Pub & Club Guide
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Birmingham Branch Real Ale Pubs and Clubs
- 1000 Trades
ku.gro.sedart0001@ofni(0121) 233 6291
16 Frederick Street
Bare boards and brickwork bar with two distinct areas. The front and bar area offers a small number of tables around an open fire, while the raised rear section has booth style seating for eating and drinking. Up to four cask beers are served, generally from small local and regional breweries along with four keg lines for craft beers. The food is upmarket and from guest chefs and pop-ups. Recent offerings have included POSH hot sandwiches from local chef Dan Lee who was champion of Masterchef: The Professionals in 2021, Pan Asian street food, and Caribbean fusion. Sunday lunches are popular and booking is advised. The upstairs room hosts a variety of events including open mic, theatre and themed music nights. It is available to hire for functions. The pin badge wall downstairs honours this 19th century building's history. Card payment only.
- Actress & Bishop
ku.oc.pohsibdnassertcaeht@ofni(0121) 236 7426
36 Ludgate Hill
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.
ku.oc.tnaruatsersmada@ofni(0121) 643 3745
New Oxford House, 16 Waterloo Street
Michelin-stared restaurant in the heart of the city.
- Amber Tavern
(0121) 429 1657
321 Hagley Road West
Part of the Sizzling Pub & Grill brand, so expect an emphasis on food.
moc.htebgidrohcnaeht@nailuj(0121) 622 4516
308 Bradford Street
A Grade II listed building, on CAMRA's national historic inventory. The multi-room pub serves up to four hand-pulled ales and one key-keg ale at any one time. Supports local breweries. Can get very busy when Birmingham City are playing at home. Dog-friendly with free treats. Halves marked up above pro-rata. Card-carrying CAMRA members receive 25p off a pint of cask.
- Arthur Robertson
(0121) 332 5910
51-53 One Stop Retail Park, Walsall Road
A popular large open plan 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 guest ales available alongside the standard offerings when possible and it serves the standard Wetherspoon's food menu. It can get very busy when Aston Villa are playing at home.
- Aston Manor Cricket Club
ku.oc.tekcircronamnotsa@bulc(0121) 356 6537
Fully licensed club bar for the local cricket team. The lounge features a snooker room. The function room can be hired for private events of up to 100 people.
- Aston Old Edwardians Rugby Club
(0121) 373 5746
Real Ale is put on at the weekend.
- Aston Tavern
ku.oc.nrevatnotsa@ofni(0121) 328 0095
Aston Hall Road
Large Victorian styled pub, fully restored with various sofas, antique clocks and paintings on the wall. Victorian themed teas are served. Only open weekdays and when Aston Villa are playing at home. Door may be locked, in which case ring bell for entry. The pub dog doesn't like men. Not a pub on matchdays as entrance is £3 for adults, no charge for minors.
- Attic Brew Co
29B Mary Vale Road
Attic was founded in 2018 with the brewery & taproom expanding rapidly since. A large industrial unit with basic bar installed alongside the brewery, nevertheless a welcoming environment. Numerous keg taps serve Attic beers of many styles along with occasional guests. Have now installed a handpull serving their Intuition beer on cask. Card payment only. Street food vendor changes weekly (usually only available Friday and Saturday).
(0121) 632 5445
Burlington Arcade, New Street
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 ku.oc.gnikeneerg@1371(0121) 733 7944 Baldwin Lane Birmingham B28 0QB
- Bartons Arms
moc.smrasnotrabeht@reganam(0121) 333 5988
144 High Street
A famous Grade II* listed pub, famous for its historic, Victorian interior. Two Oakham ales are always available, alongside a small but everchanging range of locally sourced guests. The Thai restaurant at the rear serves quality food that can also be eaten at the bar. A large function room is available for hire, accessed via the ornate Minton-tiled staircase. The pub gets very busy before and after Villa home games, with away fans welcome.
- Bear & Staff
(0121) 471 4207
861 Bristol Road
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.
ku.oc.gnikeneerg@2371(0121) 358 6652
116 Thornbridge Ave
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 (0121) 270 7163 2 College Street Birmingham B31 2US
email@example.com(0121) 428 4609
11 Old Church Road
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.
ku.oc.gnikeneerg@3571(0121) 441 4190
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
(0121) 724 0399
Unit 15 Stirchley Trading Estate, Hazelwell Road
Craft beer brewery and tap on Stirchley Trading Estate. The tap is open Thursday to Sunday, serving up to four cask beers and four kegs, including one low/no option. Also serves locally made ciders, as well as wines, spirits and soft drinks. Food is available at weekends from a changing lineup of street food vendors. A large outdoor seating area is available during summer months.
- Black Eagle
(0121) 523 4008
16 Factory Road
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.
- Black Horse
(0121) 477 1800
Bristol Road South
A Grade II listed Brewer's Tudor pub. It appears on CAMRA's National Historic Inventory pub after being refurbished and reopened by J D Wetherspoon in 2010. Built in 1929 to the a Bateman & Bateman design, this Midland roadhouse replaced an earlier, smaller pub that had been on the site. A multi-room pub with extravagant half-timbered exterior, baronial hall with tie-beam roof, and barrel-vaulted lobby. There is a large carpark to the side and a bowling green to the rear. A function room is available upstairs.
moc.liamg@mahbdaehenob(0121) 439 5757
8 Lower Severn Street
Fried Chicken and Craft Beer Bar. All draught beer is keg or keykeg.
- Bournville Working Mens Social Club
(0121) 458 1358
91 Mary Vale Road
A nine gallon guest real ale (changes weekly) goes on Friday lunchtime until sold.
ku.oc.sbupetagenots@teertsdaorbesuohssarb(0121) 633 3383
44 Broad Street
This is a large multi roomed pub at the City Centre end of Broad Street. 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 (0121) 457 6630 Ashbrook Drive Birmingham B45 9FP
- Briar Rose
(0121) 634 8100
25 Bennetts Hill
This large, city centre JD Wetherspoon has a number of eating and drinking areas. The main bar can get busy, especially after work and at weekends. Food and drink are the usual Wetherspoon's fare but guest beers can be interesting. Decorated in a 1930s art deco style, wall decorations show a number of prints and photographs of well-known Birmingham people and landmarks. The pub is named after paintings by Edward Burne-Jones, who was born over the road. Accommodation is available upstairs.
- Bristol Pear
firstname.lastname@example.org(0121) 414 9980
676 Bristol Road
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
moc.liamg@kaohsitirbsgnikoob(0121) 758 5855
1364 Pershore Road
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.
ku.oc.mahgnimribllubeht@ofnI(0121) 333 6757
1 Price Street
A quirky country style pub in the centre of Birmingham, near Aston University. This friendly staffed popular backstreet 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.
- Bull's Head
(0121) 486 2810
77 The Green
Large Marston's pub on the edge of the village green. The pub is a listed building, with a large function room with separate bar. Car parking is free for customers. Live sports shown, see website for details.
- Bulls Head moc.clpbm@302600nub(0121) 702 0931 Stratford Road Birmingham B28 9EF
moc.tsubodnub@mahgnimrib(0121) 274 9555
38 Bennetts Hill
Opened in 2023 as the first Bundobust location in the Midlands. The pub serves up to fifteen keg beers, predominantly from their own brewery in Manchester or collaborations with other craft brewers, but you can also expect solo offerings from other well-known craft breweries. There are also four handpulls on the bar, with one serving their own cask beer offering.
The venue itself is a mash up of Indo-Anglo design with canteen style seating and Bollywood posters alongside the building's original features. Toilets are downstairs so may not be accessible for all.
This pub is handily located next door to the famous Wellington, so forms part of a very agreeable pub trail from New Street and up Bennetts Hill.
- Burning Soul Brewery
Unit 1 Mott Street Industrial Estate
A brewery and taproom just off Great Hampton Street in Hockley. They serve 11 keykeg lines and one hand pull for cask beer (all meeting CAMRA's definition of live beer). Situated on an industrial estate, the decor is functional but comfortable. There is outdoor decking for the warmer months. A good range of canned beer is available. Opening hours can vary, check social media for details. Card payment preferred.
- Cambridge ku.oc.gnikeneerg@4671(0121) 475 0126 6 College Street Birmingham B31 2US
- Castle & Falcon moc.noclafdnaeltsac@cinimod(0121) 440 4278 402 Moseley Road Birmingham B12 9AT
- Charlie Hall
(0121) 384 2716
49 Barnabas Road
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
moc.sderyrrehc@elpoep(0121) 643 5716
88-92 John Bright Street
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 two cask ales, often including one from Birmingham Brewing Co, 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.
ku.oc.qjhcruhceht@olleh(0121) 523 5200
22 Great Hampton Street
Refurbished and reopened in August 2022. This Everards pub describes itself as a pub and dining room. They typically serves four cask ales and food is available 12-9. Expect to see snacks and small plates. The rooftop garden is particularly popular during summer months and is a great space to escape the city. Card payment only.
- Clumsy Swan
(0121) 783 3777
1 Stoney Lane
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.
ku.oc.pateromloc@ofni(0121) 238 1041
116 Colmore Row
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
ku.oc.llirgxofreppoc@ofni(0121) 427 8496
156 Quinton Road
Reopened as the Copper Fox in 2017. A desi pub with a large open L- shaped room.
- Cotteridge Wines
(0121) 458 2501
1825 Pershore Road
Awarded the UK'S Best Bottle Shop 2013/2014/2015/2016/2017 by RateBeer. Over 1400 craft beers in bottles & cans.
- Country Girl
(0121) 472 7639
1 Raddlebarn Road
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 quizzes throughout the week. Refurbished in 2023.
- Court Oak
(0121) 428 4533
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
(0121) 449 3230
298 Yardley Wood Road
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.
ku.oc.gnikeneerg@1871(0121) 742 3256
77 Cranes Park Road
A very large Hungry Horse family dinning pub.
- Craven Arms
moc.oohay@smranevarceht(0121) 643 2852
Upper Gough Street
This early 19th-century former Holder's outlet, restored and refurbished in 2022 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, six changing guest casks come from breweries across Birmingham and the West Midlands. Three changing craft keg lines. Cider available. Cobs, pork pies and sausage rolls are available at most times and a real fire may await when cold.
(0121) 747 3922
Private members club open seven days a week. £5 fee to join. New members always welcome. Friendly atmosphere with food served daily. Membership not required to eat. All food under £8. Live music every Friday 5-8pm. There is an upstairs garden where, in summer, they host BBQs, curry nights and entertainment.
email@example.com(0121) 382 6821
911 Chester Road
A Single Storey open plan pub.
- Dragon Inn
(0121) 622 7850
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
(0121) 366 7205
11 Old Oscott Lane
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.
(0121) 452 5951
176-184 Hagley Road
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.
- Elizabeth Of York
(0121) 442 5250
12A St Marys Row
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org(0121) 748 5817
A typical 60s style two room pub.
- Fighting Cocks
ku.oc.yelesomskcocgnithgifeht@yriuqne(0121) 449 0811
1 Saint Mary's Row
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
(0121) 633 0917
236-239 Broad Street
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.
ku.oc.reppalfeht@ofni(0121) 236 2421
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.
ku.oc.efacnedragnehctik@srehctelf(0121) 443 4725
7A York Road
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
(0121) 622 1452
102 Wrentham Street
Bar & hotel located just off Hurst Street in the heart of Birmingham's gay village.
- Garden House
(0121) 454 8315
160 Hagley Road
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.
- Glasshouse Tap
Unit 6B - Waterside Business Park
Brewery and tap for Glasshouse Brewery. Situated in an industrial estate alongside the canal, access is either from Pershore Road (and snake your way through the industrial estate) or from the path alongside the canal. Street food is usually available from changing vendors. Cask beer now available permanently alongside half a dozen of keg taps. Closed from 24 December through to the end of January.
- Golden Hind
(0121) 356 6847
2 Roomed pub with a small bar and large lounge, Pub serves 1 real ale – Greene King IPA. Bar has a dartboard.
- Good Intent
ku.tnetnidoogeht@tcatnoc(0121) 572 5788
32-33 Great Western Arcade
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
ku.oc.sbupetagenots@kaOylleS.esooG(0121) 472 3186
561 Bristol Road
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
email@example.com(0121) 359 0044
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
(0121) 478 1254
158 Church Street
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
moc.clpbm@701620nub(0121) 428 3581
2 High Street
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
(0121) 236 5853
The Priory Queensway
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.
(0121) 605 3504
361 Court Lane
Newly refurbished (April 2018) small local pub now serving 2 real ales doom bar and 1 guest which is from the national breweries.
(0121) 554 3120
279 Grove Lane
The Grove, based on Grove Lane, is one of the oldest pubs in Handsworth (1891).
- Gunmakers Arms
moc.smrasrekamnug@ofni(0121) 236 8486
92 Bath Street
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 Student Night on Monday with a quiz, Open Mic on Wednesday, Karaoke on Saturday and live music on a Sunday.
Food is Chinese and Mongolian, provided by a local takeaway.
- Harborne Club
ku.oc.bulcenrobraheht@yraterces(0121) 427 1638
39 Albany Road
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
firstname.lastname@example.org(0121) 428 3121
109 High Street
Harborne Stores is situated in the middle of Harborne. On Friday and Saturday night a live DJ 7pm to midnight.
- Hare & Hounds
ku.oc.htaehsgniksdnuohdnaerah@ofni(0121) 444 2081
106 High Street
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.
(0121) 486 3638
Large roadside pub, part of the Sizzling Pub & Grill brand.
- Head of Steam
email@example.com(0121) 643 6824
Somerset House, 36 Temple Street
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. Seven handpulls showcase Camerons' own beers and offerings from local and national breweries. Keg lines include international beers such as Delirium and La Chouffe. Wide range of beers from around the world in bottles and cans.
- Hen & Chickens
moc.liamg@yelkcohsnekcihcdnaneh(0121) 236 3121
27 Constitution Hill
Desi pub on the edge of the Jewellery Quarter and in easy reach of the city centre. Serves a mix of authentic curries and side dishes alongside their famous mixed grill. Popular with sports fans thanks to screens throughout the pub.
- High Field
moc.sbuphcaep@dleifhgih(0121) 227 7068
22 Highfield Road
A modern high end gastro pub.
ku.oc.liamtoh@buPyrubhgiH(0121) 472 8630
Community pub named for the nearby Highbury Hall. Family friendly with food available and live sports shown. Live music on regularly.
- Hop & Scotch
moc.murbhctocspoh@ofni(0121) 679 8807
9 Institute Rd, Birmingham
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
(0121) 427 7904
19 Metchley Lane
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. It 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 (refurbished April 2022).
(0121) 789 5920
991 Alum Rock Road
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.
(0121) 441 3833
611 Alcester Road South
Canal side traditional friendly pub, with bar, lounge and function room. Tea and coffee available at all times.
- Horseshoe Bar ku.oc.rabeohsesroheht@ofni(0121) 777 2340 1214 Stratford Road Birmingham B28 9BH
- Hunters Moon
ku.oc.gnikeneerg@3271(0121) 749 2595
220 Coleshill Road
Part of the Greene King Hungry Horse chain. Food is a big focus here which tends to be cheap and cheerful. Quiz night Wednesdays. Karaoke Friday night, DJ Saturday night. Live band every last Wednesday.
- Indian Brewery Snowhill
(0121) 296 9000
Arch 16, Queensway Arches, 214 Livery Street
Taphouse for the nearby (Aston) Indian Brewery. Contemporary chic venue consisting two railway arches with plenty of bench seating. Kitchen provides Indian street food. Warning: Unreasonably large markup on halves.
- Ivy Leaf Social Club
(0121) 743 3549
2296 Coventry Road
Saturday may be closed for functions
- Jewellers Arms
(0121) 212 0347
23 Hockley Street
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
(0121) 706 9656
262 Clay Lane
ku.oc.enrobrahnoitcnujeht@yriuqne(0121) 428 2635
212 High Street
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
ku.oc.llirgdnagekeht@ynot(0121) 632 6231
52 Upper Gough Street
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 is also a wide selection of authentic Indian food available daily, made on site from fresh ingredients.
- Kings Head
(0121) 277 4130
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
ku.oc.bulcstropshtaehsgnik@ofni(0121) 444 1913
Charlton House, 247 Alcester Road South
A welcoming two-roomed sports club, just south of Kings Heath. Upon entering, the right-hand room is a small, cosy lounge, while the left-hand room is a large sports bar complete with two large TV screens, a darts board and several snooker tables. There is parking to the front of the building, as well as a large Pay and Display car park to the rear. Poker night Monday, darts Tuesday, Curry night Wednesday. CAMRA members are asked to sign the visitors guest book.
- Lamp Tavern
(0121) 688 1220
157 Barford Street
A hidden gem of a pub, almost the last of its kind, on the edge of Digbeth. Run by the same landlord since 1993. The pub has a homely feel despite its industrial location with a small single bar. Closes early if no customers, so ring ahead if intending a later visit. Function room at the back holds about 35 people. Rugby shown if on terrestrial TV. Folk club on Friday evenings. The bar is cash only, nearest cash points are on Digbeth High Street or Hurst Street.
- Loco Lounge ku.oc.segnuoleht@ocol(0121) 444 1296 32/34 High Street Birmingham B14 7JT
- London & North Western
(0121) 643 7860
Birmingham New Street station
This Wetherspoons opened in Grand Central/New Street Station in November 2022 after a £2.4million conversion. The pub is named after the Victorian rail company that originally operated between Birmingham and the capital. Standard Wetherspoons offering is available, including food throughout the day. Children welcome until 9pm each day.
- Lost & Found
ku.oc.dnuofdnatsol-eht@ofni(0121) 643 9293
8 Bennett's Hill
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
(0121) 633 4171
75 King Edward's Road
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.
- Manor Farm
(0121) 747 2908
This is a Farmhouse Inn family friendly pub with a Wacky Warehouse.
- Midland Art Centre Arena Bar
ku.oc.stracam@ofni(0121) 446 3232
Cannon Hill Park
Closing times may vary according to what functions are on.
- Moseley Rugby Club
ku.oc.ybguryelesom@ofni(0121) 443 3631
Yardley Wood Road
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
(0121) 451 1090
1 Wharf Road
Reopened December 2021 as a Wetherspoon after a sympathetic refurbishment and extension of the original premises, following three years of closure. One large, open plan room with plenty of seating and a long bar across the back. There are more secluded areas at the edges. The pub has exposed timbers and brickwork and an open fireplace. Large number of old photos and information on King's Norton Green, which is nearby, the surrounding area, and historic local persons. Usual Wetherspoon food and beer range but guest beers can be interesting, from smaller breweries. There is a large outdoor paved drinking area to the front and rear.
- New Inn
ku.oc.bupxineohp@mahgnimriB.nnIweN(0121) 792 6027
74 Vivian Road
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.
- North Taproom: Snow Hill
moc.gniwerbhtron@patllihwons(0121) 227 8181
Unit 1 Snow Hill, Queensway
Opened in November 2022, this is North Brewing's first venue outside of their hometown of Leeds. Cask beers from North are available (weekends only) as well as 14 keg taps featuring their own beers and some from local breweries, such as Attic. There are two fridges filled with bottles and cans that can be purchased for consumption on site or take away. Wine, cocktails and coffee are also available.
Food is available every day from Little Bao Boy (card payment only). There is step free access with low-height tables and an accessible toilet. Outdoor seating is available (British weather permitting). Well behaved dogs always welcome.
- Norton's of Digbeth
moc.htebgidsnotron@retep(0121) 250 4241
39-45 Meriden Street
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.
(0121) 428 3946
310 High Street
Rebranded as O'Neill's in summer 2023.
- Old Contemptibles
(0121) 200 3310
176 Edmund Street
A Nicholsons pub very popular with office workers in central Birmingham. Handily located close to Snow Hill Station. A large, single wood-paneled room is divided into distinct drinking areas, with a cosy snug at the rear. A changing range of beers are served from seven hand pulls on the bar. The pub name derives from the British Expeditionary Force who fought in France in the First World War. Hearty food is available.
- Old Court
firstname.lastname@example.org(0121) 443 5293
70 High Street
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
moc.nworcdloeht@xela(0121) 248 1368
188 High Street
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
ku.oc.snnirebme@landersdnuohdnaerahdloeht(0121) 457 9743
426 Lickey Road
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
(0121) 427 8756
193 Lordswood Road
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
ku.oc.srelluf@kcotstniojdlo(0121) 200 1892
4 Temple Row West
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
moc.liamg@smrayelesomdlo(0121) 440 1954
53 Tindal Street
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.
- Patrick Kavanagh
bup.yelesomvaktap@ofni(0121) 449 5176
142 Trafalgar Road
Large pub just off the high street in Moseley. There are several hand pumps serving real ale. Large screen show sports. There is a beer garden to the rear of the pub. Food can be ordered from the pizza shop across the road to be delivered to the pub, when open.
email@example.com(0121) 444 6775
229 Alcester Road South
Marstons Pub, a local with many events such Saturday Disco, Karaoke, Poker , Quiz Night, etc. One room central bar pub with quiet area.
ku.oc.ecirpdnagninnurb@naicisyhp(0121) 272 5900
An upmarket pub located in the large historic former BMI building that used to house the vast Sampson Gangee Library for the History of Medicine. It has been sympathetically converted to a multi-room pub with an emphasis on good food. The main bar has high tables and chairs with easy chair seating around an open fireplace. The subsequent rooms are laid out for food with dining tables and chairs. A range of ales are available along with wines, gins and spirits. The extensive food menu changes daily.
- Pig & Tail
ku.oc.liatdnagipeht@nimda(0121) 236 6676
12-13 Albion Street
Formerly George and Dragon, closed in 1997, but reopened in 2016 after extensive refurbishment. Grade II listed. Focus on craft beer and food with regular kitchen takeovers.
ku.oc.enrobrahhguolpeht@eciffo(0121) 427 3678
21 High Street
A food-led pub in the heart of Harborne. 2-4-1 pizzas all day Monday (not Bank Holiday), 2-4-1 burgers all day Tuesday. Sunday night is Quiz Night, starting at 7:30pm. Beer can be expensive compared to other local watering holes. Card payment only.
- Post Office Vaults
ku.oc.stluaveciffotsop@netxis(0121) 643 7354
84 New Street
A subterranean pub, situated close to New Street Station and accessed by a single red door on New Street near Victoria Square or from the rear on Pinfold Street. They serve six real ales, a selection of ciders, a large selection of foreign bottled beers, and a range of cans and bottles. A destination pub for foreign beer enthusiasts. Food isn't served but customers are welcome to bring their own. Cutlery can be provided. There is free to play bar billiards.
- Prince of Wales
ku.oc.yelesomecnirpeht@enaid(0121) 449 4198
118 Alcester Road
Victorian pub that was sympathetically refurbished in April 2023. The pub is comprised of several drinking areas. The front entrance from the street opens to a main bar area with table seating, a mixture of wooden and tiled flooring, and (original?) leaded glass windows. There are two screens that show live sport. In the rear of the pub are two smaller drinking areas, both with leather seating around the length of each. All three rooms contain real fires for keeping warm in the winter.
The rear passageway is decorated using traditional tiling and leads to an extensive beer garden, popular in the summer months and at weekends. There is further covered seating in an outdoor cocktail bar.
Five handpumps serve real ale, with Timothy Taylor's Landlord, Oakham Bishops Farewell and Wye Valley Butty Bach as regular beers.
- Prince of Wales
84 Cambridge Street
A well-loved pub that continues to thrive after a sympathetic refurbishment by Black Country Ales in 2022. This single room pub is a welcome oasis for the community, close to Centenary Square, the ICC , NIA and the Rep Theatre. Expect the usual BCA beers plus up to seven guests. Freshly-made cobs and pasties are on offer. Quiz night is fortnightly on Tuesday. An interesting display of old views of Birmingham adorn the walls.
- Pure Craft Bar & Kitchen
moc.srabtfarcerup@ofni(0121) 237 5666
30 Waterloo Street
Purity Brewery's first outlet, set in a traditional building with an industrial interior in the centre of the Business District. The open and welcoming bar features Purity beers on cask and 14 keg lines, including some guests from smaller breweries. Basic seating in the main bar area and two smaller rooms downstairs. The latter two are available to book for functions. There is an emphasis on gourmet food and tables are available to book online. Can get busy with office crowd after work.
- Queens Arms
ku.oc.mahgnimribsmrasneeuq@olleh(0121) 236 3710
150 Newhall Street
Classic grade II Victorian corner pub with outside tiled signage. Refurbished in late 2022, the interior is open plan with a central bar that retains it heritage.
Comfortable seating is found at either end and there is a sheltered smoking area at the rear. There is a large pool table available.
Food is plant-based Indian-fusion from street food vendor Notty Bites - expect beer-battered bhajis, samosa chaat and chili paneer. No food Sunday. Live music at weekends. All cask ales £3 on Tuesdays.
- Queens Head
28 Steelhouse Lane
Reopened as the Queens Head in 2022 (both in tribute to its former name and in honour of the Platinum Jubilee). Extensive work has been undertaken inside and out to give the pub the Davenport's feel. Cask ale not always available. Pump clips not turned around when beers unavailable.
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.
(0121) 643 7167
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.
(0121) 747 2482
Hodge Hill Road
Open Family friendly pub with a large Garden area.
- Red Lion
(0121) 233 9144
95 Warstone Lane
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
(0121) 444 2803
229 Vicarage Road
A Grade II listed imposing Neo-Gothic designed pub built in 1908. It has an open plan design decorated in the Ember Inns style that incorporates original features. It was refurbished in 2023. There is a large garden at the front and plenty of parking spaces to the rear. There is a focus on food, but three or four cask beers are available at all times. Regular quizzes are held Sundays and Thursdays and poker on a Monday night. Ale price reduced on Monday and Thursday.
1891 Pershore Road
Micropub in a converted shop, over two floors. Conveniently located for Kings Norton railway station. Serving two cask hand pulls and up to 10 keg taps. Beers are often from local breweries such as Fownes Halton Turner and Leviathan. They also serve up to four ciders or perries from Hogans and Oliver's.
Comfier seating is available on the ground floor, while upstairs are chairs and barrels. Toilet is located upstairs. Dogs welcome and encouraged. Third and half pints available. Card payment only. Drinkers can bring outside food.
- Rock & Roll Brewhouse
19 Hall St
A quirky brewery taproom well worth checking out on the first floor above the brewery, in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter. Three real ales are available, all brewed on-site and vegan. There is a focus on a love of music, with memorabilia adorning the walls, books available to read and live music at the weekends. When live music isn't being performed a set list of vinyls are played, often themed around music news that week. Check social media for details. Can get busy when bands are playing. Last orders are 30 minutes before closing time (which is strictly adhered to!).
(0121) 233 3666
16 Church Street
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
ku.oc.nrevatallivesor@ofni(0121) 729 9851
172 Warstone Lane
A former red-bricked corner street pub owned Star Pubs & Bars. The interior is largely unspoiled 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.
- Rowheath Pavilion
ku.oc.noilivaphtaehwor@ofni(0121) 458 1711
Set in a parkland. Runs a few small Beer Festivals a year.
moc.htebgidniureht@ofni(0121) 643 5811
92 Floodgate Street
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
ku.oc.sbupetagenots@neergatsogseotatopfoskcas(0121) 503 5811
10 Gosta Green
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
moc.esuohsluaptnias@ofni(0121) 272 0999
15-20 Saint Paul's Square
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
(0121) 327 1042
37 Washwood Heath Road
Friendly pub where all are welcome including children & dogs. Caters for parties & functions. 22 En-suite accommodation available.
- Scott Arms
firstname.lastname@example.org(0121) 358 7145
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
(0121) 472 4392
592 Pershore Road
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. 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.
moc.sbupsnoslohcin@worremmuseraepsekahS(0121) 236 8702
31 Summer Row
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
(0121) 616 2196
Lower Temple Street
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.
- Sheldon Hall
(0121) 788 1135
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 (0121) 743 6783 Brays Road Birmingham B26 1NS
- Sheldon Marlborough Cricket Club
moc.loa@bewccms(0121) 784 9191
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.
- Sly Old Fox
moc.xofdloylseht@tcatnoc(0121) 622 5080
54-56 Hurst Street
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
ku.oc.liamtoh@nrevatohosweneht(0121) 523 6476
407 Park Road
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.
- Soloman Cutler
(0121) 366 9320
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
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 - open on Sun-Tues if there is an event.
- Spotted Dog
(0121) 772 3822
104 Warwick Street
A multi-roomed traditional pub of Irish character, old fashioned & family owned since 1985. 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. Hand pulls are split over the two bar areas, so make sure you move around to see the full range.
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. Holden's cask mild available at only £2.50 a pint.
- Spread Eagle
ku.oc.noopsrehtewdj@893p(0121) 708 0194
1146a Warwick Road
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
(0121) 236 6530
115 Corporation Street
Wetherspoon outlet sited in the former Lewis’s department store. Refurbished in 2023. 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.
- St Bernards Grange
ku.oc.sbupdihcro@egnargsdranrebts(0121) 743 2197
A family based Pub.
moc.liamtoh@htaehsgniknoitats(0121) 444 8749
7 High Street
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
ku.oc.seniwyelhcrits@ofni(0121) 459 9936
1535/1537 Pershore Road
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.
moc.loa@rabedisbuS(0121) 622 5700
57 Digbeth High Street
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
ku.oc.llihehtnonuseht@ofni(0121) 448 7966
23 Bennett's Hill
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.
email@example.com(0121) 350 7836
65 High Street
This dated décor corner pub has a split level seating area.
- Tap & Spile
(0121) 272 5278
10-16 Gas Street
Relaunched in 2022 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 canal side. The interior is one that is simple and wooden with some original fixtures and fittings. Can be up to eight cask ales available.
- Tennis Court
firstname.lastname@example.org(0121) 356 8124
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
(0121) 742 1084
2102 Coventry Road
A typical local sizzling pub.
MOC.MURBTLIT@KRIK(0121) 643 1048
2 City Arcade
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 (0121) 423 3895 563 Hagley Road Birmingham B32 1HP
- Toby Carvery (0121) 744 1041 Stratford Road Birmingham B28 9ES
- Toby Carvery
(0121) 742 6201
2225 Coventry Rd
A typical family friendly Toby Carvery
- Toby Carvery
(0121) 433 3573
Pershore Road South
Large carvery restaurant and bar between Kings Norton and Cotteridge.
- Toby Carvery
(0121) 748 7675
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. Weekly quiz on Wednesdays from 7:30pm. Occasional karaoke nights.
(0121) 358 4627
636 Walsall Road
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.
- Tyburn House
(0121) 747 2128
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.
ku.oc.mahgnimribairotciveht@ofni(0121) 633 9439
48 John Bright Street
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
(0121) 326 7466
307 Nechells Park Road
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.
(0121) 449 7664
179 Alcester Road
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
(0121) 384 6785
Marsh Hill, Stockland Green
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.
moc.bupeniv@tcatnoc(0121) 454 7943
Traditional corner pub with real ales and an all-day menu. Has TV sport and a pool table.
ku.oc.elalaernotgnilleweht@ofni(0121) 269 4112
37 Bennetts Hill
A Guide Beer Guide regular, this Black Country Ales local has been run by the same landlord for eighteen years. There are 27 handpulls over two floors, dispensing seven regular beers and nine guests. There is a broad range of whiskies, rums and gins available on the impressive back fitting. The suntrap roof terrace is a hidden oasis in the urban landscape. Regular quizzes, folk nights and cheese nights are held. Food is not served - feel free to bring your own and plates will be provided.
- Westley Arms
(0121) 706 4312
89 Westley Road
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
(0121) 608 7641
2 York Street
Small, friendly, traditional community pub just off Harborne High Street. Serves beers from Ostlers brewery, based at the back of the pub, as well as guests on up to six hand pulls. A two-room pub, the smaller room has four rotating craft beers on keykeg (occasionally keg) from Ostlers and other small breweries. Check what is available in real time via the beer board on their website. There is also a gig guide showing upcoming artists for Saturday night live music. There are TVs throughout the pub showing sport (Sky, BT and Amazon).
- White House
(0121) 241 6930
99 New John Street West
This is the only Holden's pub within Birmingham. Maybe open later for special occasions. Provision of Real Ale can be intermittent.
- White Swan
276 Bradford Street
Classic Victorian pub at the heart of Digbeth, reopened in May 2023 after a period of uncertainty. Focus now appears to be on being a traditional Irish pub. Opening times and cask availability can vary depending on how busy the pub is.
The White Swan was last refurbished in 2022 after a 2 year closure and significant internal damage. 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
(0121) 454 2359
Harborne Road, Chad Valley
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
ku.oc.tacdliwyelhcrits@ofni(0121) 213 2623
1381-1383 Pershore Road
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. Beer range of cask and keg is adventurous and interesting, with up to four cask beers on handpump and eight craft keg lines, complemented by a selection of bottled craft beers, gin, whisky and soft drinks. A vast array of tabletop games available to play.
Convenient for buses 27, 45, and 47 and close to Bournville train station
- William Tyler
ku.oc.snoopsrehtew@9926p(0121) 789 5860
140 Church Road
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.
(0121) 384 1872
A light airy family based pub.
- 1000 Trades ku.gro.sedart0001@ofni(0121) 233 6291 16 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HE
- Kingstanding Inn (0121) 373 4988 72 Warren Farm Road Kingstanding B44 0QN
- Moseley All Services Club (0121) 449 0402 91 Church Road Moseley B13 9EA
- Airside (0121) 782 8823 Departure Lounge, Birmingham Airport Solihull B26 3QJ
0870 761 0547
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
(0121) 781 0331
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.
(0121) 767 9140
Unit A, NEC
These opening times are dependent on trade and shows.