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The Black Horse Hotel, Northfield - pub details

Black Horse Hotel
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Address: Bristol Rd South, Northfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, B31 2QT [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 17430) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Northfield (0.4 miles), Longbridge (1.1 miles), Kings Norton (1.7 miles)

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Huge Wetherspoons pub, a Grade II* listed roadhouse pub built in 1929. Range of regular plus a few guest beers, Curry Club on Thursdays. Made a special visit on a day trip to Birmingham to see this and was not disappointed. Still a 'spoons though which means the front bar is full of old guys whistling.
rainlight - 18 Aug 2016 21:12
The Black Horse is a landmark building on a busy junction of the Bristol Road. It is impressive, both inside and out. Although it feels much smaller when inside, despite its grandeur from the roadside. It feels somewhat different from most Wetherspoons I've been in. Bouncers were on the door on our Saturday evening visit. Service at the bar was quick and there were plenty of tables for seating. Ales were Derventio Cleopatra, Elland Nettle Thrasher, White Horse Wayland Smithy, Titanic Route 10 IPA, Green Jack Waxwing, Greene King Abbot, Ruddles Best, Sharps Doom Bar & Fullers London Pride. They also had Westons Country Perry & Orchard Pig Maverick. Nice place.
blue_scrumpy - 25 Jan 2016 18:51
All the reviews are pretty spot on in one way or another. Choose carefully where you sit to quaff though - some of the punters appear to have been whisked in from episodes of `Love thy neighbour` or `Please Sir` pretty grim in this day and age.
Blastbeat - 24 Aug 2015 08:22
The pub itself –

From the outside this is a very grand building. It is also has very spacious rooms/areas and has intriguing decor inside – as do many Wetherspoons, the outside is nice and spacious too. The staff are just “OK” with the odd one being polite and helpful – we thought this may be different for the purpose of party organising but I’m afraid that’s not so.

It does tend to have a bit of a “riff raff” clientele base (some might say) but that’s what we’re used to ourselves so by no means puts us off, but it might some.

As a party venue –

Having stumbled across the upstairs area a few years back (which is reserved for private functions) when we first visited the pub, we knew we’d hold a party here one day. And that was this weekend just gone, for our Engagement. And we are so glad we did; if you can handle staff being a little impolite it is so worth it – I guess you have to remember that it is a pub and not a hotel/party venue.

Value for money = top notch, you even get the DJ thrown in!!!

Space = you get the whole of the top floor which has a small entry room, the main room for the party which is very large, and a smaller conference-type room used for the food/buffet. It has its own well=kept toilets. Outside for smokers is downstairs in the main garden. There are big window sills to decorate with vases, fish bowls, candles etc – as long as the flame is contained you are allowed candles.

Buffet = we found it too pricey so we catered ourselves for a fraction of the cost – which they happily let you do providing you clear away your own food waste. There are no kitchen facilities but lots of space for a variety of smaller cold foods.

Bar = Standard Spoons prices which of course goes down well with guests, with 2 members of very efficient staff so there was never a long wait (we had around 70 – 80 guests)

Time = you have the room from the morning of that day to decorate/take food, until 1am of the evening. DJ starts at 8pm.

Atmosphere = Well this is all down to the guests, but the type of room is very cosy

Staff = as mentioned, a little rude at times in the planning process but it’s a pub and not a dedicated party venue. One lady was very hekpful however in getting over our playlist to the DJ they provided (and the DJ was great (and friendly!) too!!)

Belongings = they will put your belongings into a room for you to collect the next day providing you either put them there or give them a list.

All in all – fab!!! Would definitely recommend a party here and will be likely to do one again in the future!

Tip!!!!!! – Get the lights turned off after the buffet as it really sets the tone for the dancefloor (ours was announced at 9pm and the lights when off at 10pm)

BillyAndFroot - 17 Feb 2014 12:38
Lovely building but that's all it has going for it! Typical Wetherspoons - Young innatentive staff that would rather chat amongst themselves or their pals than serve. Ale not brilliant (and dearer than other Wetherspoon - despite being in a poor area). Seems to be plenty of ales called "available soon". Had a Christmas meal here with some pals a couple of years ago. It was a toss up which was colder, the food or the room we were sat in! Nice pub, crap staff and it IS in Northfield - nuff said
tankard - 13 Oct 2013 20:19

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