Briar Rose (JDW)

Mayor: RichTheVillan (4) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 10
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
dsmith67  (10) , | January 21, 2012
Itís a Wetherspoons. Good value, but the beer tastes like itís going off.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
WingmanWillis  (1104) , England | October 16, 2015
Visited on a Wednesday night in October 2015. Quite a large Spoons with hotel, made use of the accommodation which was decent. Long bar on the left had a reasonable guest beer range on, both beers I tried were decent and cheap. Decor is pretty good, wasnít too busy when we visited. Itís a handy spot to have a sneaky peek in on the way to the Wellington. Not a got to beer destination but a decent Spoons.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
Travlr  (2508) Charlotte , North Carolina | October 12, 2015
I stayed at the hotel attached to this place, which was perfectly adequate and good value for money. It was very noisy, as youíd expect given its central location. And both driving and parking in the city center were very difficult, especially with all the road closures and diversions from construction and rugby. The bar itself is a standard Spoons. Six guest casks from other regions, not too much local. I am running out of different things to say about these Weatherspoons places.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
mcberko  (821) Vancouver, British Columbia | May 28, 2015
Old review from 2011. Pretty standard JDW a block from The Wellington. Nothing overly interesting at the time, but the beer is cheap and food is decently priced. Might be able to get a few new ticks here if nothing else.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois  (1006) Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, England | December 14, 2014
Mid size Spooneria, centrally located just off New Street, the Briar Rose was the 2nd Spoons to open in Central Brummigen after the Square Peg. Typical spooneria, darkish (just natural light at the front) but decent enough decor, Iíve always felt it to be a step up from itís older brother the peg (only pub Iíve ever been unfortunate enough to witness someone being glassed in the face !!! about 19 year ago mind). Usual range of house JDW dull cask, plus guests, slightly better clientele than the Peg. Also a Wetherlodge upstairs which Iíve employed in the past. Post Office Vaults and the Wellington are very close, which would probably be your first port of calls if on a limited time budget, but the Briar Rose can be useful for a tick or two.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
sic1314  (476) Leiden, Netherlands | July 27, 2014
Medium sized Spoons, reasonable selection. OK for the chain.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
b727trijet  (481) Isleworth, England | June 7, 2014
A typical Wetherspoons, but personally the nicest of three Iíve visited in central Birmingham. Is also a JDW hotel and next to the Wellington.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
Boudicca  (1125) London, England | August 23, 2013
A large, quite elegant art deco style Wetherspoon pub in the city centre. The front windows open out fully, which can be quite pleasant on a hot day. We didnít find any new beers amongst the 8 or 10 taps but the selection was reasonable enough. (Visited 8 July 2013).
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
jjsint  (460) Cambridge, England | August 18, 2013| Updated October 3, 2013
Better than average for JDW. Holds its own around the beer heaven that is Birmingham City Centre. Staff handle large crowds impeccably (City and WBA were playing at home the day I went, plus cricket on at Edgbaston). Not many real ales on but a good choice of foreign taps & bottles.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener  (133) West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), England | June 8, 2013| Updated December 3, 2014
The best JDW in Birmingham near the better Real ale bars. Looks OK inside, with an OK selection. Very good customer service.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham  (666) Halden, Norway | April 2, 2013
Party place. Anyway a nice selection of different ales. Very close to Wellington.

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