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The Village

££ - £££, British,
179 Alcester Road, Birmingham B13 8JR, England
+44 121 449 7664
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (16 reviews)
“pork belly” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
179 Alcester Road, Birmingham B13 8JR, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been visiting this place regularly for a couple of years, mainly for early evening drinks & whilst the pub overall is OK & the pub grub is similarly OK, the bar facilities over the past few weeks have deteriorated - for instance no bar snacks...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Russell G
AmyE336, Manager at The Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review Russell G. I'm sorry you haven't been happy with your recent experiences here at The Village. Sometimes things don't go to plan, particularly during the busy festive period, and learning from those times is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went along to see some carol singers perform in the pub. Got to bar and saw that the poor barmaid was struggling with no help. Waited 20 minutes to be served whilst watching other bar staff work a much smaller part of the bar with...More

2  Thank Kaydee1234
AmyE336, Manager at The Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Kaydee, You're right, the evening of the 23rd was incredibly busy, much more than we expected it to be! This is why we weren't staffed up for that level of service. We'll be sure not to make that mistake again. Our prices are competitive...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for Christmas Dinner and weren’t disappointed. The staff were cheerful despite being at work on Christmas Day. The food was fantastic, tasty and well cooked. The atmosphere was perfect and we felt relaxed. We were there for 3.5 hours which enabled us...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Clare F
AmyE336, Manager at The Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Clare, We're glad you enjoyed your Christmas with us! Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. Look forward to seeing you in the new year Shannon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a few drinks after work nice place. We ordered a few drinks and food. Nice staff and quick service on bar. Has a nice smoking area. Abit cold to go out but must be busy in the summer. Will be back.More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Jamesboy80
AmyE336, Manager at The Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi James, We're glad you enjoyed your visit. You're right, we are busy in the summer, we also have an out door seating area out back with some heat lamps, probably won't make much difference this time of year but we do try! Thanks Shannon...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok but a bit strange, room was fine, bed very comfortable, corridors very dark, bar ok and breakfast was good, check in was ok but checkout no receipt, told it would be emailed me later, needless to say didn’t happen and it took me several...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tallguy1204
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is pleasant enough and the staff are very helpful, but the food was a let-down. I had a quinoa salad, which at £11 sounds like a main meal. It isn't! It was comprised almost entirely of vegetables, the rest being a few tablespoons...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank visitorbrum
AmyE336, Manager at The Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and pleasant New Year. The quinoa salad is actually quite a popular dish so I am surprised to hear you weren't happy with it. I hope you raised your issues with a member of the team...More

Reviewed 14 December 2018

Went here for Office Christmas Meal. Waited ages for our food which came to the table in dribs and drabs. One of the party never got her pudding she gave up asking for it in the end, When we got our food it was only...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank James H
AmyE336, Manager at The Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi James, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are extremely sorry that we did not deliver our usual level of service on this occasion. The food wait times on the evening of your party were longer than expected which...More

Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

This is a regular haunt for us. For drinks, the Village is second to none. In particular, beers. Really good ales, popular favourites and lagers, and some upstart craft beers too. The best balance of beer for miles around. Food I’m slightly less enamoured with,...More

Thank DaveKeys
AmyE336, Manager at The Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review DaveKeys! We're glad you enjoy our beer range, keep your eyes peeled for some new and exciting suppliers coming through! We had received a large amount of feedback claiming that they didn't enjoy the music. It is something we're looking into...More

Reviewed 16 November 2018

I had never visited this pub before, but it was recommended to me as a possible venue for our painting nites. Free car parking attached, very grand looking building from the outside, but even better and more impressive when you enter. It's probably the nicest...More

Thank JonMorrissey
AmyE336, Manager at The Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Jon! Can't wait for your next paint night in Feb :-)

Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

After reading the reviews on here I nearly changed my mind and went elsewhere but I'm glad I didn't. The staff were friendly and able to recommend a lovely meal, which was tasty and a generous portion. I really like the ambience here and will...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NicolleK78
AmyE336, Manager at The Village, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Hi Nicolle, thank you for taking the time to post this fantastic review. We are really glad that you enjoyed your visit and that all the hard work we put in to recently is paying dividends. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Questions & Answers
8 June 2018|
Response from MrsHHarn | Reviewed this property |
There is parking at the rear of the Village.Be aware that it is a Pay & Display.There is space for the party size you are asking about but I would book. I arranged a meal for my son's birthday for around 10 and we had a... More
Earl G
14 March 2018|
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Response from pixiepop | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Have only been there for Xmas day lunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 179 Alcester Road, Birmingham B13 8JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 449 7664
  • E-mail
The Village is a historic Victorian building which offers a very special home from home feel. We pride ourselves on serving fresh locally sourced cuisine and offering a good selection of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options so we can serve delicious food to all.
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