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The Old Contemptibles, Birmingham - pub details

Old Contemptibles

Address: 176, Edmund St, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2HB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 17232) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Birmingham Snow Hill (0.1 miles), Birmingham New Street (0.4 miles), Birmingham Moor Street (0.4 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.7/10 (rated by 64 users)
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Revisiting this pub after a two year gap, and in the middle of a Monday afternoon rather than a Saturday. So much quieter then, and I was able to admire the fantastic interior. I had lots of time to admire as it was so quiet the bar staff had nipped off for a smoke. Finally served with a pint of the ubiquitous but adequate Doom Bar (3.75). Points for d├ęcor, service let it down a tad.
Queenslander - 17 Sep 2017 22:37
The interior is magnificent as is the case with so many Birmingham pubs and the theme surrounding the pub's history as a meeting place for former members of the 1914-18 British Expeditionary Force is moving and well presented - but the uncomplicated nature of the place is a fault as it comes across as a bit sub-Wetherspoons. The beer selection is unremarkable and the food looked as bog standard as bog standard could be.
BoehmBawerk - 23 Jan 2017 06:29
Can't disagree with the comments.

It is a typical Nicholsons pub with interesting decor and fairly interesting well-kept beers.

On a summer Saturday not crowded and not trendy or noisy.
I would go their again.
boblarkin - 31 Jul 2016 22:50
Good beer, good interior, good food, but bar staff try to ruin it with loud muxak
Wilson_MacDonald - 28 Nov 2015 08:10
Absolutely heaving in the middle of a wet Saturday afternoon so it must be doing something right. The crowd consisted mostly of large partying groups, trying to outdo each other in volume. Not the place for a quiet solo pint then, but I persevered as the glorious interior deserved a bit of a look. Good service despite the crush, a satisfactory pint of Doom Bar (2.70), but I was pleased to return to the wet but quieter outdoors.
Queenslander - 30 Aug 2015 22:23

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