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The Victoria

48 John Bright Street, Birmingham B1 1BN, England
+44 121 633 9439
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Terrific old-style pub in the heart of Birmingham's theatre district

Located at the rear of the New Alexandra Theatre, this pub is ideally located for anyone desiring a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Steve G
Cocktails

Well this is a strange one. A really vibrant traditional pub with a very striking look, people... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlie H
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We are lucky enough to be able to call The Victoria our home. It is a theatre pub dating back to the end of the 19th century, has loads of character and legend has it also it’s own ghost. We have given the venue a bit of a spruce up recently to enhance it’s appearance and bring out the character of the venue even more. We have also added considerably to the drinks selection on offer to include quality handpicked wines, cask ales and cocktails. During the evenings throughout the week at the Victoria we offer a range of interesting options for your entertainment.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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48 John Bright Street, Birmingham B1 1BN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Located at the rear of the New Alexandra Theatre, this pub is ideally located for anyone desiring a quiet drink in cosy surroundings before (or after) attending that venue or the many others nearby (the Old Rep, the Rep, the Symphony Hall, the Hippodrome or...More

Thank Steve G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well this is a strange one. A really vibrant traditional pub with a very striking look, people everywhere spilling out onto the street. The cocktail on this years list was a very unique one a whiskey based one with white wine. Not my or Carries...More

Thank Charlie H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good pub, drinks and team. Great projector to watch world cup. Only negative no lock on toilet door.

Thank Melvin S
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

Quieter than previous visits, but was a Monday. Bar staff good as usual good selection of guest ales, will visit again soon

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Thank TamworthChris
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BnTVenues, Manager at The Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello TamworthChris, Thanks for the kind words, great to hear you enjoyed your pre theatre stop off! See you again soon, Vicky

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Went for some cocktails before dinner on a Saturday- lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and they have 2 for 1 on cocktails for the whole weekend. The cocktails were lovely and made properly- without syrups. Would definitely go again

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Thank MissPP89
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BnTVenues, Manager at The Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello MissPP89, Thanks for the kind words and the 5 *'s - a few cocktails (handcrafted, of course) before dinner always sounds like a good plan so we hope to see you again soon, Vicky

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Went out for a couple of cocktails after a long day to celebrate. Becky H and Elysia proved invaluable for their advice and serving me a drink with egg whites (which tasted great)! Will be back again.

Thank DeclanWill
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BnTVenues, Manager at The Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Hello DeclanWill, Gotta love an egg cocktail - great to hear you agreed! Thanks for the kind words, see you soon, Vicky

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Becky H and Elysia were super friendly and gave great advice when we were choosing our drinks. I've been before and they're always lovely! The drinks were great and the atmosphere is fun as well.

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BnTVenues, Manager at The Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Hello Elizabeth S, Thanks for the kind words and the 5 *'s - great to hear you enjoy what we do! See you again soon, Vicky

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We booked this for a hen party and had a great time. Ben was fantastic, very patient and not stingy with the alcohol. We all enjoy drinking and having a laugh so this was perfect.

Thank DizzyDiscoLizzy
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BnTVenues, Manager at The Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hello DizzyDiscoLizzy, Cheers for the fab review - great to hear Ben looked after you all for your special day out! See you again soon? Vicky

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Had the pleasure of Becky serving us the whole night. She was a delight and very hospitable. If she serves you then she will look after you. Was a pleasure to served by her.

1  Thank James B
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BnTVenues, Manager at The Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hello James B, Thanks for your kind words - Becky is a bit of star right? Hope to see you again soon, Vicky

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Was on a work trip and popped in for the pub quiz! I just loved this pub! Great staff, cosy atmosphere, quick service and there’s a choice of board games too! Welcoming and friendly just lovely! Will head back next time I’m in town.

1  Thank angelaf862018
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BnTVenues, Manager at The Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hello angelaf862018, Great to hear you found us and enjoyed what we do - yup, next time you're in town come see us! Vicky

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Fergus B
20 March 2017|
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Response from VickyBirminghamUK | Property representative |
Hi, there is an NCP just over the road or meter spaces about 2-3 mins walk away - on Gough st or Ellis Street or the Town Hall / Mailbox car parks are close by!
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Albert B
27 August 2016|
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Response from VickyBirminghamUK | Property representative |
Hi, the pub has a homemade menu of pizzas, burgers and pub classics, enjoy!
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LucyJ1974
6 October 2015|
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Response from VickyBirminghamUK | Property representative |
Hi, - The Vic has a DJ upstairs in the Jim Beam Rocks Room for dancing and a selected playlist in the main bar, more suitable for drinks and socialising. Cheers!
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