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Best pub in Brum

Still the best in Birmingham in terms of excellent real ales & a pleasant relaxing atmosphere with... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Best in Brum

Still the best pub for real ales in Birmingham by a country mile. 5 excellent real ales available... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2017
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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157 Barford Street | Highgate, Birmingham B5 6AH, England
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

Still the best in Birmingham in terms of excellent real ales & a pleasant relaxing atmosphere with a brilliant landlord to boot. This is a quiet homely pub away from the hustle & bustle of City life. Friendly locals, a place to come in, chat,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

Still the best pub for real ales in Birmingham by a country mile. 5 excellent real ales available each day. Friendly regulars, brilliant landlord who knows how to keep good ales & good pub. A great relaxing gem of a pub.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

This is a Good pub tucked away in a backstreet, very welcoming, a good range of beers and very friendly clientele

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

I had a few drinks in this pub many times as i walk from my hotel in to the city its a very nice pint and thay do put food out even the customers are very friendly

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank andybate1967
Reviewed February 18, 2017

To me the best pub in Birmingham & to those that like excellent real ale, it can’t be beaten. Also the best place for Guinness in Birmingham too & the only Stanway outlet too. A quiet back street pub just off the main road, served...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank sportybirmingham
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Nice little back street pub,with a good selection of real ales and a proper local feel to it,,there was a function room at the back and we were told about the folk band playing by one of the locals,but we were only popping in for...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed November 13, 2016

Still a great place to visit & finish off any day at. Great landlord, friendly regulars. Chilled out back ground music. Complimentary snacks, such as cobs & pork pies provided a few times a week. Still the best pub for real ale in Birmingham, quality...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank sportybirmingham
Reviewed October 16, 2016

We finally came here after hearing about the Lamp for years and thinking it was a bit of an urban legend. What a place! It's off the beaten track. We walked in from a freezing cold night in Digbeth and it was like we just...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

I probably pay this pub a visit 4 - 5 times a year and it's always a pleasure. There's obviously the regulars who use this place but they are always friendly and happy to strike up a conversation. The owner's a lovely Irish chap and...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Anthony D
Reviewed April 28, 2016

An odd little pub, but a welcome great and great selection of ales. Handy stop off between other pubs and very pleasurable.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Doug T
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Colin W
September 26, 2017|
Response from RichardPNuttall | Reviewed this property |
Close at 11 not sure what time they open would suggest there open by 12