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Village Inn, Moseley

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Good cider on but a bit pricey. Par for Moseley though. Good friendly bar staff but the menu needs looking at.
roadrocket - 16 Dec 2014 08:39
Ok the Mrs liked it, the real ale was very nice and it was rammed, they must be doing something right. Toilets are total rip of the Old Contemptables though!
Blastbeat - 7 Jan 2014 10:51
I had read about this pub being updated. I was in the area this lunch-time and decided to pop in for a pint and to have a look.

To be honest, I thought I was walking into a mothers and toddlers club! The entire 'snug' area had been taken over by young mothers and several tots!

Further down in what looked like a restaurant area were some other mothers with babes in arms!

This is not for me I am afraid. There are still plenty of real pubs around. So I turned on my heels and left - quickly!
Langley - 2 Dec 2013 22:41
A pot of money has been spent on this place and quite impressive it looks too. Same open plan but updated (and did they need updating!) toilets, glass frontage to get in, large decked area, comfy chairs. Impressive. I can see a lot of people are going to love this place, it`s a pose innit! For a moody `un like me though it doesn`t hit the spot. Too many wannabees comparing designer sweaters, paying top dollar for `quality` foreign beers and well expensive wines..38 quid a chuck anyone? - Yeah loads! Nope I just couldn`t be comfy in this place but then Moseley overall seems to be heading that if they`d just open a Waitrose.....
Blastbeat - 29 Nov 2013 12:26
was a good pub. now has all the dros. Beware read the veer small parking signs, no ticket on the windscreen just a £60.00 bill in the post.
I found it a bit dodgy, any change of ownership would be good.
blenheim - 27 May 2013 20:11
The pub is being let down by the brewery. Heard it is sold so there is a possibility that things will improve. It would be a great shame if we lost it some great people drink here.
roadrocket - 8 May 2013 12:38
Well it`s still open so what do i know! Apparently greedy pub company discovered they couldn`t make loads of cash selling it - so plan B,,carry on as before. They`ve got a new gafferess, a pooltable, nice chatty barstaff, the odd decent real ale and the prices ain`t too bad. I`m pleased it`s still there!
Blastbeat - 12 Jan 2012 12:42
More traditional pub than the others in the centre of Moseley, quiet by comparison with all the noise and youthful vigour (or something) in that area. Beer reasonably priced as well.
rainlight - 10 Sep 2011 13:15
I expect Marstons are in the sticky stuff financially and need to ofload pubs to reduce their debt. Don`t forget they are a business, alehouses and their customers are of no importance.....profit is King and even if a pub is in profit it`s how big that profit is that matters.

I`ve no doubt the Village will matter what anybody does, just another national statistic of `hard times ahead`.

I know some people will bemoan another erosion of the Mosely `spirit` but unfortunately it`s not 10 years ago, there`s still decent pubs, Tescos will be built....change, whether you like it or not.
Blastbeat - 30 Mar 2011 13:20
Would be a disgrace if this place is closed down.
son_of_odin - 21 Mar 2011 15:39
10 plus years ago, Moseley had a really good vibe, a real unique, bohemian, pleasant environment. Suddenly it became Broad Street, with stiletto clad chavs tripping all over the place with a stomach fuil of cheap alcopops. Bouncers on every pub door, checking out your footwear. Im sorry, is this Moseley Village or Monte Carlo?

Moseley has gone downhill as a consequence of pubs like the Village and The Jug of Ale dissappearing. Replaced by cheap 5hit holes like The Wetherspoons, and expensive 5hitholes like The Juntion and the Bulls Head.

MPE - 21 Mar 2011 14:39
The Village has really improved in recent years, to the point where it's probably the only place in Moseley where you can expect good beer at decent prices without it being a)cliquey, b)full of cocaine fuelled chavs, c)overpriced, d)LOUD LOUD LOUD tasteless music (I sometimes do want to smash the jukebox off the wall though). It's not anything other than a normal pub, which is well managed and well patronised. However, Marston's want to convert it into flats, they argue that there are plenty of other pubs in Moseley, yes there are, but see above. We are in the process of setting up a 'Save The Village' facebook page, so if you care about preserving decent pubs then show us some support! With a little investment, this pub could be a winner, but I don't expect Marston's to be interested in anything other than making a fast buck.
whitmorereans - 14 Mar 2011 18:18
They`ve had a couple of real ales on for a while which are pretty acceptable. Some of the prices are quite appealing - Banks`s bitter and a lager �2.05. The all day breakfast is cheap and fills a hole....and yup there are some oddballs in there (including me on occassions) the pick must be the twirling Frank Sinatra addict with the arse hanging out of his ripped kegs.
Blastbeat - 4 Feb 2011 08:47
Often you'll find a couple of unsavoury characters loitering around the quiz machine. They never appear to win, yet they spend hours playing.

Other than that, the beer is decent, a good range of pub snacks, which is important. Occasionally the bogs could do with a wipe.

MPE - 10 Jan 2011 13:41
Probably the worst pub in Moseley ... and at times the world. Peeling 1970s wallpaper and odd people who are old before their time.
exBrummie - 10 Jan 2011 09:54
Decent pub,, not too over subscribed as it`s up the hill (the Wetherspoon regulars are usually too wrecked to get up there!) Food and beer have dramatically improved since the new landlord took over, couple of reasonably priced quality real ales. Probably best pub for sport in Mosely, 3 Tv`s and a big screen. Forget the jukebox as some nob continually plays 50`s rubbish giving the pub the ambience of some rundown back street bungalow boozer. Bar staff are pretty good and friendly though the landlord could do with buying an iron as he usually looks quite dishevelled.
Blastbeat - 16 Aug 2010 14:12
Best pub in Moseley Village, apart from sometimes having the atmosphere of a tea dance. Has a good jukebox with plenty of rock on it, but person(s) unknown, continuously feed it with pound coins, so get about half a dozen 50s swing tunes played repeatedly. A few real ales including Cumberland and Brakesspeare, SKY, competitive prices, not too many idjuts, been told that the food is good, friendly staff, dartboard and beer garden.
son_of_odin - 16 Aug 2010 09:39
Fine pub. Reasonable prices, plenty of rock available on the jukebox and tellys showing Sky.
blindguardian - 27 Jul 2010 13:12
The Village has had a recent change of management which has made a difference - polite, friendly service and three hand pulls, Brakespear, Oxford Gold and Cumberland Ale. It's a simple well run chain pub, that whilst lacking in character somewhat is still worth popping into on a saturday night if you can't face the teenagers and coke heads that seem to take over Moseley at the week ends.
whitmorereans - 21 Jun 2009 17:13
Been here twice for food now, prety standard stuff, staff friendly enough and cant imagine the pub gets too much trouble, nice size car park so good for driving into moseley.
seaman_max - 2 May 2008 10:38
Inoffensive but fairly uninspired pub sitting on its own just outside Moseley 'village'. Never very busy, not even on Friday or Saturday nights AFAICT. Not awful but not worth going out of your way for.
simonk - 3 Apr 2008 00:06
I saw too much trouble in this place in the early 90's which was a shame, cos when it first opened it was a decent and safe place. I've probably been in twice in the last 10 years to have a sniff and nothing seems to be happening much. Maybe its the location, its neither Kings Heath or Moseley particularly
djugly - 28 Jan 2008 17:28
Fairly depressing and grubby, this is a bit like a low-standard Wetherspoons only without the cheap drinks. Not really my kind of place.
Muzthing - 5 Dec 2005 13:59

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