Victoria | Birmingham, West Midlands
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Good based on 10 ratings
Type: Bar

48 John Bright Street
Birmingham, West Midlands England B1 1BN [ print map ]
0121 633 9439

Hours: Sun-Thurs 1200-0000; Fri-Sat 1200-0200

Mayor: jmgreenuk (22) | Taps: 4 |


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Beer Available At Victoria (arranged by most recent)
Thornbridge Desert Sessions , Bad Seed Oatmeal Stout 54, Blackjack Jabberwocky , First Chop Extra Love , Arbor Nitro Stout 72, Cloudwater Grisette 77, Clouded Minds Luppol Ale 61, First Chop SYL 92, Magic Rock Carnival 90, Left Handed Giant USPA 86, Fixed Wheel Single Speed Amarillo , Arbor Dynamo , Moor Stout 94, Wood Street Senator , First Chop Good Measure , Thornbridge Charlie Brown 77, Shiny Crown of Bhutan , Clouded Minds Black Pike 74, Millstone Tiger Rut 72, Dark Star Seville 89
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10 reviews for Victoria
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  71%
 Selection  59%
 Food  80%
 Value  72%
 Overall  68%
 Rating  71%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr  (2047) Washington, Washington DC | October 3, 2015
Large place just a block from the main train station. Very crowded on a Saturday at 6 PM. One large sort of circular connected room with a central bar. Hipsters. Bachelor party, in costume, if that gives you an idea of the place. And itís CARPETED! Need I say more...
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
DrGD  (32) , England | May 18, 2015
Decent draught and bottled beer selection, interesting decor, polite yet slow service, can be quite noisy.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint  (309) Ely, England | February 28, 2015
Decent enough but sticky place for the younger set. Tries very hard to be hip. Partially succeeds. One cask ale when I was in (Siren Soundwave), a couple decent keg and an ok bottle selection. If this place were in Ely, Iíd like it. But itís near BrewDog and Cherry Reds (q.v.) so it needs to try much harder.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
WingmanWillis  (493) , England | September 15, 2014
Situated a couple of minutes away from Brewdog this is a multi roomed pub on different levels. Had 4 beers on tap and a couple of the beers hadnít seen elsewhere in Birmingham and kept in decent condition Tried the pizza deal 2 for £12 and was decent stuff. Service OK but kept getting caught up with cocktail and coffee drinkers. Trying to be achingly fashionable. Worth a look in but better places in Brum
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
Boudicca  (986) London, England | August 21, 2013
Outwardly the Victoria looks like a traditional Victorian pub but inside itís rather eccentric and not a little strange. It feels circular, with three quirkily decorated rooms round a central bar. In the main room, which is very purple, there are curved banquettes and seats covered in a plastic crocodile or possibly snake skin pattern; the animal theme is continued in some of the pictures which feature human bodies with birdsí heads. There are birdcages and clusters of fringed lampshades and some nice original features such as bell pushes and stained glass, although where a panel is missing itís been replaced with astro turf. In the back room there are green leather sofas and some peculiar cartoons, possibly inspired by films. There are four hand pumps with a reasonable choice of beer and the service was friendly.
Incidentally, the flag on the Ratebeer map shows the Victoria in the wrong place - itís actually in John Bright Street, just a stoneís throw from BrewDog.
(Visited 7 July 2013).
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub  (681) Banbury, England | August 6, 2013
It has to be over 30 years since I had been in here, but now it has been done up it could well be a regular. There are now 3 rooms, all of a similar decor and fittings, but nice and comfortable, with a good feel to the place. There were 5 beers available and I managed a couple of new ratings, the beers were all in very decent condition. The food was also very good. With The Brewdog opening up soon across the road, this will make it a popular area to go. Well worth a visit.
Re Rate Aug í13. This has not kept up the standard it started with. Now it feels a little more run down and the beer was poorer in quality. A little disappointed.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk  (216) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | February 24, 2013
Itís about time I rated this place! As itís name suggests, itís an old Victorian style pub in the heart of the city that thankfully and rather surprisingly retains much of its original character. They have a small but rotating selection of real ales, so itís always worth checking out to see what they currently have. The staff are friendly, the wifi good and the customers "colourful". Iíve always enjoyed my visits here. In terms of the architecture, its like stepping back 100+ years, but your fellow customers somehow manage to bring you bang up to date :-)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
linkup101  (10) Birmingham, England | December 25, 2012
An old school pub located in a part of Birmingham City Centre thatís fast becoming the hub of the craft beer scene in Birmingham. The decor is wonderful, itís always been busy when Iíve been in there and the beers have always caught my eye in terms of being a lot more interesting than the average pub. Definitely a regular stopping off point on my beer rounds in Birmingham.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
scotthmoore  (10) , England | March 5, 2012| Updated March 29, 2012
Really interesting interior decor, can get crowded at weekends but not horribly so thanks to its slightly off-the-beaten track location. Small selection of real ales.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown  (290) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | March 21, 2010| Updated April 27, 2013
An old skool boozer that has recently been smartened up and straightened out. Beautiful interiors are now accompanied by hipsters, good music and 3 regular ales and 1 guest. Regular events and new food options. Good atmos here. >> Updated on 27/4/13 - they now have consistently interesting cask and a rotating selection of excellent bottled craft beers, from names such as Kernel, Partizan, Howling Hops - great stuff.

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