England > West Midlands > Birmingham, Aston
Beer Available At Bartons Arms (Oakham) (arranged by most recent)
Abbeydale Congregation , Oakham Sock Monkey , Blue Monkey Guerrilla 90, Blue Monkey 99 Red Baboons 83, Oakham Duke Nukem , Whitworth Sobriety Blonde , Sadlerís Elementus , Oakham Hare and Hedgehog 82, Oakham Midnight Mild 54, Oakham Barton Blitz , Milton Nero 92, Dark Star Revelation 95, Oakham Black Hole Porter 92, Oakham Bishops Farewell (Cask) 92, Reinaert Tripel 85, Oakham Vagabond 81, Oakham Scarlet Macaw 92, Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents 99, Blue Monkey Ape Ale 84, Oakham JHB 86
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RichTheVillan (5) , England | May 12, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful traditional pub with amazing architecture and decor, Oakham ales on tap which are always on top form and good prices. To top it off there is a Thai restaurant serving top notch cuisine.
mcberko (134) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 28, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Decent little traditional English pub with four Oakham ales on cask (at the time of visiting). The rest of the taps at boring macro stuff and some ciders. The adjoining Thai food restaurant is a nice touch. Service was very friendly and the prices are standard, maybe on the cheaper side. Decent place - worth a stop if in the area, but nothing mandatory.
Clembo1957 (37) Smethwick, England | April 10, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 8/20
Ignore the location! The pub has the full range of Oakham Ales and an excellent Thai menu
tania_nexust (3) , England | November 11, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Architecturally beautiful Victorian pub, now owned by Oakam Ales and regularly stocking 4-6 Oakham beers on tap, as well as Green Devil IPA in bottles, guest cask ales from other breweries, a changing draught from Kostritzer (e.g. schwarz, weiss) and some Belgian bottles as well.
Interior is adorned with Minton tiling, a gilded staircase and painted stained glass, with snob screens around the wooden bar. Upstairs there is a boardroom and a large ballroom for functions and live music.
Good value, good quality Thai food is served, both in the laid-out dining area and in the main bar, with plenty of choice, and the Oakham pale hoppy beers compliment it well.
Very friendly managers and serving staff, who are happy to chat about beer and make you feel welcome. Mixed clientele of regulars, visitors to Villa football club, groups of friends and couples dining. Relaxed and friendly ambience.
A place not to miss if visiting Birmingham, for the well-kept ales, great food and beautiful surroundings.
sic1314 (229) Leiden, Netherlands | September 1, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Gorgeous old pub, well run by Oakham and fortunately now safe and sound in comparison to so many Midlands pubs. A most visit just for the architecture.
deanso (205) the Hague, Netherlands | April 18, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Gorgeous place. As Blackhaddock says, you can almost imgaine what it would have been like at the turn of the 19th Century. Decent selection of handpump beers. The Thai food looked good, maybe next time.
BlackHaddock (227) , England | March 28, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
I was there on a Telford and East Shropshire CAMRA outing, the place is a joy. The whole bus party were impressed from the first sight of the pub, inside it looks even better. After ordering my first pint I wondered round and loved it.
Well maintained (sensitively restored in some areas), you can imagine what drinking back in Victorian times must have been like.
All the beers I tried were excellant and the Thai food went down equally well.
A far distance from the city centre scene, but well worth finding if in Birmingham.
Idler (2) Wolverhampton, England | January 2, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
My wife and I visit this pub regularly. The Australian managers are charming. The beer list is exceptional, including Belgian beers and Trois Monts from France. The Oakham Ales are also good, and they have beer festivals twice a year or more. Authentic Thai food is lovely, and one of my friends thought his Thom Kha Gai was as good as he got it in Thailand. This place ticks all the right boxes. A pity it is in such a horrible area.
Jan (1) Worcester Park, England | August 12, 2005
34 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 5/20
The reason this beautiful Victorian pub hasnt had a rating for 17 months is that it has very sadly really gone downhill. When I last went a few months ago in the Spring of 2005 it was such disappointment compared to the way it was just after the opening. Most of the taps were turned round so very little choice, the beer was not in good condition and the punters were the sort of people who couldnít care less what they drank and just fell in the place off the street.
DanielBrown (210) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | March 25, 2004| Updated July 20, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
This pub is absolutely beautiful, a real Victorian jewel, superbly restored last year, when Oakhams Ales purchased it. Has a large range of Belgian bottles, often including Westvleteren, and a rotating selection of the excellent Oakhams output. Suffers from its location - being in a slightly unsavoury area, 15 mins from the City Centre, hence itís very quiet in the week, but picks up at weekends, and the restaurant does very well. Really deserves to do well, and such is the pub scene in Brum, that itís already second only to the Anchor in my book. The landlord is great, and the building is worth seeing in itís own right. A must see on any visit to Birmingham.
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