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Newt and Cucumber, Birmingham

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user reviews of the Newt and Cucumber, Birmingham

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This pub is now closed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
berkfromtrapdoor - 24 Aug 2010 16:26
I worked hear in 2004-2006 and the yard of ale this was once a fantastic pub well worth a visit but i hurd it was to be closed for eva in march because of the new st station developments this is a crying shame
richard1984 - 26 Jan 2010 12:26
Inoffensive stop off on a crawl with good real ale and service. Food offers looked excellent and so did the food (though not tried)
keith253 - 18 Aug 2009 09:49
THIS PUB IS A GOOD PLACE TO START A PUB CRAWL YOU JUMP OFF THE TRAIN AND YOU START LOOKING FOR A PUB MYSELF AND FRIENDS STARTED THERE LAST YEAR AND HAD NO PROBLEMS STAFF WERE FRIENDLY ALTHOUGH SERVICE WAS A LITTLE SLOW, STILL NO WHERE IS PERFECT I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PUB FOR LARGE GROUPS AS THE SEATING ARRANGEMENTS ARE GOOD FOR LARGE GROUPS.
GARYPOWELL - 8 Mar 2009 11:02
Awful place, truly horrible. A few years ago it was one to include on your saturday morning vity centre pub crawl, but now it's just so.... soulless.
mattyboy - 3 Jul 2008 12:23
Owned by Marstons now this is ideal if waiting 4 a train @ bns,3 pumps but no ale sadly when visited, food is dirt cheap though if u want a quick snack!!
fat_beer_badger - 21 Jun 2008 15:31
Spent ages waiting for service (despite complete lack of custom). Average beer (though had to ask for a 'top up').

Only worth visiting if you've missed your train (and you'd rather be in the warm than on the platform). Avoid on a drinking sesh.
mattgirling - 12 Feb 2008 02:50
Firstly is this place not just called The Newt?
Everytime i go here i cant see a reference to Cucumber...This is the pub under the ramp isnt it??

For my review, i like the beer and great screens for watching sport.

Good service upon my visits but mainly due to large bar and empty seats.

6/10
seaman_max - 12 Apr 2007 16:47
I used to be the assistant Manager here. This place used to be one of the coolest places in Birmingham. Now I find it soul destroying. The atmosphere is non existent and the service is woeful. Thank god I moved to London.
RobbGraham - 5 Feb 2007 22:36
Best service in Birmingham? You must be joking! Staff ONLY serve the customer standing directly in front of them whether or not others have been waiting for 10 minutes or more. There is also a very funy little man who has set up home in the gents' toilets who tries to wash your hands for you and welcomes you in with the words:"Welcome to my palace". I and many others I have spoken to find his presence very uncomfortable. Having said that the beer is excellent and the food pretty reasonable.
annhalf - 13 Nov 2006 12:22
A quality operation I found when visiting. Heard this one is due a big refurbishment in a couple of weeks, new manager too. Best place for watching Sky Sports, really good atmosphere. Food is really good, staff friendly and helpful. Seems to have all types of customers, makes for a ideal meetiing place after work too. Well worth a visit, I found the music is not too loud and ideal for the time of day
DrinkSchool - 2 Oct 2005 13:53
Why watch documentaries about binge drinking and violent crime when you can drink here and get the real thing? The beer's cheap too!
pascal - 24 Aug 2005 16:26
Nice Pub, Usual "Chain Pub" atmosphere, music was too load for time of day. Needs a decent Manager
anonymous - 2 Jan 2005 19:30
quality bar, shame about the music though!!!
anonymous - 20 Aug 2004 11:01
great pub! all bar staff are friendly! great food! enjoyed myself v-much will go again soon
linzi - 14 Jun 2004 02:30
Expensive beer, complete lack of atomsphere and i found a fly in a jug of cocktails
Ryan - 29 Apr 2004 10:24
Top cocktails and soo cheap. Food was great, quick too. Cute bar made called Kelly !
David Dean - 2 Feb 2004 16:26
Top pub, friendly staff, beer a bit dear but the atmosphere and surroundings makes up for it.
Rich - 28 Jan 2004 23:22
what a place.... a lot better since the refurbishment last year. Great staff and great beer!
Russ Warner - 1 Jul 2003 01:39
Superb world cup coverage. Great atmosphere for the Sweden game!
Sarah Pie - 6 Jun 2002 17:37
This Pub has the best service ive encountered ever in a Birmingham pub. Great food as well ! 9-10
Matt Clapison - 6 Jun 2002 17:35

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