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“To be avoided, unless you really are desperate!”
Review of Tyburn House

Tyburn House
Ranked #1,652 of 2,290 Restaurants in Birmingham
Cuisines: European
Description: It's a sizzling inn pub with restaurant.
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Description: It's a sizzling inn pub with restaurant.
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Some years ago the Tyburn had an excellent reputation so, finding ourselves in the area and wanting lunch, we decided to try it out. The outside was a bit foreboding, litter in the car park, peeling paintwork, etc. We should have turned back at the door, it was dingy, dirty threadbare carpet, dark, 1950's décor and virtually no customers for the lone barmaid to serve. Ordered drinks first, then main courses, strictly 'pay-as-you-go', no tabs, I don't think the barmaid even understood that concept! Very mediocre Fish Goujons sandwich (bread, no butter/mayo) with an excuse for salad, the 'free' drink was charged for! Gammon steak was very fatty and had no resemblance whatsoever with the picture on the menu, came with reheated chips. The 99p ice cream desserts were not bad.

Only when we were leaving did I notice the vermin bait box under our table on the dirty, ragged carpet.

The 'piece de resistance' was the toilets. Notices proclaimed that they were inspected 'regularly' - definitely not a synonym for 'frequently', unless the inspector was blind! No paper in ladies or gents, peeling wallpaper and filthy stainless steel trough type urinal in gents with an interesting array of badly filled holes where an array of earlier (prehistoric?) fittings had been crudely removed. Fortunately it was lunch time, so the absence of light bulbs was not a problem!

Definitely a no-no, avoid at all costs!

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1  Thank Jim1943Kenilworth
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

I dont know what these people want but we went on Thursday 10 th and we found rhe staff were very helpful , and and the food was as good as you get in a pub lunchtime.We had the gammon and it was good .The prices are very cheap , you get what you pay for.You cannot excspect the ritz

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Thank georgeBirminghamUk
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

The decor was dated, the pub was dirty, the service was poor and the food was awful. We popped in for Sunday lunch and there were a handful of people but were told there was a 30 minute wait. We decided to wait and 55 minutes later the food arrived, well one meal did - the other was another 5 minutes. I had surf and turf with a jacket potato. The steak was tough and overcooked (I asked for medium and it was well done) and the potato was clearly microwaved. Some one cleverly put the butter (still wrapped) in the potato so it was a lovely mess ... and I didn't want butter anyway. The scampi was the only decent thing on the plate. My partner had the half a roast chicken with chips - the chips were soggy and tasteless and the chicken really dry. Nobody asked if the food was any good (surprise). The first and last time for us at this dive!

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1  Thank Bibbmeister
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Unacceptable delay in serving food. When served it had to be returned as it was 'Cold and undercooked'
Price on menu included drinks (two pints) had to pay £2 extra don't know why.
Avoid if you don't want poor food and bad service.

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1  Thank lesley B
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Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

This is part of a chain so didn't expect much. Went for max gammon. Came cooked to perfection. Large portions and a pint for under a tenner. Great stuff.

Thank ben g
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