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Edmunds Bar, Birmingham

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My notes call this pub "Edmunds Brewhouse", on Edmund Street. An over the top hipster place, with cooler than cool staff & customers. The staff were attentive & efficient though & the beer choice was wide & varied. My pint of Wye Valley Butty Bach (3.95) was excellent, but I didn''t feel an urge to linger.
Queenslander - 17 Sep 2017 22:48
Nice enough pub but a little soulless. Tried their own Christmas Ale but it was a little bland....IPA was better....
TheMortyVicker - 20 Nov 2016 13:05
cant complain on the ale quality. A bit cafe like inside, normally I don't like that style but it works here. Witnesed a very good quiz Wednesday night
Wilson_MacDonald - 28 Nov 2015 08:12
It`s sort of jumping on the `craft` ale bandwagon at the moment - now there`s a bad start. Beer was ok, lot`s of office wallers in civvies being loud, food looked ok. As has already been said atmosphere in short supply, doesn`t help that there`s no redeeming feature interior wise and the lighting is so gloomy it`s like being in a morgue..needs improving.
Blastbeat - 21 Sep 2015 08:38
Really disappointed when we visited last night, poor beer quality, lack of staff interest and wouldn't recommend to visit!
sammybuck78 - 28 Mar 2015 16:41
Its been 2 years since I was last in what was my early evening local.

Its changed quite a lot. There were still familiar faces from behind the bar that remembered my order on sight, which was nice! However it seems to have died a death. Nowhere near as busy as it used to be and hardly any atmosphere. A real shame.
B3XTER - 5 Jun 2014 17:33
Popped in here shortly after opening at 11am on Saturday. I was the only customer in until a couple arrived as I was departing. 2 ales were on - Doom Bar & Butty Bach. Cider was Aspalls on keg. Edmund's is more of a bar than a pub and lacked atmosphere. Music was being played, but at a very low volume reminiscent of a library. I don't mind music if there is no conversation to be had. But this was too quiet.
blue_scrumpy - 1 Apr 2013 08:29
I only reviewed this place back in May, and the majority of the review still stands. However one thing has now come to light; Menu changes. ‘If it aint broke, don’t fix it’ springs to mind.

They have now discarded the buy one get one free offers on pies, pizza’s etc… the one thing that ensured this pub was busy of a lunch time/early evening and have now gone a little more ‘Rectory’ in style.

Big mistake in my opinion as if I wanted overpriced food I would simply go to the Rectory… not Edmunds.
B3XTER - 28 Jun 2012 12:47
As far as ‘city boy’ pubs go, this is the one in the area with the fewest. They can be found in their grey suited masses, with watches on show below their cuffs further down the road in All Bar One, Metro Bar and in particular Utopia or even Edmunds sister bar in St Paul’s Square, Rectory Bar.

I would have to say that Edmunds is my local… No, I’m not a suit before you even start to go down that path! The staff are friendly, chatty and always make you feel welcome. There are a few hand pulls, one that springs to mind is Doom Bar and various bottled ciders. The food is also good, ordering just one on the 2 for 1 on pizza’s is enough to feed a group of four!

I wouldn’t say it’s expensive, it’s pretty standard for the area, and I wouldn’t say it’s devoid of atmosphere, although I have to admit I’ve never really been here on a weekend so can’t judge it on that. It can get busy but out of all the pubs in this immediate area to put it simply… I like it, I like it a lot.

However if you want a ‘real’ pub go to the Wellington.
B3XTER - 4 May 2012 22:49
Although it’s still a bit of wannabe bar, it’s probably one of the better pubs in the city. Hidden away in the backstreets of Birmingham’s office workers paradise, you are saved from the tourists and degenerates that often populate the city bars. Of course you’re still left with the city boys, but if I was to complain about that after walking in here, I might as well take issue with getting wet when taking a shower.

Service was fast and polite and during your stay you’re generally left alone and unbothered by staff and patrons alike. Sounds good to me.

EnfieldTaaaanBlud - 4 May 2012 12:49
Like all bars the "legal & finance" side of Bennetts Hill (ie Newhall Street), this pub is eye wateringly expensive, cold, devoid of atmosphere and about as non descript as it gets. If you wish to be surrounded by surreptitious office affairs and gray suits, this is for you. If not then just over the other side of the hill are pubs that are reasonably priced, have atmosphere and genuine real red blooded life going on
angelcynn - 26 Apr 2012 12:42
A nice place, friendly staff and a good pint too.
swa - 19 Sep 2011 15:51
a decent pint of purity pure gold was quaffed(£3.20) very comfortable interior however sat on a table outside in the sun. A bar that gives receipts with your pint that kinda annoys me but checkin that receipt the address differs from that listed(110 edmund street) i presume its the same place with err two addresses lol 7/10
fat_beer_badger - 30 Apr 2011 12:55
This bar used to be the Cornerhouse, prior to that it was a Hogshead. It’s now part of a small chain of three bars, the others being The Queens Arms and The Rectory. All three of these are smart wine bar styles bars and two of them including this one sell real ale. It’s got leather chairs and sofa style seating along with some high stools and tables, it’s much smarter than it used to be. It has 3 handpumps selling Old Speckled Hen, Sharps Doom Bar and Purity Gold. I had a pint of the Purity which was served in a glass with the brewery logo on it. It was a very good pint, although it was £3 which is pretty pricey even for the city centre. The staff were very friendly and chatty and there was a background track of 70’s/80’s music. It’s a good, smart bar if you can afford it!
ROBCamra - 5 Jun 2009 15:37

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