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The Shakespeare

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Lower Temple Street, Birmingham B2 4JD, England
+44 121 616 2196
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (10 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:30 Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Lower Temple Street, Birmingham B2 4JD, England
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31 - 40 of 232 reviews

Reviewed 28 June 2017

We called in here for drinks whilst staying in a hotel in New Street - we liked the look of it as it was clearly a pub in the traditional sense of the word in an area full of cafes and restaurants, most without the...More

Thank profjoypc
General Manager A, Manager at The Shakespeare, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We are a very busy pub, for the size of us anyway. So it can get noisy with the amount of people within our establishment. We hope when your next in Birmingham that you will visit us...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017

Arrived at New Street Station having just flown in to Birmingham airport, we were hungry and found this pub very close by.We had sausages and mash which was excellent and good draft cider.Staff were friendly and service was efficient .This was very good value for...More

Thank Lornabell30
General Manager A, Manager at The Shakespeare, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I quite liked this pub which actually makes it hard to score. If this sounds like an unusual thing to say then I promise that all will become clear. The Shakespeare is part of the M&B Nicholson's branded chain which places an emphasis on cask...More

1  Thank Andrew C
General Manager A, Manager at The Shakespeare, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Hi Andrew Thanks for taking the time to review. We're glad that your experience with our food and drink was good. On the other hand we are saddened by the latter part of this review. We aren't the biggest pub in the world, if anything...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017

Making our way to Moor Street Station via other establishments after our Supporters Club AGM. Some friends off to Coventry via New Street 3 of us off to Moor Street . Time for a couple of pints before trains. Pleasant staff good beer cosy surroundings....More

Thank ejfraser
General Manager A, Manager at The Shakespeare, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Thanks for the great review. Just wondering what we could of done to make it that 5 star.

Reviewed 17 June 2017

I have visited this pub many times over the years. I have not tried the food, but I have always found a good selection of beers in pleasant surroundings. However on my last visit, on 15 June I found the toilets to be in rather...More

Thank Brian H
General Manager A, Manager at The Shakespeare, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Hi Brian, Thank for taking the time to review us and we are glad you have enjoyed our beer. In regards to the toilets, we are aware that on Thursday afternoon our sink in the gents started leaking. We immediately called out a plumber and...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

Been here a few times...nice atmosphere, super friendly staff, well-priced food. Usually enough seating (I have a favourite place to sit!).

Thank Vanessa D
General Manager A, Manager at The Shakespeare, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

Thanks for the great review Vanessa! Our team are our greatest asset we're glad they mad you feel warm and welcome :)

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Visited last week for a quick bite to eat. Both of us had the steak frites cooked rare. Both steaks were cooked exceptionally well and just to our liking. Chips were wonderful. The only tiny criticism is that a little bit more tomato would have...More

Thank angelajayne
General Manager A, Manager at The Shakespeare, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Hi Angelajayne, We'll pass your feedback onto the chefs! They will be very pleased and I'm sure we can sort something out about the tomato. Glad you enjoyed yourselves!

Reviewed 19 May 2017

Nice city centre pub which is very close to New St station. Decent choice of real ales including Nicholson's own beers. Reasonable choice of wines and lagers. Nice old fashioned tiled decor inside and street seating area outside. Beer quality always good with quick friendly...More

Thank abv1981
General Manager A, Manager at The Shakespeare, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thanks for the great review abv1981! You should defiantly try our menu! We've recently added new sausages to our speciality menu :)

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

I went to the Shakespeare for a drink with my Partner on Saturday and I then noticed with Disgust that there was a Huge Dried Snot lump on my Glass.. I took it to the Bar to be told by a Very Rude Man who...More

Thank paulfenney
General Manager A, Manager at The Shakespeare, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Hi Paul, we are surprised and appalled by this service! This is completed unacceptable behaviour and I will be speaking to the team who were working that night. Rest assured though that we do have very good cleaning standards in our business and this is...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017

Eight of us dropped in for a drink on our way back to our hotel. Nice atmosphere, good service and delicious ales all made for a good night out. Think we were lucky to get all 8 of us seated together. Worth a look in.

Thank Steve-and-Andie
General Manager A, Manager at The Shakespeare, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thanks for the great review Steve and Andie! We do try! If you would like to book with us in the future we can ensure we get you a big enough table as we are little and can get very busy :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Temple Street, Birmingham B2 4JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 616 2196
Description
You will find The Shakespeare in Lower Temple Street Birmingham within a short stroll of New Street Railway Station, Alexandra Theatre and Bull ring Shopping Centre - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The Shakespeare is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
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