England > West Midlands > Birmingham, Aston
Beer Available At Bartons Arms (Oakham) (arranged by most recent)
Hopcraft Temple of Love , Siren Driftwood 74, Siren Calypso Berliner Weisse - Simcoe 68, Birra del Borgo Cortigiana 68, Brewfist / Prairie Artisan Ales Spaghetti Western 98, Pig & Porter Whispering Bob , Dogfish Head My Antonia 96, Oakham Inferno (Cask) 87, Tyne Bank Mocha Milk Stout 92, Burning Sky Saison Le Printemps 77, Gloucester Bramling Cross , Fixed Wheel Chain Reaction , Sambrooks Battersea IPA 54, Oakham Curmudgeon 89, Oakham Davy Jones 80, Oakham Gangster 71, Milton Marcus Aurelius 99, Brew By Numbers 05/07 India Pale Ale - Motueka & Pacific Jade 89, Brew By Numbers 11/04 Session IPA - Chinook & Amarillo 91, Shiny Satellite
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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 (190) 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 (59) , 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 (272) 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.
sic1314 (399) 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 (745) 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!
BlackHaddock (382) , 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.
deanso (310) 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.
SarkyNorthener (92) 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.
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