England > West Midlands > Birmingham, Digbeth
Beer Available At Anchor Inn (arranged by most recent)
Briggs Blues , Nutbrook Boom Baa , Little Ale Cart Lumley Castle , Otherton East Indiaman , Fixed Wheel Blackheath Stout , Sacre Brew Buffalo Beer , Dukeries Bolt Out Of The Blue , Dove Street Copdock Classic , Brown Ales The Matrix , Weal Ales Weals Of Steele , Purple Moose U.F.A. (Union Foundry Ale) , Blackedge Pike Pale Ale , Fixed Wheel No Brakes IPA , Scarborough Stout 58, Fuggle Bunny New Beginnings , Wychwood Piledriver (Cask) 39, Twisted Oak Unknown Pleasures , Froth Blowers Shepherds Warning , Blackedge First Gold , Beer Works Doctor Mortonís Chicken Vindaloo
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jjsint (186) Bedford, England | November 25, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Old-fashioned two-bar pub out toward the Digbeth area of Birmingham. Walkable from the city centre. Despite its opulence it does look a bit tired, especially from the outside. A handful of cask ales (mostly on the strong side), a couple of craft kegs from Sacre Brew, and a few bottles including some Irish craft beer (unfortunately not chilled). This will get rammed on BCFC match days but today itís quiet.
47574xeCD (7) , England | November 14, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
In the land that time forgot, Digbeth, Good venue with a big choice of beer and cider, the Midland Red Bar is linked to the old Coach Station with maps and photoís.
jorge76 (149) , Italy | July 19, 2014
34 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 7/20
The pub is nice .. I agree with some review here the selection was a bit " lazy " .. We havenít been welcomed and when we asked if they served food the lady have us a really bad reply .. So we finished our drink and got out ..
b727trijet (330) Isleworth, England | June 7, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Although more expensive than some London pubs it is certainly a must visit if in Brum. A beautiful four bar pub nicely restored. Always a good selection of beers from all over Britain and foreign beers too. They also hold beer festivals with impressive beer lists several times a year.
imdownthepub (522) Banbury, England | December 4, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Excellent city centre(ish) boozer, my favourite place to go before the footie. Always loads of choice and great quality. Not easy to find for the newcomer unless you know Digbeth Coach Station. The pub has plenty of character and Characters. I love it.
Dec í12 a much needed update from me, there has been a slight change in management recently and the pub does seem a little less like the pub I always loved. There is now a Juke box, donít remember that before. The choice of beers remains as good and the building is more or less the same but the feel isnít what it was and it was particularly empty on our visit. Still very good but things have to move on.
Update Dec í13. It grieves me to say this but what was once my favourite pub anywhere is now a shadow of its former self. The building remains but Iím sorry to say, that everything else has dropped in quality. Sob, sob.
Boudicca (717) London, England | August 21, 2013
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
The Anchor came well recommended so my expectations were high. Sadly, they werenít met, not because the pub is in an industrial wasteland just south of the city centre but because the beer choice was OK but not particularly special and, more importantly, it was not at all welcoming. Call me a snob if you like but I thought it was pretty rough. Fearing the looks we were getting might kill us and feeling about as welcome as toothache, we went to sit outside and were joined by a friendly local who gave me a slightly more positive view of the place. The building itself retains some nice original features such as the dividing screen in the bar, old dark wood, etched glass mirrors and frosted and stained glass windows. Not sure Iíd go back in a hurry though.
(Visited 7 July 2013).
Cunningham (347) Halden, Norway | April 2, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely old unspoilt pub.
A little bit outside the main street. But not difficult to find.
Solid range of different ales.
jmgreenuk (178) The Hague, Netherlands | December 24, 2012| Updated February 12, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 13/20
Typical inner city, three-roomed boozer close to the bus station. This place probably hasnt changed much in my lifetime and its been a while since I was 21! If it relied on the lager drinkers it would probably have gone out of business years ago. There is always a good selection of regularly rotating real ales here and plenty of people who appreciate them. The. Belgian selection would keep most people happy for a while too. The ale is well kept and always fresh. The staff are friendly and I did appreciate the quality 80ís music on the jukebox at the time. If you are in the city itís well worth checking out what they have.
sic1314 (391) Leiden, Netherlands | May 13, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
For a Saturday evening visit, not very busy. Doesnít seem to have moved with the times very much, gave the impression of a gradual decline.
BlackHaddock (371) , England | April 3, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
The Batemanís XB caught my eye as we walked in on a wet and cold Saturday afternoon in Aug 2009. My pint was in fine order and I sat down to look around this old establishment with its equally old customers. Most of the clientele looked a little worn around the edges and down on their luck.
The whole area is being re-developed and the only building that seems to have remained untouched is this lovely old gem of a pub.
The place could do with a good scrub, but as it is in the middle of a building site it obviously has trouble staying clean, a bit like the locals.
The one bloke behind the bar was friendly enough; the regulars kept to themselves, we (four of us) dried out and soaked up the place and its Batemanís XB.
Once the area is re-built I hope to return here, but it is so isolated at the moment the walk out to it doesnít seem worth the effort because there are plenty of good pubs closer together in Birmingham.
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