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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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Beaut of a pub, beautiful decor, good seats, e e cent ales.
Muzzy - 22 Mar 2022 12:05
We got served quickly on Saturday afternoon and must have got the last table as the place was heaving. Tony Hadley should perhaps stick to singing though as I didn't rate my pint of his brewing company's Moonstone IPA at all.
paul_d102 - 25 Mar 2019 20:34
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 décor, 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

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