Bernies Real Ale Off Licence

266 Cranmore Boulevard
Shirley, West Midlands England B90 4PX
bottle shop  3.65/5.0 7 reviews
Monday-Saturday 11:00-22:00, Sunday 12:00-18:00, Bank Holiday 12:00-18:00 & Christmas Day 12:00-15:00

Mayor: jmgreenuk (10) | Affiliated user(s) here Bernies | Taps: 6 real ale | Bottles: 300+
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Grumbo  (87) Ipswich, England | June 23, 2016
Bernieís is situated in an unassuming row of shops in a suburban area just off the Stratford Road heading out of Birmingham, close to M42. Visited a couple of times whilst in the area, first visit was off the back of it being in the Good Beer Guide, otherwise itís certainly not somewhere Iíd have visited íwhilst passingí. Considering where itís located, I was impressed with the selection available. Emphasis is on Real aleís with a lot of West Midlands beers, a solid range from rest of UK, plus a selection of intenational beers. Has a few beers available of tap to try too. The service is OK, efficient without being overly friendly, and isnít what youíd expect from a place such as this, but that aside itís well worth a visit if in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown  (311) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | May 26, 2014
Clean shop. Lots of bottled Bitters and a nice Bloch of Belgians. They have Brewdog and Flying a Dog too, but this isnít quite a craft location yet. Excellent prices - especially for Oakham Geen Devil. The welcome was rudimentary, but itís a great location for beer full stop and especially good in this area. They also have 4 hand pumps dispensing real ale. Very good.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk  (286) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | September 19, 2012
Nice to find real ale in an off license! Good selection of English ales, particularly those brewed locally. Worth a visit.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
bakerca  (5) birmingham, England | May 10, 2012
payed a visit couple of weeks ago on the way to the village ,not bad no way in the same claas as stirchly or cotteridge wines
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
The_Bish  (7) , England | March 18, 2012
Found an excuse to visit. Has a small selection of European and American, but a larger range of UK. 4 pumps on the go when I was there, managed to buy myself a present of Gouden Carolus box set of glass and 4 different beers so totally happy with that - only £15. Sometimes has Jaipur on tap. Staff member liked crap lager "I donít like ales" but was helpful and friendly nontheless. It was mid-march, but they still had about 8 different xmas beers in stock. Not sure how quickly Iíll go back, but he says theyíre going to extend their range by 60% soon.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
RichardW  (44) Carlisle, England | April 2, 2010
Couldnít resisit a look in when staying in a hotel 5 minutes away. Pleasant little shop, 4 handpumps in use, with 2 more spare. Draught real cider available (Richís Medium on my visit). Was hoping for more Belgian beers, going by the GBGís description, but only a small number of well known ones on sale., eg Chimay, Westmalle. Still, good for the area and worth a look in. Plenty of draught containers, in a number of sizes available.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn  (217) Bracknell, England | July 13, 2009
"The real ale off-licence" has been featured in CAMRAís Good Beer Guide for the last 20 years. A choice of beers are available on tap to take home in plastic containers; thereís also a reasonable range of bottles, mainly English with some more common Belgian and German. Located in a typical row of suburban shops. Well worth a visit if in the Solihull area.

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