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The New Inn, Harborne - pub details

Address: 74, Vivian Rd, Harborne, Birmingham, West Midlands, B17 0DJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 17353) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations University (1.1 miles), Selly Oak (1.3 miles), Five Ways (2.1 miles)

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Junction, Harborne (0.1 miles), Vine, Harborne (0.1 miles), Kings Arms, Harborne (0.1 miles), Butchers Social, Harborne (0.2 miles), Proverbial, Harborne (0.2 miles) - see more nearby pubs

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Ventured into the New Inn one evening recently. As mappiman has pointed out, on entering at what appears to be the only entrance, there is a strange sign pointing you in the direction of the main bar. In a way this was a blessing as it forced you to the larger more open part of the pub rather than the smaller room. It just seemed a bit strange though.

On reaching this "main bar" there were 5 pumps, 2 were off at the time of my visit. Ales available were New Inn Ale, Ubu Purity and Enville Ale. I was tempted by the Enville but decided to chance the New Inn Ale instead - £3.30 for the pint. The ale was fine.

This has more of a traditional pubby feel to it than the Junction nearby, though food seems to be a big thing here too.

I noticed a shelf in the gents above the urinals, presumably for the purpose of resting one's pint on.
RealAleRobUK - 27 Nov 2015 17:57
Chosen as the starting point of a 4 pub crawl in Harborne.

May have peaked early.

Tiny front bar, with a sign asking to punters to go in the main bar. At least four real ales on and I went for an Ubu Purity, which was the best example of this brew that I have ever had.

Nice interior - main bar set out more for food - but a nice little drinking area in the small bar around a fire.

Recommended. Apart from the rather loud Robbie Williams swing album.

Some photos at bit.ly/1OLHiaR
Mappiman - 16 Nov 2015 16:58
Part of the bitters and twisted chain which includes the victoria and jekyll and hyde in brum tc. Very good pubs but this one had a slight gloomy feel to it. Quite expensive and more food orientated. Still a decent choice of ales
yamyampublover - 23 Oct 2015 22:17
An old Banks's/Marstons pub in a side street not far from the centre of Harborne. There appeared to be a private party for students in one part of the pub. But the front bar, despite being a little dark, was fairly cosy and welcoming. As the previous reviewer states, the beer range is now fairly good - Thornbridge Jaywick & Brock, Otley 09 Blonde & Wye Valley Dorothy Goodbody's Golden Ale. Far better than I was anticipating.
blue_scrumpy - 31 Dec 2013 20:09
Very disappointing. Rather dark and unwelcoming feel to the place. Too open and not cosy like it used to be. Beer range is interesting, but this is now a place to drop into once in a while for the odd pint rather than somewhere to spend a lengthy session. Sad.
scoobybooze - 16 Aug 2012 16:36

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