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The Wellington

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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Probably the best traditional real ale pub in central Birmingham ...

I can't be certain as I haven't visited them all BUT this one ticked all the boxes for me, so much... read more

Reviewed yesterday
It may not be a cocktail bar but.....

I must admit, we were 4 women in search of a cocktail or two but couldn’t get in anywhere. We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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37 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5SN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I can't be certain as I haven't visited them all BUT this one ticked all the boxes for me, so much so that I stayed until we were forcibly (it the most amusing and polite way!) ejected from the pub just after midnight .. as...More

Thank philo26
Reviewed 2 days ago

Iv stayed a few times it’s in a good location a bit difficult to park but free after 6 the pub is ok that dose good food the staff are friendly, the rooms are basic but the bed was comfortable tv was small some roomies...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I must admit, we were 4 women in search of a cocktail or two but couldn’t get in anywhere. We stumbled across The Wellington and as we’re also lovers of a proper pub decided to give it a go. It was heaving and clearly much...More

Thank 451judithc
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have to say we were excited to fi d this ale House but the experience left a lot to be desired. Rude staff who appear to be incapable of guageing who is next to be served. Wouldn't recommend and one to avoid

Thank vs123186336
Reviewed 1 week ago

A proper pub that focuses on the beer it serves. Great friendly atmosphere and knowledgeable bar staff made it an enjoyable experience.

Thank Philip R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I do like the cosy feel of this pub. It's a pub you can relax in and enjoy good beer. Always a good selection of ales and spirits.

Thank carlb0161
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub is a little gem that I’ve seen grow in popularity over the years. If you like decent ale, this is the place. It is not a flash establishment with fancy hipster fittings/furnishings, it is a friendly corner of Birmingham city centre to enjoy...More

2  Thank bluenoserainbow
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The pub is central so easy to get to with many restaurants nearby. We went on a Saturday lunch time so it was very busy but we got served quickly. There are a lot of fabulous real ales and ciders on and there was a...More

1  Thank JudgeMental49
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Both meetings room in use, pub full upstairs & downstairs. Real ales were lovely. Staff were friendly. Various books to read & games to play in first floor side room. Toilets upstairs. Cat was hiding on our visit yet again.

Thank sportybirmingham
BCAles, Owner at The Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Ah....Welly is so old now, and likes a quieter life! Come back soon!

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Great range of beers, well kept, no sparklers. Hurrah! Good service, friendly staff and customers, bring your own food. We never come to Birmingham without a visit or two.

1  Thank Cynthia N
BCAles, Owner at The Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

That is great to hear. Thank you.

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January 18, 2017|
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Response from BCAles | Property representative |
No, but you can bring your own and we will provide crockery and cutlery......and wash up afterwards! We don't do food as we specialise entirely on our ales, but many customers enjoy our open offer to bring their own snacks... More
Paul B
January 13, 2017|
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Response from Jenny H | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about Brum, but there's one in Coventry 17th/18th March Butts Park Arena
Emilie T
December 7, 2016|
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Response from BCAles | Property representative |
I'm afraid we cannot allow dogs other than disability assistance dogs within the pub.