016/2017 by RateBeer. Over 1400 craft beers in bottles & cans. Has up to 14 Key Keg Beers on sale in the tap room.

    • Country Girl Telephone(0121) 472 7639 1 Raddlebarn Road Birmingham B29 6HJ

      Typical Ember Inns pub, which is no bad thing as the beer range tend to be interesting. The pub is regularly populated with students and locals alike. The patio at the rear is well used in the warmer months. Food is typical Ember fayre and the pub has events such as quizes throughout the week.

    • Court Oak Telephone(0121) 428 4533 Balden Road Birmingham B32 2EH

      A spacious family pub with plenty of seating and tables. Large restaurant area and bar almost the full width of the pub. Part of the sizzling chain of pubs. Free wi-fi available via O2 sign up.

    • Covered Wagon Telephone(0121) 449 3230 298 Yardley Wood Road Birmingham B13 9JW

      A quiet roomy family oriented pub. It has an L shaped bar with a child free area. There are limited disabled parking bays at the front of the pub and a larger parking area at the side and rear of the pub.

    • Crane Telephone(0121) 742 3256 77 Cranes Park Road Birmingham B26 3SN

      A very large Hungry Horse family dinning pub.

    • Craven Arms Telephone(0121) 643 2852 Upper Gough Street Birmingham B1 1JG

      This early 19th-century former Holder's outlet, restored & recently refurbished by Black Country Ales, sports an attractive blue-tiled exterior and a cosy one room interior. Handpulls take prominence on the bar and in addition to three permanent Black Country beers, between six and eight changing guest casks come from breweries often new to Birmingham. Three changing craft keg lines. Cheese boards and snacks are available at all times.

    • Crown Telephone(0121) 444 2912 290 Alcester Road South Birmingham B14 6EN

      Large restaurant type pub part of the Crown Chain, open from 9 for in morning for food, then 10 for alcohol sales.

    • Crown Hotel Telephone(0121) 236 7318 182 Corporation Street Birmingham B4 6UD

      A traditional pub, situated near Birmingham Law Courts in a Grade 2 listed building that was formerly The Lincolnshire Hotel in 1862. They serve 4 ever rotating guest ales from the Stonegate portfolio. The pub is spacious and light with good simple pub fayre available. Can get busy and loud in the evenings and at weekends.

    • Dead Wax Telephone(0121) 772 1403 28 Adderley Street Birmingham B9 4ED

      Formerly the Wagon and Horses, now refurbished & reopened as a Beer, Pizza & Vinyl venue. See their website for details of live music events & DJs.

    • Dig Brew Telephone(0121) 773 2111 43 River Street Birmingham B5 5SA

      Brewery tap room serving their own beers on cask and keg, and sometimes straight from the tank. Large open plan venue with picnic bench seating.

    • Digby Telephone(0121) 382 6821 911 Chester Road Birmingham B24 0HJ

      A Single Storey open plan pub.

    • Distillery Telephone(0121) 200 2223 4 Sheepcote Street Birmingham B16 8AE

      The Distillery, split over two floors, can entertain day to night with a gin bar and private event space on the first floor leading down to the pub and open kitchen dining area on the lower floor. The expansive terrace is the ideal space for warm summers day. Disabled Access from canal side. First story entrance often closed.

    • Dragon Inn Telephone(0121) 622 7850 Hurst Street Birmingham B5 4TD

      Wetherspoons pub next to the Arcadian, Chinese Quarter and Gay district. As you enter there is the bar with a large seating area moving around to the left. The decor is that fitting with most Wetherspoons and the food and ales reflect this.

    • Drakes Drum Telephone(0121) 366 7205 11 Old Oscott Lane Birmingham B44 8TR

      Large two roomed Sizzling pub opposite the Birmingham metropolitan college. 2 Real ales are served here, Greene King IPA and Bombardier. Bar room has a pool table, dartboard and a jukebox. Breakfast is from 9am till 12pm. Main menu served 11.30am-10pm.

    • Duck Telephone(0121) 452 5951 176-184 Hagley Road Birmingham B16 9NY

      Part of the Beefeater chain so the interior is modern, clean and comfortable. Food is their major emphasis yet two ales can be found, predominantly from larger brewers such as Marstons. There is a Premier Inn hotel attached and it is an easy bus journey to the city centre.

    • Eagle & Ball Telephone(0121) 331 7777 Gopsal Street Birmingham B4 7RJ

      University bar serving one cask beer, but only when students are at the Uni. A range of food options are served until 9pm. Quiz nights on Thursday.

    • Elizabeth Of York Telephone(0121) 442 5250 12A St Marys Row Birmingham B13 8JG

      This Wetherspoons shop conversion has two entrances, one from St Mary's Row and the other from the car park at the rear. It is a spacious and welcoming establishment in the centre of Moseley. The food menu is available with breakfast from 8am and typical Wetherspoons menu till 10pm. There is a regular Locale rotation of its beer. These are alongside the usual Wetherspoons ales. Fridays and Saturdays are very popular with a vibrant atmosphere.

    • Farcroft Hotel Telephone(0121) 554 0957 Rookery Road Birmingham B21 9QY

      Large roadhouse style pub with a large room. One of a growing number of pubs in the area which serve "BBQ" style Indian food as well as other Indian food items.

    • Farthings Telephone(0121) 748 5817 Green Lane Birmingham B36 0AY

      A typical 60s style two room pub.

    • Fighting Cocks Telephone(0121) 449 0811 1 Saint Mary's Row Birmingham B13 8HW

      A trend setting suburb pub contains many of the original 1800 period features set against a contemporary design. A warm vibrate atmosphere to try the range of real ales. Has a large beer garden at the rear. Flights of three thirds available but may cost a fair bit more than a pint.

    • Figure of Eight Telephone(0121) 633 0917 236-239 Broad Street Birmingham B1 2HG

      Huge Wetherspoon's pub in the heart of Broad Street, which takes its name from the fact that the canal network cut a figure of eight shape around Birmingham. The pub has bookshelves and the usual collection of old pictures of the area adorn the walls. Very popular with after work drinkers and is on the city centre drinking circuit so gets busy early evenings, Fridays and Saturdays. The pub has a dining only area and large beer garden.

    • Flapper Telephone(0121) 236 2421 Cambrian Wharf Birmingham B1 2NU

      Reopened on 21/07/21, after planning appeal by developer owners failed.

      Popular venue for music lovers and those attending shows at the NIA. The spacious bar has 2 rotating guest ales and a permanent house ale (Robinsons' Trooper). With one of the largest beer gardens in Birmingham and a balcony overlooking the longboats in Cambrian Wharf, any season is a good season to sit outside and admire the serenity surrounding The Flapper's hidden-away location.

    • Fletchers Telephone(0121) 443 4725 7A York Road Birmingham B14 7SA

      A bar, rather than pub, linked to Kitchen Garden. Single room with wooden floorboards & a part covered outside smoking area. Can be very busy during live events, be it cult favourites, tribute acts or comedians.

    • Fountain Inn Telephone(0121) 622 1452 102 Wrentham Street Birmingham B5 6QL

      Bar & hotel located just off Hurst Street in the heart of Birmingham's gay village.

    • Garden House Telephone(0121) 454 8315 160 Hagley Road Birmingham B16 9NX

      Large Chef and Brewer pub that could easily be missed from the Hagley Road. The interior is very interesting, as it has both original and mock-Tudor wooden beams, fireplaces and ornaments from stone jars to brasses. This 'old world' style adds to the relaxed ambience. However while the interior is attractive, the pub is regularly busy with locals, businesspeople and passers by. For a pub that prides itself on food, real ale is heavily featured on the bar.

    • Gingers Bar Telephone(0121) 200 1588 11 Newhall Street Birmingham B3 3NY

      Supposedly embracing the relaxed vibes of Manhattan, Gingers is inspired by Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire; "the decor and ambience is an acknowledgement to the glamour and style experienced in the 1930′s era". While food is prominent and their spirit range and cocktail list is extensive you should find some local ales on sale. Note - significant mark up on half pints.

    • Golden Hind Telephone(0121) 356 6847 Kingstanding Road Birmingham B44 8JR

      2 Roomed pub with a small bar and large lounge, Pub serves 1 real ale – Greene King IPA. Bar has a dartboard.

    • Good Intent Telephone(0121) 572 5788 32-33 Great Western Arcade Birmingham B2 5HU

      An up-market refurbishment in 2019 of a shop unit in the Great Western Arcade opposite Snow Hill station, the Good Intent is a "not-for-profit" pub operated by Craddocks Brewery. The management tell us "The aim of Craddock's Good Intent is to establish a bar in the heart of Birmingham and to donate all of its profits to charities and good causes. It would be amongst the first of its kind in the UK and we're excited by the prospect of being able to raise a glass and help good causes at the same time!" The pub has a ground floor bar with 6 hand pumps serving rotating Craddocks Ales and Guest Ales from the Midlands Area alongside Keg products, Wines, Spirits and Continental/Craft Beers. From there part of the upstairs cellar can be seen (they also have a cellar downstairs) Additional seating is available upstairs, and there is a function room available for hire. Do not be alarmed by the frequent rumbling and slight vibration from below, it is only the trains going through Snow Hill Tunnel below the pub!

    • Goose at the OVT Telephone(0121) 472 3186 561 Bristol Road Birmingham B29 6AF

      A popular pub with locals and students alike. It has an interesting exterior showing its frontage as the old Bournbrook Hotel and there is some nice tiles inside. The bar occupies a large area to the right as you enter and there is plenty of seating to the left. The Goose retains a sense of being a community pub and also a popular loud and bust student haunt. The OVT means 'Old Varsity Tavern'. Ale CLUB EVERY TUESDAY 2.25 a pint.

    • Gosta Green Telephone(0121) 359 0044 Holt Street Birmingham B7 4BG

      Right next to Aston University and often frequented by students, meaning the prices are good and it is a pub that does simply pub fayre with vegetarion & vegan options available. For a wonderful red bricked exterior the interior is one that is dark and bare. The beer range can vary with many from the Marstons brand yet sometimes after busy nights there may be no ale available. Craft ale available from breweries like Siren Craft & Tiny Rebel.

    • Great Stone Telephone(0121) 478 1254 158 Church Street Birmingham B31 2LU

      The Great Stone is in a quiet residential area of Northfield, right opposite the parish church. You could be convinced you were in a village! As it has been here for hundreds of years, it is a traditional pub with a fantastic beer garden. The pub is of an intimate size and there is good pub grub on offer. Quiz night every Tues 9pm.

    • Green Man Telephone(0121) 428 3581 2 High Street Birmingham B17 9NE

      A busy Mitchells and Butlers community pub furnished like other Ember Inns, offering reasonably priced food. Beer is priced competitively from the Ember portfolio. Regular quizes held on Wednesdays and Sundays. It is considered by some to be ideally placed for the start of a pub crawl at the beginning of the High Street.

    • Grey Lantern Telephone(0121) 236 5853 The Priory Queensway Birmingham B4 7LL

      Opened on Fri 26 Nov 2021. This venue is now a Sports Bar upstairs serving two real ales & a Nightclub downstairs. TV's dotted around upstairs with various seating styles from stools, too high chairs & two comfy sofas.

    • GreyHound Telephone(0121) 605 3504 361 Court Lane Birmingham B23 5JX

      Newly refurbished (April 2018) small local pub now serving 2 real ales doom bar and 1 guest which is from the national breweries.

    • Grove Telephone(0121) 554 3120 279 Grove Lane Birmingham B20 2HA

      The Grove, based on Grove Lane, is one of the oldest pubs in Handsworth (1891).

    • Gunmakers Arms Telephone(0121) 236 8486 92 Bath Street Birmingham B4 6HG

      The pub is a Regency period, Grade II listed building in the historic Gun Quarter. The tap house of Two Towers Brewery, which is located at the rear, sharing a courtyard drinking area. Brewery tours available by arrangement. Range of Two Towers ales available with occasional guest ales. It is a small, pleasant, back street pub just off the City’s inner ring road and a five minute walk from Snow Hill Station. There is one large bar at the front with snug seating areas and a smaller separate room at the rear. Regular events include a History-based talk series held towards the end of the month, Stand-Up 1st Wed of month from 7pm, Open-Mic 1st & 3rd Wed of the month from 8pm. BBQ every Fri & Sat from 5.30pm. Please check the website, Twitter or Facebook for details of events. Rooms available, £35 single, £50 double.

    • Halton Turner Telephone07939 328451 1 Rea Court, 40 Trent Street Birmingham B5 5NL

      A lively brewery tap gathering pace in the heart of the city following its relocation and massive expansion during lockdown. A vast array of beers and an evolving selection of real cider. This airy establishment offers great Vietnamese street food and an expanding selection of live entertainment. Focused predominantly on its own beers, but also stocks regionally sourced gems to complement their line up.

    • Harborne Club Telephone(0121) 427 1638 39 Albany Road Birmingham B17 9JX

      A gem of a club if you can find it! The Harborne Club, a private members club welcomes CAMRA members by signing the attendance book. Two well kept ales are available. A snooker room is upstairs. Worth noting that the club does not open until 5.30 on the evenings. Can show major sporting events.

    • Harborne Stores Telephone(0121) 428 3121 109 High Street Birmingham B17 9NP

      Harborne Stores is situated in the middle of Harborne. On Friday and Saturday night a live DJ 7pm to midnight.

    • Hare & Hounds Telephone(0121) 444 2081 106 High Street Birmingham B14 7JZ

      A Grade II listed building, which dates back to 1907, on the corner of High Street & York Street. Art Nouveau tiles on the walls of the York Road entrance and stairs. An L shaped bar greets you as you come in, with original mirrors behind the bar and parts of the bar itself. The atmosphere is relaxed and staff are very friendly. Two upstairs venue spaces are available for hire. There are regular live music nights spanning a wide range of tastes. A wall plaque commemorates UB40's first gig in 1979.

    • Hazelwell Telephone(0121) 486 3638 Pineapple Road Birmingham B30 2SY
    • Head of Steam Telephone(0121) 643 6824 Somerset House, 36 Temple Street Birmingham B2 5DP

      The Birmingham edition of the Camerons' Head of Steam chain. It features a large and spacious interior, split across three levels, decorated in a steampunk style. An island bar occupies the centre of the middle level. Plenty of seating and booths for people to enjoy a wide variety of food and drinks. Ten handpulls showcase Camerons' own beers and offerings from local breweries. Keg lines include international beers such as Delirium and La Chouffe. Wide range of beers from around the world in bottles & cans. Screens showing sporting events can result in a very busy pub, particularly when major football matches are on.

    • Hen & Chickens Telephone(0121) 236 3121 27 Constitution Hill Birmingham B19 3LE

      Desi pub on the edge of the Jewellery Quarter and in easy reach of the city centre. Refurbished in recent years and serving a mix of authentic curries and side dishes alongside their famous mixed grill. Popular with sports fans thanks to screens throughout the pub.

    • Hickory's Smokehouse Telephone(0121) 437 0421 The Green Birmingham B36 9AR
    • High Field Telephone(0121) 227 7068 22 Highfield Road Birmingham B15 3DP

      A modern high end gastro pub.

    • Highbury Telephone(0121) 472 8630 Dads Lane Birmingham B13 8PQ

      This pub has dramatically improved since it's recent refurbishment. The staff are welcoming and friendly, managed by Frank Collette (formerly of the Selly Park Tavern). Families are welcome and a good range of food is available. Live sport football and live bands are on regularly. Sharp's Doombar and Highbury Ale always on, with rotating local brewery beers as guests ales.

    • Hop & Scotch Telephone(0121) 679 8807 9 Institute Rd, Birmingham Birmingham B14 7EG

      One room micropub situated just off of King's Heath High Street. Emphasis is on convivial conversation & drinking, for regulars, locals & visitors alike. Cask beers usually local from the likes of Green Duck, Kinver, Malvern Hills, Hobsons & Infinity. A mixture of local & national craft beer, a cider & a German beer, on keg/keykeg, available across 8 taps. Also sells bottled and canned ales. Beers available displayed on a chalk board to the left of the bar. Various seating areas and styles available. Can get busy in the evenings with a varied age range. Food is crisps and nuts. Dog friendly and dog snacks available.

    • Hop Garden Telephone(0121) 427 7904 19 Metchley Lane Birmingham B17 0HT

      Small and cosy, just off the main High Street, the pub is serious about craft beer – even to the point of not stocking many mainstream products. Tt serves five real ales from small and local breweries, three craft beers and four traditional ciders. There is also an interesting selection of bottled beers. The décor is original and eclectic. And it really does grow hops in the garden, where there is heated seating for 82 people (recently refurbished and ready to re-open as of 17 April 2022).

    • Hornet Telephone(0121) 789 5920 991 Alum Rock Road Birmingham B8 2LY

      Herbert Austin's famous motor works stood near this Wetherspoon pub, which bears the name of his famous Wolseley Hornet model (not the insect), produced from 1930 until the mid-1970s. The usual selection of house beers and lagers are found and food is the usual Wetherspoon menu. It is somewhat smaller than the average Wetherspoon house and quite dimly lit. There are a few seats out front, and there is a rear patio area.

    • Horseshoe Telephone(0121) 441 3833 611 Alcester Road South Birmingham B14 5EL

      Canal side traditional friendly pub, with bar, lounge and function room. Tea and coffee available at all times.

    • Horseshoe Bar Telephone(0121) 777 2340 1214 Stratford Road Birmingham B28 9BH
    • Hunters Moon Telephone(0121) 749 2595 220 Coleshill Road Birmingham B36 8BE

      Part of the Greene King Hungry Horse chain, their ales tend to come from the Greene King portfolio with the very occasional gust beer. Food is a big focus here which tends to be cheap and cheerful.

    • Ivy Leaf Social Club Telephone(0121) 743 3549 2296 Coventry Road Birmingham B26 3JR

      Saturday may be closed for functions

    • Jewellers Arms Telephone(0121) 212 0347 23 Hockley Street Birmingham B18 6BW

      A Cosy pub, aquired by Black Country Ales in late 2017. It has 10 real ales and two ciders. Gets busy in the evenings. No separate bar as the pub is now all open plan. Food limited to cobs. Quiz night & cheese night. Electronics limited to a fruit machine. Parking available at the side of the pub. There is a function room available upstairs. Real fire at one end of the pub - lit daily in winter.

    • Journeys End Telephone(0121) 706 9656 262 Clay Lane Birmingham B26 1EH


    • Junction Telephone(0121) 428 2635 212 High Street Birmingham B17 9PT

      This distinctive Victorian building from 1904 dominates the High Street. Constantly changing beer range of up to six ales and quality food is served from an open plan kitchen to a separate dining area. Secluded beer garden at the rear. Quiz nights every Monday. The pubs original tiles can be viewed in the corridor leading to the toilets. Burger deal Thursdays, Sandwich deal 12-5pm Mon-Fri.

    • Keg & Grill Telephone(0121) 632 6231 52 Upper Gough Street Birmingham B1 1JL

      The Keg and Grill is a nicely decorated one roomed pub with a homely, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It is located in Upper Gough Street close to the Mailbox and the Craven Arms. The Keg and Grill was formally known as the Gough Arms and although extensively renovated the pub has retained its historic charm. There are currently three hand pulls providing two regular ales and one guest. There is also a wide selection of authentic Indian food available daily, made on site from fresh ingredients.

    • Kings Head Telephone(0121) 277 4130 Hagley Road Birmingham B17 8BJ

      The Kings Head’s exterior is 19th Century and inside you’ll find special features such as a huge solid oak staircase, ornate ceilings and exquisite Victorian tiles. There is a patio are the rear. The food is Maharaja’s Spice Express, with an Indian Railway theme to the restaurant.

    • Kings Heath Cricket & Sports Club Telephone(0121) 444 1913 Charlton House, 247 Alcester Road South Birmingham B14 6DT

      Welcoming sports club with two rooms. Beer festivals are held in April and December as well as other social events including live music. CAMRA Members are welcome in the bar on production of a membership card (maximum 10 visits year), otherwise club members only. The beer range always includes rotating guest ale, with four or five real ales available. Dogs allowed outside only.

    • Lad in the Lane Telephone(0121) 377 7471 22 Bromford Lane Birmingham B24 8BU

      When constructed in 1400, it was used as a home for a family of high status. It is believed to have remained as a house until the early 1780s, when it was converted into a pub

    • Lamp Tavern Telephone(0121) 688 1220 157 Barford Street Birmingham B5 6AH

      This hidden gem of a pub located in close proximity to Digbeth and the Arcadian areas. Usually has Hobson’s ale plus guests. Run by the friendly Eddie Fitzpatrick for 28 years. The pub has a homely feel, Folk club on Friday evenings. Local road parking only, but with good local bus routes & the National Express coach station nearby. Closes early if no customers, so ring ahead if intending a later visit. Monthly train spotters group hooks up 1st Wed of the month. Function room at the back holds about 35 people. Guest ales often from AJ's, Goff's, 3D, Froth Blowers, Rock n' Roll, Flipside, Milestone. N.B. Cash Only

    • Loco Lounge Telephone(0121) 444 1296 32/34 High Street Birmingham B14 7JT
    • Lost & Found Telephone(0121) 643 9293 8 Bennett's Hill Birmingham B2 5RS

      A grade two listed building which was once an old bank (hence the writing on the exterior). It's now a premium cocktail bar, with subdued lighting throughout with dark wood furniture. The bar is broken up into a number of different seating areas, both open and secluded. The building is ornate throughout with a focus on the natural world. There should be three ales on sale but it can sometimes be difficult to know as there may be no pump clips on the handpulls, so it's best to ask. There is a small, secret bar room to be found, as well as a meeting room available.

    • Malt House Telephone(0121) 633 4171 75 King Edward's Road Birmingham B1 2NX

      A former maltings, located in a picturesque canal-side setting next to the NIA (Utility Arena) in Brindley Place. Therefore, it can be busy when concerts and other events are on. The pub is large open plan, with bright, tasteful decor, with plenty of seating, including an upstairs area both inside and on a balcony outside. The food is typical pub grub. Alongside CAMRA discount, the pub offers discount to Blue Light personnel and the AA. Outside seating area due to be upgraded summer 2022.

    • Man on the Moon Telephone(0121) 486 3631 Redditch Road Birmingham B38 8LR
    • Manor Farm Telephone(0121) 747 2908 Chester Road Birmingham B35 7AF

      This is a Farmhouse Inn family friendly pub with a Wacky Warehouse.

    • Midland Art Centre Arena Bar Telephone(0121) 446 3232 Cannon Hill Park Birmingham B12 9QH

      Closing times may vary according to what functions are on.

    • Moseley Rugby Club Telephone(0121) 443 3631 Yardley Wood Road Birmingham B13 0PT

      Moseley Rugby Club recently redeveloped a new bar and stand, which opened in 2015. Moseley play in the Championship, English Rugby’s second tier and are sponsored by Green King. In the clubhouse on match days there is a lively, crowded but friendly atmosphere with the home supporters mixing with supporters of clubs from all areas of England and sometimes Wales. The players are often in the bar after the match. Much of the drinking is done whilst watching the match outside, so plastic ‘glasses’ are used. There are food concessions selling hot food and teas. TV screens show rugby results and televised games. There are often musical acts after the game. Match days open 1.00 till 11.00

    • Navigation Telephone(0121) 458 1652 1 Wharf Road Birmingham B30 3LS

      Reopened 16/12/2021 as a Wetherspoon after an extensive refurbishment and extension of the premises, following 3 years of closure.

      In 2018 Greene King sold the Navi, but did not declare the new owner, so boarded up, it's ultimate fate was unknown. Then in Oct 2019 the Birmingham Mail reported that Wetherspoon had bought the premises. Conversion work was stallled by COVID-19, but has now commenced, as of July 2021.

    • New Inn Telephone(0121) 792 6027 74 Vivian Road Birmingham B17 0DJ

      A traditional pub, the New Inn is a steakhouse situated in the leafy Birmingham suburb of Harborne and has been listed in street directories as far back as 1845.

    • Norton's of Digbeth Telephone(0121) 250 4241 39-45 Meriden Street Birmingham B5 5LS

      A modern Irish bar in the heart of Digbeth. Three handpulls available, with Church End on permanently, plus local breweries such as Purity, Attic and Birmingham Brewery Company. The bar area is large with several dozen tables and space for 500 people. An outside music area in the back garden. Food offering mainly pizzas.

    • O'Neill's Telephone(0121) 616 1623 Broad Street Birmingham B1 2HG

      Typical O'Neill's interior full of wood, stools, high tables and faux Irish antiques. This is in no way a bad thing as it is very practical when it gets busy in the evenings and at weekends. There is always a local beer on and two guest from larger regional brewers.

    • Old Contemptibles Telephone(0121) 200 3310 176 Edmund Street Birmingham B3 2HB

      Popular with the business community this Nicholsons pub has a long wood panelled bar leading to a comfortable snug at the rear. Seven handpulls dispense an ever changing range of ales from micros and regionals from far and wide and cover all styles. Quality food is served until 10.00pm. Pub named after the description of the British Expeditionary Force in France during the first world war, murals/paintings honour those who fought.

    • Old Court Telephone(0121) 443 5293 70 High Street Birmingham B14 7JZ

      Busy pub on edge on High St, food is nice, service can be slow, about 3 TV showing various sports throughout the pub. No car park though buses quick & frequent.

    • Old Crown Telephone(0121) 248 1368 188 High Street Birmingham B12 0LD

      Large, multi-room, timber-clad Grade I listed building, The Old Crown is reportedly not only Birmingham's oldest pub, but also it's oldest secular building. There is a large outside area with covered seating. Food offering throughout the week includes pub classics and sometime food pop-ups. Sunday lunches served.

    • Old Hare & Hounds Telephone(0121) 457 9743 426 Lickey Road Birmingham B45 8UU

      A large one roomed Ember Inn pub situated at the foot of the Lickey Hills. Near to buses from the city centre, Halesowen, Bromsgrove and Redditch. There is a discount on the price of real ales on Mondays. The pub also has open fires in the winter. Good quality food is served daily. The pub also has a beer garden and a covered smoking area. Music quiz is on Wednesday nights & a general quiz is held Sunday nights. No alcohol until 11:30 on Saturday.

    • Old House At Home Telephone(0121) 427 8756 193 Lordswood Road Birmingham B17 8QP

      A family pub from the Fayre and Square brand. Familiar pub Fayre with the standard meal price offers such as meals for £10. 3 ale pumps with 2 regularly available. Has a Wacky Warehouse attached to the side and a small garden area. Plenty of parking and bus stops right outside.

    • Old Joint Stock Telephone(0121) 200 1892 4 Temple Row West Birmingham B2 5NY

      Large Fullers owned pub, formerly The Old Joint Stock Bank, it is a Victorian Grade 2 listed building. Large central island bar, with impressive bar back, surrounded by comfortable seating. Regular and seasonal Fullers, Gales & Dark Star beers, with occasional guests. The theatre hosts many performances throughout the year and also local comedians and live jazz. Good quality food is served, with a changing menu. Card payment only.

    • Old Moseley Arms Telephone(0121) 440 1954 53 Tindal Street Birmingham B12 9QU

      This is another of Birmingham's hidden gems. The left bar has an 80 inch screen for sport, the right bar has the juke box. Upstairs for functions, comfy sofas in the covered garden/newly extended main garden. Superb Tandoori menu served each evening & all day Sunday.

    • Old Royal Telephone(0121) 200 3841 53 Church Street Birmingham B3 2DP

      Elaborately designed Victorian pub with national emblems of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales incorporated into the leaded windows. This pub is often quite busy but with a mainly middle aged clientele. Food is traditional good value pub grub.

    • Patrick Kavanagh Telephone(0121) 449 5176 142 Trafalgar Road Birmingham B13 8BX

      This pub has two main rooms with a large bar at the front. Seating around with large TV showing Sky Sports.

    • Pavilion Telephone(0121) 444 6775 229 Alcester Road South Birmingham B14 6DT

      Marstons Pub, a local with many events such Saturday Disco, Karaoke, Poker , Quiz Night, etc. One room central bar pub with quiet area.

    • Physician Telephone(0121) 272 5900 Harborne Road Birmingham B15 3DH

      Large historic former BMI building used to house the vast Sampson Gangee Library for the History of Medicine converted into a pub. It is an upmarket establishment with several drinking and dining areas. A range of ales is available, often featuring a lot of local brews, and they are proud of their food, wine and gin and whisky lists as well. There is a secluded patio area, as well as picnic-style benching on other garden areas.

    • Pig & Tail Telephone(0121) 212 9964 12-13 Albion Street Birmingham B1 3EB

      Was closed for 19 years, but now refurbished & reopened in 2016.

    • Pitcher & Piano Telephone(0121) 643 0214 The Waters Edge, Brindley Place Birmingham B1 2HL

      Located in the centre of Brindley Place next to the canal and opposite the ICC. This two levelled bar has simple metal and wooden furnishings clearly with the aim to get as many people in as possible. The bar is a part of a chain but the food is freshly cooked with personal service. The beer is from the Marstons range.

    • Plough Telephone(0121) 427 3678 21 High Street Birmingham B17 9NT

      An attractive friendly neighbourhood pub that can get very busy. A good selection of beers; presently two regular beers and predominantly two changing locally brewed guest ales. The food menu features extensive home cooked food, with hand-stretched pizzas, homemade burgers and cuban fried sandwiches. Pizza 2-4-1 Mondays, Burgers 2-4-1 Tuesdays.

    • Post Office Vaults Telephone(0121) 643 7354 84 New Street Birmingham B2 4BA

      Situated very close to New Street Station with an excellent range of eight real ales and over 300 bottled and canned beers from around the world. Some of the ciders on offer may be real. This subterranean pub, entered through a single red door off New St near Victoria Square or from behind in Pinfold St, is a great place for connoisseurs of beer. Whilst food isn't served customers are welcome to bring their own; plates, cutlery & condiments are provided. There is also free play bar billiards.

    • Prince of Wales Telephone(0121) 449 4198 118 Alcester Road Birmingham B13 8EE

      Traditional Victorian pub that is a very lively place in the heart of Moseley village. At the front of the pub is a bar area with ten handpumps (only 3 still in use), a real fire and a TV showing sports. At the rear is a snug area and cigar emporium. There is a large heated partial tent area, ideal to use any time of the year. A cocktail bar is also outside selling numerous foreign beers and various wines.

    • Prince Of Wales Telephone(0121) 413 4180 84 Cambridge Street Birmingham B1 2NP

      Black Country Ales have taken over the pub. Renovation work is now complete and the pub is open for business.

      A tastefully restored Victorian back street local. The interior is a quirky blend of modern and traditional, with an L-shaped bar.

    • Pub Du Vin Telephone(0121) 200 0600 25 Church Street Birmingham B3 2NR

      The downstairs bar of the Hotel Du Vin. Central square bar with lounge style seating surrounding. Large screen tv and piped music is never obtrusive. The guest beer, like the two regulars are also locally sourced. Stocks vast range of wine and whiskeys with bookable tastings. Can be closed on varying days of the week for functions so check ahead. Beer orders can be made in the champagne bar and will be brought through to you when functions are on.

    • Pure Craft Bar & Kitchen Telephone(0121) 237 5666 30 Waterloo Street Birmingham B2 5TJ

      Pure Craft Bar and Kitchen was the first in the chain to open and is set in a traditional building with an industrial interior on Waterloo Street in the centre of the Business District. There are 6 cask and 16 craft beer lines plus a selection of 60 bottled craft beers Gourmet food is available, all food is made with beer, and the menu has been matched to the beers available. It is possible to book meals online The walls are adorned with modern art. There is also a cellar bar. Popular with local office workers. May close early on Sunday if quiet. Card payment only.

    • Queens Arms Telephone(0121) 236 3710 150 Newhall Street Birmingham B3 1RY

      A recently refurbished, classic Victorian corner pub, with exceptional outside tiled sign. A challenging quiz is held every Tuesday from 8.30pm. The pub is situated just outside the city centre, on the edge of the Jewellery Quarter. Will close early if quiet.

    • Queens Head 28 Steelhouse Lane Birmingham B4 6BJ

      Recently reopened as the Queens Head (both in tribute to its former name The Queen's Head and in honour of the Platinum Jubilee in 2022). Extensive work has been undertaken inside and out to give the pub the Davenport's feel.

      Food is served all day, with breakfast available from 9am on weekdays. An extensive menu has a good range of vegetarian options as well as pub classics. Afternoon Tea is availably by booking only.

      The pub was formerly the Jekyll and Hyde, a quirky and unique of a similar vein to The Victoria in John Bright Street.

    • Railway Telephone(0121) 643 7167 Hill Street Birmingham B1 1PU

      Formerly the Brighthouse. It has a smart appearance with images of the railway (it is opposite New Street Station) on the walls. Five handpulls on the main bar (Hill St side) serving national brands, and four more on the other bar (John Bright St side). Not all in use.

    • Raven Telephone(0121) 747 2482 Hodge Hill Road Birmingham B34 6DR

      Open Family friendly pub with a large Garden area.

    • Rectory Telephone(0121) 605 1001 50-54 Saint Paul's Square Birmingham B3 1QS

      Located at the edge of the Jewellery Quarter, in St Paul's square, The Rectory is a venue to gather with friends or colleagues for lunch, enjoy cocktails at night or indulge in brunch on Saturdays.

    • Red Beer'd 1891 Pershore Road Birmingham B30 3DJ

      Micropub with 2 cask handpulls, 10 keg taps, beers usually from Fownes, often Halton Turner & Leviathan, up to 4 ciders / perries from Hogans & Olivers. 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 & pints available. Card payment only. Comfier seating on the ground floor, chairs around barrels upstairs.

    • Red Lion Telephone(0121) 233 9144 95 Warstone Lane Birmingham B18 6NG

      Traditional two roomed pub. Food is served all day. A good sized function room is available. Comedy night every 3rd Monday of the month.

    • Red Lion Telephone(0121) 444 2803 229 Vicarage Road Birmingham B14 7LY

      This grade II listed imposing Neo-Gothic designed pub built in 1908 has an open plan design decorated in the Ember Inns style. The upstairs function room hosts a regular Wednesday Folk Club and regular bands throughout the year. Regular quizzes are held Sundays and Thursdays and poker on a Monday night. Ale price reduced on Monday (currently £2.50/pint).

    • Rock & Roll Brewhouse Telephone07969 759649 19 Hall St Birmingham B18 6BS

      Moved to new premises, as of Feb 2020. A quirky brewery Tap room bedecked with music memorabilia. There are usually three vegan friendly ales available when open, always including a dark ale to start with. Only open Friday evenings and Saturday afternoon. The bar staff and their knowledge of beer is excellent; the other shared love in the bar is music and there is a play list of what you are hearing on the wall. There is Hogan's cider available for non beer drinkers. Check Facebook and Twitter before visiting as they occasionally close for music festivals.

    • Roebuck Telephone(0121) 233 3666 16 Church Street Birmingham B3 2NP

      Busy city centre Fullers bar, situated close to St Philip's cathedral, recently (2021) reverting to more of a pub feel. Usually stocking three real ales. Craft beer also on tap, in Bottle & cans. Largely open plan with various alcoves. Private parties for up to 150 catered for.

    • Rose Villa Tavern Telephone(0121) 236 7910 172 Warstone Lane Birmingham B18 6JW

      A former red-bricked corner street pub owned Star Pubs & Bars. The interior is nicely unspoilt with lovely tiling and stained glass windows alongside some quirky modern features such as a red public telephone phone box. Ales feature alongside a cocktail list and cooked food. There are various forms of entertainment (quizzes, DJs) throughout the week. Can be noisy.

    • Rosey Mac's Telephone(0121) 382 4284 294 Gravelly Lane Birmingham B23 5SG
    • Rowheath Pavilion Telephone(0121) 458 1711 Heath Road Birmingham B30 1HH

      Set in a parkland. Runs a few small Beer Festivals a year.

    • Ruin Telephone(0121) 643 5811 92 Floodgate Street Birmingham B5 5SR

      The Ruin - a quirky take on an old pub building. Inspired by the DIY approach of some of Europe’s cooler cities and with a wide selection of keg, cask and bottle. Menu includes goulash, koftas and plenty of vegan and gluten free options. Roast dinners on Sundays. Regular food pop-ups.

    • Sacks Of Potatoes Telephone(0121) 503 5811 10 Gosta Green Birmingham B4 7ER

      A traditional lively pub set in the heart of the Aston University campus. The pub is popular with students and local office staff. Weekly quizzes, bi weekly karaoke.

    • Saint Paul's House Telephone(0121) 272 0999 15-20 Saint Paul's Square Birmingham B3 1QU

      This is a hotel bar and restaurant which has one large, welcoming room separated into several areas with quite background music playing. Lots of comfy seating was available and there were plenty staff. Most of the space seems to be set up for dining rather than drinking. The is an outside area/beer garden which has comfortable, plush seating and a retractable canopy. A cocktail/spirits bar can also be found in the outside area.

    • Saltley Inn Telephone(0121) 327 1042 37 Washwood Heath Road Birmingham B8 1RS

      Friendly pub where all are welcome including children & dogs. Caters for parties & functions. 22 En-suite accommodation available.

    • Scott Arms Telephone(0121) 358 7145 Newton Road Birmingham B43 6BN

      A friendly locals pub, situated on one of the busiest road junctions in Europe. Sports TV is shown throughout and food is available every day. The pub is split into two rooms, a large lounge and a small bar (the bar is 21+ only). On the last Saturday each month the pub has live entertainment (see social media for details). The pub is strictly over 18s only. Pay and display car park available.

    • Selly Park Tavern Telephone(0121) 472 4392 592 Pershore Road Birmingham B29 7HQ

      An Ember Inns redbricked pub dating to 1901, run by the same manager for over ten years whose clientele is varied. Although it is only a large one roomed pub there are smaller areas so you can still get privacy. The two regular and four guest ales are served by friendly staff. There is an active bowling club and a skittle alley at the rear. Less than one mile from Edgbaston Cricket Ground, it is handy for visiting fans.

    • Shakespeare Telephone(0121) 236 8702 31 Summer Row Birmingham B3 1JJ

      Victorian red-brick small city centre local, part of the Nicolson's brand, near the Jewellery Quarter. The traditional bar has a small hatch to serve the rear snug which has a wonderful 'old fashioned' feel. Regularly changing guest ales feature with a good selection of traditional pub food. Recently refurbished (summer 2022)

    • Shakespeare Inn Telephone(0121) 616 2196 Lower Temple Street Birmingham B2 4JD

      Nicholsons pub in the city centre, close to New Street station and the Metro. Impressive bar back with wood and glass. More relaxed seating at the rear, though there is strong emphasis on food and preference is given over to diners. Can get busy during evening & weekends. Outside seating is popular in decent weather.

    • Shard End No 1 Royal British Legion Club Telephone(0121) 747 3922 Hurst Lane Birmingham B34 7HP

      Roomy members clubs, costs £5 to join for the year. Food is served daily too. The real ale rotates a few times a week, it is never the same ale on twice. They have 2 hand pumps but only one pump in use at the moment.

    • Sheldon Hall Telephone(0121) 788 1135 Gressel Lane Birmingham B33 9US

      Sheldon Hall is a 16th-Century Grade II Listed Manor House now run by Crown Carveries. It is fairly open plan family friendly pub.

    • Sheldon Heath Social Club Telephone(0121) 743 6783 Brays Road Birmingham B26 1NS
    • Sheldon Marlborough Cricket Club Telephone(0121) 784 9191 Foliot Fields Birmingham B25 8RF

      Spacious Safe Family and pet friendly environment focused on the development and playing of Cricket with five senior teams and three junior teams playing at weekends and midweek. The club has a fun atmosphere and runs events for fundraising including Quiz nights, occasional Beer Festivals, and fun days.

    • Slug & Lettuce Telephone(0121) 633 3049 Waters Edge, Brindleyplace Birmingham B1 2HL

      In the centre of Brindley Place this bar is one that is modern yet comfortable with booths, sofas and soft seating. The bar can get busy in the evenings and the music can be loud. The food is unpretentious pub grub. Beer range tends to come from the Green King portfolio.

    • Sly Old Fox Telephone(0121) 622 5080 54-56 Hurst Street Birmingham B5 4TD

      Recently refurbished (2021) Victorian two roomed pub, with stained glass windows, located between Chinatown and the gay village. A central bar serves both a public room with wood brass decor and a carpeted lounge with comfortable seating. The venue is theatre themed with many framed posters adorning the walls. Can get busy with a mixed clientelle when performances are on at the Hippodrome Theatre opposite, or the nearby Glee Club. Guest beers are often from Backyard, Milestone and Slaters.

    • Soho Tavern Telephone(0121) 523 6476 407 Park Road Birmingham B18 5SR

      Definitely a phoenix from the ashes, this pub was run down and then closed for many years but is now refurbished to a high standard. Now a family run Bar & Grill. As is becoming common for the area the food range is mainly Indian with 2 real ales usually available. Vegetarian, vegan & gluten free options available.

    • Solomon Cutler Telephone(0121) 366 9320 Broad Street Birmingham B1 2DS

      Large open plan Lloyd No. 1. As it is a part of the Wetherspoons chain the beer range can at times be quite exciting. As it is a Lloyds it can get very loud with music in the evening and late night and can charge to get in.

    • Sommar Brew Co Unit 3b, Utilita Arena, Canal side Birmingham B1 2AA

      Brewpub and tap for the Sommar brewery, with the brewkit on display within the premises. Twenty beer lines are a mix of keg & key-keg, about 50/50 between Sommar & other micro-breweries from around the country. Flights of four thirds available. Food is predominantly burgers and chicken, though guest caterers do appear from time to time. Newly opened post lockdown. Live beer menu available on Untappd, also shown on a large screen by the bar. Can get busy when events are held at the NIA due to its location.

    • Spotted Dog Telephone(0121) 772 3822 104 Warwick Street Birmingham B12 0NH

      A multi-roomed traditional pub of Irish character, old fashioned & family owned since the 80's. Rugby & Irish Sports are shown on large screen TVs. Features an extensive covered patio garden and smoking area with heaters, large real fireplace, barbeque, projection screen and eclectic adornments. Traditional Irish music nights on alternate Mondays, Jazz nights on Tuesdays. Home of Na Madrai Golf Society and the Digbeth O'lympics. Can be busy when Birmingham City play at home. Usually a cask mild available.

    • Spread Eagle Telephone(0121) 708 0194 1146a Warwick Road Birmingham B27 6BL

      The Spread Eagle is a JD Wetherspoon house (opened Nov 1999) in the heart of Acocks Green, opposite Sainsburys. It is compact and spread out in an open plan arrangement. There are many interesting photos (with information) about famous local historical figures. It is very popular with locals and shoppers. There is a good sized car park at the back.

    • Square Peg Telephone(0121) 236 6530 115 Corporation Street Birmingham B4 6PH

      Much improved Wetherspoon outlet in the heart of the central drinking circuit. Sited in the former Lewis’s department store, at 82½ feet boasts the longest bar in Birmingham. Can get very crowded after work and Friday and Saturday evenings. The pub also has a community notice board on display/ The food is typical Wetherspoon's fayre, with a food hygiene rating of five stars. On entering the main door you are greeted with a blackboard showing up to 20 real ales.

    • St Bernards Grange Telephone(0121) 743 2197 Barrows Lane Birmingham B26 1QJ

      A family based Pub.

    • Station Telephone(0121) 444 8749 7 High Street Birmingham B14 7BB

      A popular busy pub as you head into Kings Heath. Nice simple tasting food menu. Open Mic night every Sun 4-7pm. Music every Tues 9pm - 11.30pm in back room. Various board games to play. Quiz every Mon evening at 8.30pm.

    • Stirchley Wines & Spirits Telephone(0121) 459 9936 1535/1537 Pershore Road Birmingham B30 2JH

      Established in 1979, Stirchely Wines & Spirits has been providing a wide and varied selection of real ale & craft beer. It has been named as a top place to get a beer in ihe world by RateBeer Best Awards for the year 2013/2014.

    • Subside Telephone(0121) 622 5700 57 Digbeth High Street Birmingham B5 6DA

      Subside is the dedicated rock and alternative music bar Friday & Saturday open till 6:30am. Real ales can include Adnams, Sharps and Robinsons. Music nights mainly take place Thursday and Sundays. Student night every Wednesday. Pool tables have cues available for a refundable £5 deposit.

    • Sun On The Hill Telephone(0121) 448 7966 23 Bennett's Hill Birmingham B2 5QP

      An open dark wooden. bare bricked interior, the Sun on the Hill is an established place for DJs and live music throughout the week, which means it can get busy and loud. However music isn't on the place is comfortable, with ales from regional brewers and good quality, cheap food.

    • Swan Telephone(0121) 350 7836 65 High Street Birmingham B23 6SA

      This dated décor corner pub has a split level seating area.

    • Tap & Spile Telephone(0121) 272 5278 10-16 Gas Street Birmingham B1 2JT

      Recently relaunched as a craft beer and ale pub. The Tap & Spile is situated by the canal and dates back to 1821. There is the main entrance on Gas Street and another one on the canalside. The interior is one that is simple and wooden with some original fixtures and fittings.

    • Tennis Court Telephone(0121) 356 8124 Walsall Road Birmingham B42 1TY

      Large, open plan pub serving good food. Two real ales served, Pedigree and one guest ale. Main meals are served from noon until just before 9pm. Pub has a beer garden at the rear. Car park is pay and display.

    • Three Horse shoes Telephone(0121) 742 1084 2102 Coventry Road Birmingham B26 3JA

      A typical local sizzling pub.

    • Thurlestone Telephone(0121) 475 7111 Thurlestone Road Birmingham B31 4PD
    • Tilt Telephone(0121) 643 1048 2 City Arcade Birmingham B2 4TX

      Craft beer micropub in the city centre, well known for beers from micro-breweries both near & far. Always changing beer list from 18 draught lines and 50+ bottled & canned beers from the fridge available to drink in or take away. Speciality Coffee, Loose Leaf Tea, & Cake also available. Seating over three floors, consisting basic wooden tables & chairs. A large collection of pinball machines are a unique feature that attracts avid players.

      Some beers served from key keg and therefore may be considered real ale, ask the staff or see the beer info clipboards to determine which.

      Redecorated during lockdown, with a full refurb/rebuild of the unisex toilets.

    • Toby Carvery Telephone(0121) 748 7675 Chester Road Birmingham B36 0AG

      Nice traditional red brick building which upon entering looks like the usual Toby branded pubs. That is by no means a negative comment as the pub is comfortable and functional. As with all Toby's food is the main focus here.

    • Toby Carvery Telephone(0121) 423 3895 563 Hagley Road Birmingham B32 1HP
    • Toby Carvery Telephone(0121) 744 1041 Stratford Road Birmingham B28 9ES
    • Toby Carvery Telephone(0121) 742 6201 2225 Coventry Rd Birmingham B26 3EH

      A typical family friendly Toby Carvery

    • Towers Telephone(0121) 358 4627 636 Walsall Road Birmingham B42 1EY

      Car park is pay and display. Pub is open plan and has a separate upstairs area for meals/private dining. Pub is a Sizzling pub. Breakfast is served 9am-12pm. Main menu served 12pm-10pm.

    • Trocadero Telephone(0121) 643 6107 17 Temple Street Birmingham B2 5BG

      'The Troc' as it is affectionately known, always has a friendly atmosphere. It's tucked away on Temple Street, the Trocadero is a grade II listed local with a lovely tiled exterior. Inside it is a long narrow pub that can make it look busy but more seating is found at the rear. Differing areas & seating down the length of the pub. Can be very busy when sporting events are shown on the large screen TVs. Real ale tends to be from regional or large breweries.

    • Tyburn House Telephone(0121) 747 2128 Kingsbury Road Birmingham B35 6AA

      This pub is situated on the major road junction of the Chester Road, Kingsbury Road and Fazeley canal. At present it is a Sizzling pub chain that has an open plan interior.

    • Victoria Telephone(0121) 633 9439 48 John Bright Street Birmingham B1 1BN

      The proximity of this pub to a theatre gives it a thespian air and is popular with patrons of the nearby Alexandra Theatre. The bar is in the centre of the pub and is surrounded by drinking areas with quirky Art work on the walls. There is a music and film quiz on a Wednesday night @ 7:30, live music on a Thursday, a DJ on a Friday and a club night on a Saturday. It has some benches for outside drinking.

    • Villa Tavern Telephone(0121) 326 7466 307 Nechells Park Road Birmingham B7 5PD

      Situated a short walk from Aston station and Lichfield Road, easily accessible from the city centre. A splendid Victorian style pub, with intact bar, lounge and function room. Much original tiling and floors retained in the vestibule area. A traditonal community pub, well frequented by locals, and offering darts, pool and a regular quiz. Food is served every day except match days. Real Ale is on for Aston Villa home match weekends, with 4 handpulls.

    • Village Telephone(0121) 449 7664 179 Alcester Road Birmingham B13 8JR

      Large, open plan pub on the southern end of Moseley High Street. Emphasis is on food, with an extensive menu of good quality meals. Sunday lunches are popular. The garden offers both uncovered and covered drinking and dining thanks to their glass garden room. Toilets upstairs with disabled access WC available on the ground floor - ask at the bar. Car park is pay and display.

    • Village Green Telephone(0121) 384 6785 Marsh Hill, Stockland Green Birmingham B23 7DS

      Has been changed into a large open spaced family pub split into two areas by a partial length barrier and has a secluded side area seating 14 people. Has several T.V Screens.

    • Vine Telephone(0121) 454 7943 Ruston Street Birmingham B16 8BB

      Traditional corner pub with real ales and an all-day menu. Has TV sport and a pool table.

    • Vine Telephone(0121) 428 3946 310 High Street Birmingham B17 9PU

      A Typical Sizzling Pub.

    • Ware House Cafe Telephone(0121) 633 0261 54-57 Allison Street Birmingham B5 5TH

      You are able to buy a beer without having to buy food.

    • Wellington Telephone(0121) 200 3115 37 Bennetts Hill Birmingham B2 5SN

      A specialist real ale pub & a stalwart of Birmingham’s real ale scene, this city centre pub has the feel of a community local at the heart of the second city. This pioneering pub offers 27 hand pulls over two floors, dispensing well kept ale and 3 traditional ciders. A huge range of whiskies is available; the ground floor offering scotch, with the rest of the world represented on the first floor bar. The suntrap roof terrace is a hidden urban gem. Regular quiz every Sunday, folk nights and cheese night each month. Food is not served but you’re welcome to bring your own – plates, cutlery and condiments are provided.

    • Westley Arms Telephone(0121) 706 4312 89 Westley Road Birmingham B27 7UJ

      Hotel bar belonging to Best Western hotels open to members of the public. The bar itself is comfortable and modern, with a nice stained glass ceiling light. The beers tend to be from local micros.

    • White Horse Telephone(0121) 608 7641 2 York Street Birmingham B17 0HG

      Small, friendly, traditional community pub just off Harborne High Street, serving beers from Ostlers brewery, based at the back of the pub, and guest beers. The larger of two rooms had seating around a large TV that shows SKY/BT sporting events. The smaller room features 4 rotating craft beers on key keg, from small local or regional breweries. Check what’s on in real time via the website Beerboard. Live music at the weekend, quizzes Tuesday & Thursday

    • White House Telephone(0121) 241 6930 99 New John Street West Birmingham B19 3TZ

      This is the only Holden's pub within Birmingham. Maybe open later for special occasions. Provision of Real Ale can be intermittent.

    • White Swan Telephone(0121) 622 7277 276 Bradford Street Birmingham B12 0QY

      Classic Victorian pub at the heart of Digbeth, reopened as a free house for the first time in its 122 year history, after a 2 year closure. Two roomed unspoilt Victorian red-bricked pub identified by CAMRA as having a nationally important historic interior with classic Victorian tiles. Main drinking area has wooden bar with large bar back and etched mirrors with stools and bench seating around walls. Impressive ornately tiled hallway leads to a small lounge and smoking area. Close to Digbeth coach station.

    • White Swan Telephone(0121) 454 2359 Harborne Road, Chad Valley Birmingham B15 3TT

      Large, roadside pub on the edge of Harborne. A number seating areas throughout with a separate dining area. Patio style outside drinking area.

    • Wildcat Tap Telephone(0121) 213 2623 1381-1383 Pershore Road Birmingham B30 2JR

      The Wildcat Tap is an independent pub on the Pershore Road in Stirchley, Birmingham. This bar is much changed from the original Wildcat from just down the road and is spacious for a micro pub with adequate seating although does get busy at weekends with a mixed aged group clientele in attendance. Beer range of cask and keg is adventurous and interesting, with 5 cask on handpump and 8 craft keg lines, complemented by a selection of bottled craft beers, gin, whisky and soft drinks. Convenient for buses 27, 45, 47 and 146 and close to Bournville train station

    • William Tyler Telephone(0121) 789 5860 140 Church Road Birmingham B25 8UT

      Wetherspoon pub that is a former Woolworth's store, excellently converted. Historical murals adorn the walls and on the ceiling are paintings of Nigel Mansall, Murray Walker and Tony Hancock. There are books for customers to read while enjoying their beer. Also the light arrangements are made of bottles and wine glasses, a must see for an architectural point of view and a great example of a community local in an area that is sparse for pubs.

    • Windsor Telephone(0121) 633 3013 33 Cannon Street Birmingham B2 5EE

      An open plan yet cosy traditional pub just off the New Street shopping area. It's a pub in the heart of the city where many are bars and try to be sophisticated. There is always a variety of ales on offer, with central prominence on the bar. There is a poker night on Tuesdays and quiz night on Wednesdays. There is simple good pub grub & TVs to watch sports.

    • Woodman Telephone(0121) 643 4960 New Canal Street Birmingham B5 5LG

      Lovingly restored Victorian-era pub with original features preserved, including a gilded and etched mirror at the centre of the bar, period tiles and the old smoke room with (now discontinued) bell pushes in the wall for table service. Hearty good value pub food served every day. Terrace overlooks Eastside Park, popular with local students and skateboarders. Regular live music showcases varied talent form the adjacent Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in the well-appointed function room. Student groups sit cheek by jowl with older pub regulars to create a lively and vibrant atmosphere.

    • Yenton Telephone(0121) 384 1872 Sutton Road Birmingham B23 5TW

      A light airy family based pub.

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  • Solihull
    • Airside Telephone(0121) 782 8823 Departure Lounge, Birmingham Airport Solihull B26 3QJ
    • Atrium Telephone0870 761 0547 NEC Solihull B40 1NT

      Opening times vary depending on shows being run, pub will be closed if Halls in the near vicinity are closed. Real ale availibility is hit and miss because of this.

    • Little Owl Telephone(0121) 781 0331 Bickenhill Parkway Solihull B40 1QA

      A large Vintage Inns pub and restaurant situated close to NEC, Airport and Birmingham Business Park, as well as M42 and M6. This traditional pub offers a good contrast to the modern offerings in the surrounding areas, with its homely beams, brick and large real fire. It is also provides a source of real ale in an area with little choice.

    • Piazza Telephone(0121) 767 9140 Unit A, NEC Solihull B40 1NT

      These opening times are dependent on trade and shows.