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Beer Available At Bartons Arms (Oakham) (arranged by most recent)
Shiny 4 Wood , Beerd Blueprint , Redwillow Witless V , Firebrand Juniper Pale Ale , Firebrand Graffiti IPA 65, Gloucester Chinook , Gloucester Galaxy 73, Arbor Bravo IPA 61, Arbor S Bomb 82, Milton Pegasus 48, Oakham Green Devil IPA 99, Shiny Pail USA , Froth Blowers May The Froth Be With You , Beowulf Gold Work 42, Bexar County Proper IPA , Shiny Tomahawk , Coastal West Coast IPA , Art Brew Hip Hop Dr Rudiís Super Alpha , Holdens The Goodfather , Bexar County Texas Pecan Coffee Mild
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tania_nexust (15) , England | August 10, 2014
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
An update to my earlier rating from 11th Nov 2012 - visited again in July 2014, and the beer range has improved further under the new manager - a craft keg guest font has been introduced, on this visit it had a saison (Man On The íOss) from new Wolverhampton brewery Sacre Brew (which has an American brewster). Oakham Green Devil IPA is also on permanent keg. Guest cask also appears alongside the Oakham range. Thai food, ambience, decor and warm welcome are all the same high quality as ever.
Mjp12 (18) York, England | June 2, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
An amazingly beautiful pub, in particular the interior , wish is amazing. Good range of Oakham ales, and a couple of guests. Restaurant area serves great Thai food, which you can also eat in the bar.
TimE (247) Tokyo, Japan | August 7, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice place, odd mixed clientele of different smells. Great prices, some of beers were only 2.6 pounds/pint. Staff were very generous with sample pours - even compared to the US these guys gave great samples. Beers were all good condition but was hoping for a bit bigger selection. Surprisingly the atmosphere was the biggest let down. Certainly not bad, but didnít feel as authentic as expected. Was there for lunch and thought food was reasonably good. Unless there is a big turn over of beers canít imagine rushing back but certainly a must for overseas visitors.
SarkyNorthener (80) Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), England | June 25, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Driven past and worked near this pub on occasions for over 12 years now. Its only a 15 minute drive from my house. Yet never been until today. In one of the worst areas of Birmingham like an oasis. Beautiful interior. My visit was during middle of day and there were half a dozen CAMRA guys there. Beer was in top condition.
RichTheVillan (16) , 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 (283) 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 (67) 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
sic1314 (362) 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 (292) 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 (334) , 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.
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