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The Craven Arms Birmingham

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Night out with friends

Met up with old friends in the Craven arms and stayed all evening, what a wonderful atmosphere and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bob1557
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Lovely Pub

Visited following Google search of pubs near the Mailbox prior to a family meal. Great Traditional... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mpeza1
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Kingswinford
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Met up with old friends in the Craven arms and stayed all evening, what a wonderful atmosphere and such a warm welcome from the chap behind the bar. This is a real ale hostelry with a wide range of well kept beers ciders and served...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited following Google search of pubs near the Mailbox prior to a family meal. Great Traditional pub, plenty of real Ale, pub snacks & open fires. Got very busy on the Saturday afternoon but everybody seemed to be served very quickly. Having two boys aged...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mpeza1
BCAles, Owner at The Craven Arms Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

And a proper pub is exactlywhat weaim to be! Thank you!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Friday lunchtime great ales lovely atmosphere friendly obliging staff with a smile !! Would highly recommend just like pubs used to be takes u back in time. Toilet facilities so clean spotless.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank susan r
BCAles, Owner at The Craven Arms Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. Come back soon!

Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Have had to stay at Mailbox or thereabouts ok a couple Of occasions with work. I came across this little beauty by accident last time but liked it so much I made a bee line for it as soon as I had dumped my bags...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jerardr
BCAles, Owner at The Craven Arms Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I don't think we've ever been “trendy”! Thank you very much for your kind words which are much appreciated. We hope to serve you again soon.

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

So glad I took time to find this pub - as a first time visitor I was made to feel very welcome ... great real ale selection, friendly bar staff and regulars

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Extraordinary778042
BCAles, Owner at The Craven Arms Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Tgat is lovely to hear. We hope to serve you again very soon.

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Great place to hold a meeting, large range of good real ales and the buffet was good. Function room was traditional but ideal for us.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Granville D
BCAles, Owner at The Craven Arms Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words.

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

They describe this as a Gem in the Heart of Birmingham. Well it is much better than that! Lovely character pub with friendly staff and a great selection of real ales and dog friendly to boot. The pork pie wasn’t bad neither. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David D
BCAles, Owner at The Craven Arms Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

What lovely comments. Thank you! Come back soon!

Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We dropped in to the Craven Arms for a quick drink and were amazed at the beautiful interior. We visited again last night with another couple to end our night in Brum. It is an amazingly beautiful pub from the outside and fabulous old decor...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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BCAles, Owner at The Craven Arms Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you for taking time to review us...it is much appreciated.

Reviewed 5 August 2018

First time visit and it is a fantastic old building with obviously a lot of history. Nicely tiled exterior. Good range of beers. We stood outside because of the heat but you can sit in or prop up the bar.

Date of experience: August 2018
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BCAles, Owner at The Craven Arms Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words. We hope you will return soon.

Reviewed 31 July 2018

Having given a really bad review due to changes in staff and beer quality I can safely say that the Craven Arms is once again a brilliant bar to visit. Consistent beer and staff that will recommend beers on what you normally like. Cheers!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ABZReviewer
BCAles, Owner at The Craven Arms Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thank you. We are very pleased that you have given us another try, and that the CA met your expectations. We hope to serve you again very soon.

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