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Called-in Wednesday lunchtime. Three regular Thwaites ales and a seasonal. The Original was in good condition. Food is home-cooked and excellent value. Friendly welcome and efficient service. Comfortable separate drinking areas straddle the now glazed in carriage drive of this former coach house. Well worth a visit. 8/10.
wobblybob - 11 Nov 2015 15:31
First time I've been in here for many years and it was a pleasant surprise. One room for TV, another which seemed more foodie and a larger one where music is put on regularly. It's Thwaite's or nothing, but well-kept and a rarity in this area. Sutton isn't best served for decent pubs but this seems the best of a pretty poor bunch.
djw - 9 Nov 2012 23:55
Thought it was about time I gave the Tuns another go after my last visit in 2009. We found the pub to be fairly busy on a Saturday night , with some good live music in the other room. The pub is a very old coaching inn with 2 narrow rooms and a yard up the middle. This now has a roof over it and some doors and windows have gone - losing some of its old world appeal. Saying that you can sit in either side and either enjoy the bands or escape and have a chat. The Ale on offer is all Thwaites and kept in tip top condition. Sadly I dont like Thwaites and no guest beers are offered. Service is much improved since my last visit and all round the pub appears to be on the up - just needs a bit more atmosphere that seems to be lost since they 'improved' the building - of course you cant buy this , it just comes with the punters.
DiscoJoe - 22 Sep 2012 15:38
Much improved now that Paul and Sid have settled in - very good range of ales, dartboard, decent jukebox and very friendly service. One of the best in the area.
jules1974 - 14 Aug 2012 12:06
This is one of a brace of Thwaites pubs in Sutton - The other being the White Lion in Mere Green . Very fine collection of Thwaites beers - excellent pint of Wainwright for instance - good selection of bands at the weekends - A good place to watch football - equally nice and quiet during the week - New entryin CAMRA Beer Guide for 2013 .... worth a visit
Biffabacon - 10 Jun 2012 22:39
I have recently been spending a lot more time in this pub than I used to. It was taken over late last year and has vastly improved. Being an ale drinker I am pleased to say that the beer is much tastier and there is a lot more choice of guest ales that seem to change more often. The entertainment is more regular with bands playing live on Saturday nights. Last Saturday my wife and I went early to eat before watching the band, food was homecooked and good quality. No complaints. Would suggest those who haven't enjoyed this pub in the past should give it another go.
cam123 - 19 Nov 2010 17:24
An interesting mixed bag of reviews - so I decided to go and spend a couple of hours last Saturday night - the pub is clean , no doubt about it - have to say the Ale was nearly undrinkable (again) so followed up with a few pints of Guiness which was OK . The service was a bit hit and miss and the pub had absolutely no atmosphere at all , which wasnt suprising due to only a small number of people present . On the up side , we stayed as we got a table and could chat (after being in The Station down the road , which had been absolutely rammed ). I think it would definately improve with a decent well kept guest ale or 2 - but that is just an opinion.
DiscoJoe - 3 Oct 2009 11:02
Always something going on here. whether it's a fight or karaoke, entertainment is always garanteed! Great choice of ales and always get served within two minutes of getting to the bar, wohoo!

timbo77 - 5 Sep 2009 20:57
Not a patch on the 'old' Tuns - the character and charm has been totally lost with the refurb and the plasma screens are an unwelcome addition. The beer is average (although that's largely due to it being a Thwaites pub). OK for one or two but that's it.
jules1974 - 1 Sep 2009 12:56
The Three Tuns is now the only Thwaites pub in Sutton Coldfield since The Cup was passed on to other hands. I think I'm correct in saying that its Suttons oldest pub and was used by Shakespeare when it was a half way house, but dont hold me to that. Its quite an unusual building, it basically looks like two halfs of oposite buildings with a roofed ally way in the middle joining the two. The beer here is pretty much all Thwaites own stuff but that aint a bad thing, they often have Wainwrights and Lancaster Bomber two great beers. As mentioned it is abit pricey but thats not the point, the point is that you can come in here and not feel like some tracksuit wearing crack head is about to jump you if so much as blink at him the wrong way. This has become a regular watering hole for me.
thatchrisdude - 28 May 2009 11:14
i agree, it can be a bit pricey, 3 for a Guinness is a bit steep but to be fair, i don't go here for the prices, i go because it's easy to sit with mates, enjoy a beer and a chat and not have to put up with idiots.
ra1nw1zard - 27 May 2009 21:53
If the beers where 2.20 then il have 5pints instead of one Shame !
zak1 - 14 May 2009 22:51
I ve Eaten in many pubs around Sutton Colfield This one is the best for me ! The pub is hauted thou but thats cool ! Lagers could be cheaper i would then spend more About 2.80 per pint or 2.60 Thats the only down side , they should do a cheap drinks day to see if it profitable for them it can work wonders !!!!!!
zak1 - 14 May 2009 22:46
Great pub has changed alot since 1995 , Beautifull interior Warm and cosy , Very good quality food and value for money , Love going in their every week or a dinner with work colleauges. The food portions are big and filling ,the service is great too ! Never heard complaints about it from my 8 friends who go thier for friday lunch and a few pints. Got 2 big screens ,no waiting to get served ,Beers are nice too drink too ! Dont no how anyone can complain about this pub ????????????????
zak1 - 14 May 2009 22:41
I popped in here on my Sutton crawl on 4 April 2009. This was my second visit. I wasn't struck on the pub the first time I came in. This time, I couldn't finish my pint. It was vile. I had a Shepherd's Pie. It was cheap and 'plastic'. I ate it 'cause I was starving. I really won't be coming back!
generalstaal - 15 Apr 2009 12:32
Bit of a strange layout and you could easily lose your bearings if drunk, as I was. The beer selection was fairly uninspiring but you'll drink anything when you're drunk, as I was. There was an incredible cacophony of noise that would be disconcerting if you were sober, as I wasn't. The Three Tuns is a good, popular, late night venue, especially if you're drunk, as I was.

Millay - 13 Dec 2008 08:53
The new landlord "Maverick" has managed to undo most of the good work work done by the original manager who ran the place after the refurbishment. The lagers are warm, flat and expensive. I don't like Thwaite's beer so I won't comment on the quality of it. The pub annoyingly closes well before 23:00 in the week so don't bother trying to grab a pint there if you've been to a mid-week football match. You are subject to televisions showing pop videos interrupted by adverts. Used to go there five nights a week but try to avoid the place now (as do all of the decent staff who used to work there!). This pub is on it's way out with the the Litter Tray and the Cup.
Slowfoot - 29 Oct 2008 18:32
Thwaites was good. But I just didn't like the pub. Can't put my finger on why. Won't be hurrying back.
generalstaal - 28 Jun 2008 10:05
Called in while in the area and found a delightful pub with different seating areas of varying styles, and I loved the central courtyard idea. There were screens all over, but did not intrude over conversation. Lovely Thwaites beers served, and although we didn't eat, the menu looked good.
gillhalfpint - 11 Apr 2008 00:02
if your from the SKYLARK stay away,
anonymous - 7 Sep 2007 10:08
Since its refurb last yesr the new managers are doing a fantastic job.Refurb was very sympathetic with great idea of the cobbled street in the centre of the pub. Always busy but great service,again the Thwaites beers were fantastic- we need more Thwaites pubs round here. Only down side- nowhere to park my bike!!!
biker_chick65 - 26 Apr 2007 22:24
I like this boozer, it's got a loud bar and a slightly quieter room, great idea. The Thwaites "Lancaster Bomber" is a nice pint, I like the Juke Box, lots of Rock and some modern stuff, and the staff are great, you always get served quickly.
Only down side: the front room is REALLY smoky, they need to put in a bit of ventillation.
moose - 17 Nov 2004 17:04
Worth trying if your in Sutton, Old Coaching Inn, was Firkin and Falstaff? but has thankfully reverted to old name and is relatively unspoilt. Good pint of Thwaites, table football,etc. May soon be having another makeover !
bg - 26 Mar 2004 21:07

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