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The Sportsman

) #1,433 of 1,910 Restaurants in Birmingham ££ - £££
19 Metchley Lane | Harborne, Birmingham B17 0HT, England
+44 121 427 7904
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good48%
  • Average6%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
17 Apr 2017
“A retreat but a bit lacking”
13 Sep 2016
“Cool Place, Friendly”
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££ - £££
19 Metchley Lane | Harborne, Birmingham B17 0HT, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A once cracking boozer just off the High St is now a shadow of its former self. I used to drink here a lot in my youth but nowadays it is always empty. Having met the current manager I can probably see why. Not the...More

1  Thank TT_Swindlehurst
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Run to the ground by waste after waste of space. A gem of a pub which, in the right hands, could be a goldmine. Unfortunately, the brewery insists on installing sociopath after sociopath. Oh for the halcyon days when breweries cared about their customers and...More

Thank busyguy_2016
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Nice looking pub and the biggest selling point is the sunny garden, though a cloud of cigarette smoke can often kill your atmosphere. Pricier than some on the main street, but cosy. Seems to forever change ownership and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly...More

Thank A1BrummieKid
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Love this pub you would never think your in a major city.Great garden.lovely staff with a good selection of beers.Ratings not working but would be 4 star.

Thank bluenoseg
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I feel torn about reviewing the Sportsman, as it might mean it gets overcrowded. It's a great pub, just off Harborne High Street. It's very friendly, and the surroundings are great, in a manner that mixes a traditional pub feel and a more, happily, quirky...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have been here a few times with friends , work mates and wife. Have only eaten here once some time ago and the food then was good value, good portions and good value. Quite small pub but friendly and good staff and management. Nice...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Choice of beer is very limited, there's no food (except great nuts and scratchings), and the decor is crazy. But that's exactly what I love about the sportsman - it's simple and quirky! It's always a pleasure to go there for a quiet beer, and...More

Thank tindlesolomon
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in on the off chance. Traditional wooden beamed pub with a bit of character. Only do pub snacks crisps, nuts etc and pork scratchings from the jar which were quite nice. Reasonable drink prices and nice beer garden in the sun. Good for a...More

Thank millreef71
Reviewed 9 February 2016

How the hell does this pub charge what it does? It is in a back street and rarely even half full, yet it charges London prices. A cover for a money laundering business? I see no other reason on this planet for the prices it...More

3  Thank Angelcynn
Reviewed 9 December 2015

we live not far from this pub and since its been renovated we seam to come more and more only this time we opted for sunday dinner. it was very cold outside and the pub with its open fire soon warmed us both up. nice...More

Thank Russ N
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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  • Address: 19 Metchley Lane | Harborne, Birmingham B17 0HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 427 7904
The Sportsman. Under New Management! A country style pub in the Heart of Harborne. At the Sportsman we offer great quality products and great prices and pride ourselves on having very freindly staff. We can cater for Birthday parties, charity events, Hen Party's, Team events. We often have live music, karaoke and "Street Food Fridays" in partnership with Brum Yum Yum. We have one of the biggest, real grass beer gardens in Harborne, with ample seating, two televisions, indoor seating and a huge selection of lager, bottled beer, wine, cocktails, spirits and Wine as well as offering Davenports and Wyevally real Ales! Follow us on facebook, Twitter or Instagram for upcoming events, and to see past events.
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