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This pub was a new one for me on a very short visit to Birmingham. We had arrived whilst the Birmingham derby was being played. So bouncers were on the door. The pub has very little character and it has a distinct chain feel. But there were some ales - Wychwood Hobgoblin, Greene King Abbot & IPA, Morland Old Spooky Hen (it was 2 days before Halloween) & Rudgate Shed 7 Going For Gold. There were also more ciders than I had expected - Thatcher's Stan's Big Apple, Weston's Old Rosie & Rosie's Pig & Thistly Cross Whisky Cask. I wouldn't rule out another visit.
blue_scrumpy - 4 Feb 2018 15:29
Decent enough, choice of beers, food reasonable. A bit like a Wetherspoons really.
rainlight - 13 Mar 2015 19:47
If I’d have read the previous reviews before entering this establishment; lets face it… I wouldn’t have! However I popped in around 8:30pm on a Wednesday night, it was pretty empty but the folk that were there were pretty decent. The music was also quite good, and certainly not overbearing in any shape or form.

With 5 hand pulls (4 ales, 1 cider) double up on certain shots for a £1 and refill soft drinks (Pepsi, 7up etc…) where they give the glass and you do the rest, it can’t be bad can it!?

When I visited I would class it as being slightly better cliental than JDW’s The Briar Rose and the fact that the tables are spaced so that you can actually ‘walk’ (novel idea right!?) between them without bashing people or knocking them off their chairs or being offended by the dodgy wall paper is a definite plus.

Polite and courteous service for both food and drinks. It does similar food to that of the Briar Rose, you can get a burger and a drink for £7… and my evening was topped off with fewer drunken degenerates.

However, based on location and price I can imagine it does attract them at some point throughout the week, so might have to revisit to check.

B3XTER - 29 Mar 2012 11:44
Never again and thats a pity as the ale was okay. Went in last night. Music too loud, as stated before this is not Broad Street on a friday night. I like music but not so loud you can't think in a boozer! Two bar girls on, one of whom just stood behind the one that WAS working talking. Waited too long to get served. If she was on duty, why was she not serving? If she wasn't on duty why was she the wrong side of the bar? On the positive side multiple real ales on including M&B Mild which was very nicely kept. Very good prices for the city centre. The worst part of this pub is that it was filthy! Every table was dirty and sticky, I didn't even dare check out the toilets. Too dirty to stay and sample the other ales, a great pity! Would not go here again unless the reduntant bar tart was taught how to clean tables or they employ a cleaner!!
FloridaM - 20 Jan 2011 17:30
Used to be a good boozer but yet another victim of the atmosphere killers.
SteveBrum - 14 Dec 2010 11:38
Distinctly average boozer where the management can`t quite detemine what clientele they want to attract. 4/10
Bitterville - 5 Sep 2010 16:21
As per Ispy's review below.

I went in there recently on a Monday night, and had a great steak meal deal. Only problem was the loud music (that'd more be suited for Broad Street on a Friday night) belting out the speakers. Oh, but out of the five pumps on display, there were no ales on. Not a good visit.

And the toilets are always messed up - two cubicles: one has a lock, but no lock holder, the other has a lock holder, but no lock! Nip round the corner to McDonalds if you need a dump!

Poor pub, but very cheap for the city centre.
berkfromtrapdoor - 24 Aug 2010 17:09

not a bad place in a way...but shame there is a certain crowd thats always in there at lunch and after work.

Kill the Dough Boy!!!
DoughBoyKilla - 16 Jul 2010 07:41
Its now a Samuel Cooper's freehouse and apart from that its pretty much the same, 5 handpulls on last night, Bitter and Twisted went down a treat, on the downside it has very loud dance music blaring out of the speakers even though there was hardly anyone in the place.
Ispy - 28 Feb 2010 12:03
M&B's version of a Wetherspoons, with much the same in the way of decor, reasonably-priced food and cheap beer (although a much poorer range of real ale). Nothing wrong with my meal or the Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted, but not the sort of place you would want to spend the evening in.
rpadam - 27 Sep 2009 11:58
Been a while since I had been in this side street pub that opens out from one small entrance into to quite a large comfortable lounge. Three ales on the night I went - obviously priced to compete with the nearby Wetherspoons - less than £2 a pint - and kept Ok , but nothing to write home about. Unfortunately they seem to have a major staffing issue - having to close early due to no available bar staff - on saturday night when the pub was three quarters full - very poor !!
So 5 out of 10 and it could have been so much better....
DiscoJoe - 7 May 2009 21:53
Cheap if you like lagers, well cheap for city centre and pub food good value. I quite like it here though its not my usual type of fave. Agree with below, not too different from a Wetherspoons.7/10
seaman_max - 23 Jun 2008 08:57
Went in here for quick pint b4 train but unfortunately all three ales were off but they refused to turn the pump clips round, opted for a £3.50 bott of cider so not great. 6/10
fat_beer_badger - 6 Jan 2008 10:47
Good pub, on problem keep running out of bitter - very clean
KeithP - 26 Oct 2007 10:30
Good city centre pub, not too dissimilar from a wetherspoons but a bit classier. Good selection of drinks and average prices. Couple of plasma screens and background music
chut - 8 Jun 2007 19:08
Good Greene King pub that has a Tardis like bigger on the inside than it looks from outside type set up. Beers are cold, and very drinkable and the price is extremely good. Nice enviroment ranging from surprisingly comfortable stools round high tables, to sofa booths and a very realaxing atmosphere. Bar service is quick and friendly. The interior doesn't get a lot of light (no windows except the two large shop front style ones either side of the door) but the constant shade helps keep the place cool in the summer despite no discernable signs of air conditioning. All in all a very good effort.

Mr.Monkfish - 27 Jul 2006 10:15
used to a great night out until they refurbished and my it in to a club up stairs now its like a teen disco
village10 - 25 Sep 2005 19:00

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