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Beer Available At Post Office Vaults (arranged by most recent)
Blackjack Three Kings , Moa Pale Ale 89, Byattís Crystal Cookie , Isca Limited Edition No.87 Chinook , Point Belgian White 43, Great Heck Treasure IPA 79, Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold 87, Abbeydale Doctor Mortonís Angler Management , Brooklyn Sorachi Ace 98, De la Senne Taras Boulba 94, Hecks Portwine Of Glastonbury SV (Draught) 73, Beowulf Dark Raven 75, Salopian Oracle 91, Hobsons Mild 74, Byattís Urban Red 70, Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise 100, XT 3 Indian Pale 47, Ossett Sizzler , Abbey Heritage , Kelham Island Best Bitter 42
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imdownthepub (375) Banbury, England | December 4, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
New bar in the centre of the city, near Victoria Square. It is a cellar bar, the New Street entrance is a little tricky to spot. Specialises in foreign bottled beers, particularly American, this is proving to be a good move as it seems to be popular. There are 8 cask hand pulls, time will tell how many of these will be rotating. No food is served but you are free to bring along your own. Seems to be a midway point between a Craft beer supplier and Real Ale house. It really is worth taking a look and close enough to the Welly, where there is a slight link, to be able to combine the two. I was really impressed hence the mark, but will review again later.
Updated review Dec í12. This has been running 1 year now and remains an excellent place for beers in the City Centre. The Real Ales remain interesting, well sourced and in good condition. As has been said, the bottled beer is somewhat expensive. It is popular and often full particularly on weekend evenings. A must visit.
Dec í13 - This remains an excellent pub to visit at any time. Cheaper for bottles than the Brewdog and comfortably friendly.
Sambayley101 (5) , | August 18, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
A quality, subturranean bar near New Street Station, which is part owned by the landlord at The Wellington. I rate this pub as being of equal stature to the Wellington, and it has an even better selection in terms of bottled beers and scrumpy- a real boon for a cider fan like me.
The only points that edge it for The Wellington as far as Iím concerned are that space is at a premium (a testament to its deserved popularity) and thereís no outside drinking space. I tend to go in the day when I can, as at night it tends to get rammed.
The booze could be cheaper, but then again itís by no means over-expensive, and the range of Belgian beers is incredible.
TimE (235) Tokyo, Japan | August 7, 2013| Updated August 9, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Underground. Simple cozy design, not a huge cask list, but solid and well thought out with lots of cider. Staff were helpful, nice bottle list. Beer was in fantastic condition. Out of all the beer places in Birmingham I felt this was most targeted at beer geeks and serious beer drinker. Solid solid place.
Brigadier (227) Northeastern Ohio, Ohio | July 24, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Tucked away in a low key building near the train station is this hidden gem. The tap selection was not what drew me here but the list of hundreds of Belgian, US, and other bottles. Most prices seemed reasonable and although there is nothing exceptionally rare it covers enough styles to make finding a beer easy. Visit here just before or after getting off the train for one of the better bars in the Birmingham city center.
Boudicca (529) London, England | July 21, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
The entrance to the Post Office Vaults on New Street is easy to miss Ė thereís just a doorway and a small sign beckoning you in and down the stairs into the pub. However, itís built into the side of the hill and thereís also a door at the back of the bar opening directly onto Pinfold Street, where thereís a more normal frontage painted in pillar box red and cream. Itís a smallish bar, quite plainly decorated, but welcoming and with a good range of beer and ciders as well as the bottles for which it is becoming known.
(Visited 6 July 2013).
Clembo1957 (63) Smethwick, England | May 5, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Formerly The Royal Mail and closed for several years. Good selection of beers and an excellent bottle menu.
Fin (437) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 18, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
I visited here on Monday 18th March 2013, it was actually easier to find than I expected as I entered via the Penfold St entrance which is probably a lot clearer and more obvious than the New Street entrance. Both entrances lead down to a cellar style bar though entering via the Penfold entrance you realise that the pub being is much closer to street level at that end. The pub is a one room oblong shaped affair with bar at one end, nothing particularly interesting about it, but it was pleasant enough. There were about eight handpumps as I recall with a Beuwolf stout at 7.4% the most interesting of these, in fact it was very tasty from the small sampler I had. I had 300+ beers to choose from in the bottled beer list or bible as they refer to it, though I decided to go for an old favourite in Brí La Senne Zinnebir. I also had a Brooklyn There Will be Black and chatted quite a bit to the bar person, she was really informative about local pubs and clearly knowledgeable about her beers. A good bar with a good range (mostly bottles) I will definitely return here again. Btw this is just a 4-5 min walk from both Brewdog bar and also the Welly and in fact makes a nice little inbetweener.
wimpyjoe (947) Hebden Bridge, England | January 31, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Fine establishment for real ale and beyond. The selection is varied and thereís enough pumps to keep you occupied for several hours. Failing that thereís enough lager and bottles to supplement any whim, but itís probably not the best idea to bring non beer drinkers here as there is little choice from the aforementioned. The decor is simple but suits, including indented light fittings surrounding by hops on the vine, as is the bar. To add to the already beer themed bar it has a hundred or so bottles from around the world circling the upper part of the room and a choice of Good Beer Guide books to read, which it is in of course. No food.
ladnewton (150) London, England | December 29, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited on 28th December 2012 on a Birmingham city crawl. Basement pub with cosy intimate feel, friendly staff and warm welcoming locals. Eight real ales available and over two hundred bottles for those seeking more exotic varieties. I enjoyed Hobsons Mild and Salopian Oracle both of which were in fine condition. Although I was visiting alone, a fellow beer drinker was friendly enough to accompany me to the next pub. A must for anyone visiting Birmingham - you will not be disappointed. Handy for New Street and Moor Street stations and close to the Wellington.
jmgreenuk (113) The Hague, Netherlands | December 29, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
A small underground beer bar in the heart of the city. Itís not so easy to find, but donít give up. They have 14 regularly rotating taps, but this place is special for its awesome bottled selection. Ask for the beer menu. Donít just look behind the bar! They donít serve food, but you are welcome to bring in your own. The service is superb. The staff are ultra helpful and always ready to offer a taste. They even pour small samples in front of each pump so you can see the style. The wifi works well too, which is more than can be said for many bars these days. It does get busy at the weekend, but thatís no surprise. This is a must visit bar on any Birmingham crawl!
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