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The Shakespeare Inn, Birmingham - pub details

Shakespeare Inn
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Address: Lower Temple Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 4JD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 17226) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Birmingham New Street (0.1 miles), Birmingham Moor Street (0.3 miles), Birmingham Snow Hill (0.3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.2/10 (rated by 43 users)
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Bacchus, Birmingham (0.0 miles), Windsor, Birmingham (0.0 miles), All Bar One, Birmingham (0.1 miles), Trocadero, Birmingham (0.1 miles), Sun on the Hill, Birmingham (0.1 miles) - see more nearby pubs

 

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Fairly standard Nicholsons that I wandered into by mistake, meaning to go to the Good Beer Guide Shakespeare in Summer Row!

Seen it done a thousand times but decent beer and comfortable environment.

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Mappiman - 22 Mar 2018 10:46
A very good pub in Birmingham's centre. Along with the nearby Trocadero the Shakespeare epitomises what city centre pubs should be: comfortable environment, reasonable prices and good service. In my limited experience (perhaps 6 visits over 4 years, all in daylight) it has ranged between moderately crowded to rammed yet there has always been quick service & a nook to perch in. This visit I enjoyed a pint of Doom Bar (3.30) and pondered the ubiquity of that brand.
Queenslander - 15 Sep 2016 22:36
Being so close to New Street station, this pub will invariably attract its fare mix of people who often won't stay long. Unfortunately some of the bar staff encourage the transience by offering poor service. On arrival, I was expecting the female member of staff to approach me to dispense a beer. Instead, she continued talking to a couple of others further up the bar and completely blanked me. Eventually after a few minutes waiting with nobody else at the bar, another member of staff appeared from collecting glasses and offered service. This practice will never encourage repeat visitors. The pub itself is fairly nice. It's a Nicholsons, but not as good as the other Nicholsons on Summer Row (also the Shakespeare). About half of the pumpclips were turned around with only Roosters Astro, Stroud Organic Ale & Purity Ubu on offer. Surprisingly for a Nicholsons, they also stocked a real cider - Westons Old Rosie. One plus point to help recover an otherwise disappointing experience.
blue_scrumpy - 7 May 2013 20:16
Mcroyal and Odin are spot on...mind the missus reckons the ladies lavs which open straight onto the stairs could be a bit precarious if too much vino or vod had been consumed.
Blastbeat - 18 Apr 2013 12:31
Reasonable pub, if a little dull. Beer good and leather chairs very comfy.
son_of_odin - 11 Apr 2013 20:33

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