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Beer Available At Bartons Arms (Oakham) (arranged by most recent)
Oakham The Krakenís Ink 88, The Kernel Pale Ale Mosaic Amarillo Centennial 84, Northern Monk / Against the Grain Brewery / IMBH Brunoís Cossack , Milton Minotaur 56, LandLocked Ace & E , Fixed Wheel Single Speed Mosaic , Burning Sky Porter , Oakham The Opportunist , Angel Ales Rum Truffle Stout , Sambrooks Battersea Rye (5.8%) 47, Tap East East End Mild 51, Offbeat Disfunctional Functional IPA , Hopcraft Temple of Love , Siren Driftwood 75, Siren Calypso Berliner Weisse - Simcoe 81, Birra del Borgo Cortigiana 66, Brewfist / Prairie Artisan Ales Spaghetti Western 98, Pig & Porter Whispering Bob , Dogfish Head My Antonia 96, Oakham Inferno (Cask) 87
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Theydon_Bois (789) The íSham, England | December 14, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A beautifully restored Victorian pub located in Aston, about 2 miles from the city centre - number 7 bus, the Barton Arms is presently owned (leased?) by Oakham.
The decor is full of civic splendour, tiles, glass, wood and the pub is separated into a couple of different rooms.
Oakham beers on tap, supplemented by guests.
Food is good quality Tai, I ate here once before an England game at Villa Park (about a 20 or so minute walk away).
Ticking wise not a go to destination but for a glimpse into pubs of yesteryear well worth the trip from Birmingham City centre - allied to the fact you will get tasty Oakham hop juice on tap!
sic1314 (402) 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.
BlackHaddock (389) , 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.
mcberko (340) 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.
deanso (336) 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.
DanielBrown (284) 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.
TimE (263) 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.
jjsint (201) Ely, England | November 24, 2014| Updated December 16, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
An absolute top-notch pub in Aston. Wow. Unspoiled Victoriana inside, opulent yet tasteful. An Oakham pub so you know the beers will be quality. Guest beers included Gloucester and Fixed Wheel (cask) with Tyne Bank, Burning Sky and Toccalmatto (keg). Small but very well-considered bottle selection. Thai food if youíre hungry. Almost perfect.
SarkyNorthener (95) West Bromwich (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.
Beersiveknown (94) , Northern Ireland | January 26, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastic resplendently tiled suburban pub. plush carpets, wooden floors, mosaics, shiny stuff, well worth a look in just for that. In addition 5/6 oakham bers and 4 guest casks plus 4 keg beers to be getting on with. Very busy with football fans but barmanager still found time to chat a bit. Fantastic excellent value thai food. 20p off/pint for CAMRA members. All in all a great pub, shame theyíd run out of Green Devil!
Beers sampled this visit: northern monk cossack brown, kernel mosaic, amarillo citra, minotaur mild
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