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“fantastic local pub in city centre !”

The Old Contemptibles
Ranked #59 of 2,379 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$24
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: You will find The Old Contemptibles in Edmund Street Birmingham within a short stroll of Corporation Street, Colemore Row and New Street - 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, vast gin selection and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The Old Contemptibles 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. We pride ourselves on great, attentive service with quality being our main focus. We are a speciality Sausage and Chop house, so look out for our Speciality Menus. There is a large range of food to choose from. Our dining room has room for 30 covers and we offer full table service, so booking is recommended.
Reviewed 5 May 2014

great discovery on a weekend over in Birmingham- great selection of beers,lagers and wines. Didn't eat -but people next to us had fish and chips and home made scotch egg -which they said was lovely .great atmosphere .

Thank Shaz1Uk
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

It was a rainy day, drops kept running down my face so I jacked up the coat around my neck tightly. Typical UK, I murmured. Then we've found this place, which ale and cider lovers must not miss, very cool atmosphere. Only shame is that they close at 11PM, which Czech folks are not accustomed to :)

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Thank Petr S
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Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

Friendly pub, great atmosphere. Good music, not intrusive. Most importantly, great drink selection. I'm a cider fan so loved the great selection. Perfect place for real ale fans too. Great clientele, slightly older crowd. We both loved the place and will definitely visit more.

Thank John G
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Really nice old style pub, great staff, great beer,
friendly and welcoming
spent a great night with group of friends, plenty of room, varied groups of people in there
Not the usual city centre pub

Only downside is it shuts early :(

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Thank Baron B
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

decent pub by snowhill station nice decor a nicholsons pub so their range of ales in fair condition and their range of food gets very busy at the weekends

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Thank johnbrum
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