England > West Midlands > Birmingham
Beer Available At Briar Rose (JDW) (arranged by most recent)
Tyskie Gronie 11, Rogue American Amber Ale 89, Caledonian / Ishii Minagof Three Quarter IPA 46, Orkney Clootie Dumpling 46, Sharps Doom Bar (Cask) 41, Rudgate Rudolfs Ruin 47, Lymestone Pudding Stone 26, Lagunitas Wet Hop IPA 97,
Strathaven Fiery Cauldron 46, Okells Dr Okells IPA (Cask) 53, Arundel Autumn Breeze 62, Exmoor Antler 32, Marstons Oyster Stout (Cask) 46, Theakston Masham Four & Twenty 31, White Horse Camarillo 39, Adnams / Sixpoint Bklyn Bitter 81, J.W. Lees John Willies 100 33, Caledonian / Brouwerij ít IJ India Session Ale 38, Sadlerís Peaky Blinder 84, Everards / Terrapin Rye 55
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dsmith67 (10) , | January 21, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Itís a Wetherspoons. Good value, but the beer tastes like itís going off.
mcberko (479) Vancouver, British Columbia | May 28, 2015
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Theydon_Bois (853) Tourist Town (West), England | December 14, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
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.
sic1314 (478) Leiden, Netherlands | July 27, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 13/20
Medium sized Spoons, reasonable selection. OK for the chain.
b727trijet (384) Isleworth, England | June 7, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 12/20
A typical Wetherspoons, but personally the nicest of three Iíve visited in central Birmingham. Is also a JDW hotel and next to the Wellington.
Boudicca (931) London, England | August 23, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 10/20
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).
jjsint (254) Ely, England | August 18, 2013| Updated October 3, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
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.
SarkyNorthener (103) West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), England | June 8, 2013| Updated December 3, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
The best JDW in Birmingham near the better Real ale bars. Looks OK inside, with an OK selection. Very good customer service.
Cunningham (420) Halden, Norway | April 2, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Party place. Anyway a nice selection of different ales.
Very close to Wellington.
ManVsBeer (1502) Hebden Bridge, England | January 29, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 13/20
Also a hotel, this is one of the better and more relaxed of the city centre Wetherspoon pubs, especially in summer when the front windows open up completely to give the front area a terrace feel on one of the less busy streets in what is still the commercial heart of Birmingham. Obviously it can busy, but often itís easy enough to find a corner for a quiet drink too and a half decent range of ales are available.
BlackHaddock (424) , England | November 21, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 12/20
No problems with the beer quality or staff: this is a typical Spoons except they always seem to have enough staff, which most reading this will know is not typical Wetherspoons at all.
The place is always so dark inside: that is my beef with the joint: you know what you are going to get when you walk into a Spoons, you just canít see it in here!
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