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Beer Available At Bartons Arms (Oakham) (arranged by most recent)
Oakham Oaple (Draught) , Oakham Nekomata 65, Sambrooks Powerhouse Porter 62, Green Duck Skinny Peteís Pilsner , Two Towers Paradise Lost , Sambrooks Wandle 38, Oakham Hawse Buckler 96, Wild Beer Epic Saison 88, Oakham Aston Villain , Oakham The Forger , York Yorkshire Terrier (Cask) 55, Wild Beer Fresh 87, Magic Rock / Brewfist Ryperbole 77, Brewfist / Prairie Artisan Ales Spaghetti Western 98, Oakham 42 60, Beavertown / Dogfish Head Londonerweisse 87, Arbor J Bomb 88, Mad Hatter Down The Rabbit Hole 87, Oakham The Krakenís Ink 93, The Kernel Pale Ale Mosaic Amarillo Centennial 91
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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.
jjsint (279) 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.
RichTheVillan (66) , England | May 12, 2013| Updated August 31, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 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. Recently has the addition of Keg and the new manager is really enthusiastic about bringing more interesting beers along with tap takeovers.
DanielBrown (290) 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.
Idler (2) Wolverhampton, England | January 2, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
My wife and I visit this pub regularly. The Australian managers are charming. The beer list is exceptional, including Belgian beers and Trois Monts from France. The Oakham Ales are also good, and they have beer festivals twice a year or more. Authentic Thai food is lovely, and one of my friends thought his Thom Kha Gai was as good as he got it in Thailand. This place ticks all the right boxes. A pity it is in such a horrible area.
Jimmythespoon (170) , | January 28, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
If youíre into pubs, especially historic pubs this is a must see place. Absolutely beautiful victorian pub restored to itís former glory. Beer are from oakham so you have some decent stuff on tap all the time. If in Birmingham this is a must visit place.
WingmanWillis (422) , England | May 5, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Not been here for a while so hopped on the bus out to Aston (33 or 51) and visited this grand old pub.
Beat the Villa and Everton fans in so the place was quiet when we arrived but got busier. Bonus of a mini beer festival that had additional new Oakham offerings plus a few others. Good range of Oakham beers on the bar. Food served from 5.30 and had finished by 6 with starter and main course. More time to head back to town for more beer rating action. Nice place and worth the effort.
Beersiveknown (123) , 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
sic1314 (478) 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.
Theydon_Bois (853) Tourist Town (West), 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!
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