Craven Arms (Black Country Inns)

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Beers At Craven Arms (Black Country Inns)

Revolutions Amnesiac6%10/23/2016
Weird Beard Curse of the Ryeclops7.5%10/23/2016
North Riding Yojimbo5.9%10/23/2016
Imperial / Steel City / Reptilian Turkeys Voting For Xmas8.7%10/23/2016
Chin Chin His Lordship3.9%10/23/2016
Siren Proteus - Vol.2 - Mosaic, Chinook, Cascade4%10/16/2016
Bristol Beer Factory Bitter Kiwi5%10/11/2016
Hilltop Porter4.7%10/10/2016
Marble Built To Fall5.6%10/8/2016
Northern Monk Northern Star Mocha Porter5.9%9/28/2016
Marble Howgate & Kemp6.4%9/28/2016
Trinity Belle Vue Blonde4.2%9/25/2016
Shiny Happy People4.2%9/25/2016
Revolutions Disintegration 4.5%9/25/2016
Glentworth Cheers!4.1%9/23/2016
Tarn 51 Lady Cluck3.8%9/23/2016
Shiny Pail Comet Pekko4%9/23/2016
True North Pale Ale Willamette Chinook4.3%9/10/2016
North Riding (East Ayton) US IPA Mosaic5.5%9/10/2016
Dry & Bitter Christian Bale Ale4.6%9/10/2016
Shiny Pail Comet Azacca4%9/10/2016
Weird Beard / Pig and Porter California Common5.6%7/24/2016
Hopcraft Killing Joke 4.1%7/24/2016
Prairie Brett C.8.1%7/1/2016
Siren Hillbilly Wine9%7/1/2016
York Missouri Gold4%6/22/2016
Csupor Bunny Hop4.5%6/19/2016
Summer Wine Valencia4.1%6/19/2016
Tiny Rebel Billabong4.6%6/19/2016
Revolutions A New England4.5%6/19/2016
Siren Undercurrent4.5%6/19/2016
Lost Industry Biscosity7.1%6/19/2016
Cloudwater Imperial Stout (11.2%)11.2%6/19/2016
Band of Gypsies (2014) Whiskey Thief9.2%6/19/2016
Wiper and True Wheat Beer - White4.3%6/19/2016
RothBeer TŠvoli Galaxis / IPA Galaxy6.1%6/7/2016
Alphabet Crate Digger Coffee Stout6.5%5/28/2016
Hawkshead Dry Stone Stout4.5%5/28/2016
Cloudwater Claussenni Imperial Stout6.9%5/28/2016
Bexar County Death In A Sea of Mediocrity6%5/14/2016
Bexar County Victoria Export Stout6.7%5/14/2016
Revolutions E.P3.9%5/14/2016
Independent Pale6%4/30/2016
Pig & Porter Red Spider Rye5.5%4/30/2016
Brodies Californian5.3%4/30/2016
Fallen Platform C6.3%4/30/2016
Leadmill Saigon4.5%4/30/2016
Wishbone Bandit APA3.8%4/16/2016
Pig & Porter Elusive Pig5.7%4/16/2016
Torrside Multi-National 4.7%4/9/2016
Hawkshead IPA7%4/7/2016
Hopcraft Profits of Doom4.5%4/7/2016
Raw / Steel City Abandon All Hop, Ye Who Enter Here4.5%4/7/2016
Brodies Piccadilly Pale Ale3.8%4/2/2016
Three Blind Mice Beyond Wonderland7.4%4/2/2016
Burton Bridge Spring Ale4.7%3/20/2016
Blue Bee Rakau IPA5%3/20/2016
Sahtipaja Saison #16.1%3/20/2016
Time and Tide Calista IPA6.1%3/15/2016
Cloudwater Spring Summer 2016 Eureka Lager4.8%3/12/2016
Darwin Beagle Blonde4.1%3/5/2016
Cloudwater Winter Range - Stout4%3/5/2016
Cloudwater Spring Summer 2016 Epic Lager4.8%3/5/2016
Blue Bee Reet Pale4%3/5/2016
Schoolhouse Meet Me Behind The Bike Shed4.4%2/27/2016
North Riding Cascade3.9%2/27/2016
Bexar County El Diablo3.8%2/27/2016
Hopcraft Bacchus on the Waggon4.9%2/27/2016
Six Degrees North Honey Bee Good8%2/20/2016
Crafty Devil Lilí Devil4.5%2/20/2016
Hopcraft Juicy Fruits3.8%2/20/2016
Shiny Strong Pail - Calypso Amarillo 5%1/4/2016
Cloudwater IPA (Cask)7.2%1/2/2016
Thornbridge Baize5.5%12/22/2015
North Riding (East Ayton) Single Hop APA - Chinook4.2%12/22/2015
Sahtipaja Sjuhšradspilsner4.5%12/17/2015
Siren / Elusive Dinner for Nine4.1%12/17/2015
Thornbridge Windle6.2%12/17/2015
Blackjack Triskel4.8%12/17/2015
North Riding (East Ayton) Derwent Valley Porter (Coconut)4.5%12/17/2015
Revolutions Furry-tail of Yorkshire 4.5%12/17/2015
Thornbridge Made North3.8%12/13/2015
Anspach & Hobday The Altbier5.2%12/13/2015
Weird Beard Faithless Spreadsheet Ninja5.5%12/13/2015
AleSmith IPA7.25%12/13/2015
Three Boys Oyster Stout6.2%12/13/2015
Hop Studio Red3.8%12/13/2015
Weird Beard Black Christmas4.5%12/12/2015
Fallen Local Motive3.9%12/6/2015
Cigar City El Centro Citra and Simcoe Dry-Hopped Ale6.2%12/5/2015
Tiny Rebel Cereal Killer3%12/5/2015
Tigertops Blanche de Newland 4.6%11/28/2015
Tigertops Rhubarb4%11/28/2015
Wishbone Divination5.6%11/28/2015
Weird Beard Little Things That Kill 3.9%11/28/2015
Siren Pompelmocello 6%11/14/2015
Weird Beard No More Bright Ideas7.3%11/5/2015
Weird Beard Saison 145.6%11/5/2015
Weird Beard Decadence5.5%11/5/2015
Weird Beard Tsujigiri6.2%11/5/2015

  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
BeardedAvenger  (133) Addlestone, England | July 25, 2016
If I was in a bad mood Iíd mark this place down for how long it took to walk here! Having said I like the way the Victoria mixed old fashioned pub and fantastic new beers, this place probably more of an extreme. Really old fashioned pub but with fantastic beers (seem to remember food was limited to filled rolls, so 70ís old fashioned!). Didnít give it great marks for ambiance or service as seemed pretty average in that respect. But worth it for the beers.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Burtonboy  (1) , England | May 25, 2016
Blazing a trail across the drab uninspired beer dessert that is Brum. Beer is the star here with carefully chosen brews from the UKís best producers, all lovingly looked after by the fanatical self professed Beer Overlord! Drink in the laidback ambience in a comfy and spotlessly clean back street boozer. Stay for a few and wait for the rest of the city to catch up!
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
androman  (63) Maarssen, Netherlands | May 2, 2016
Visited on Friday later afternoon. Location is just next to The Mailbox, very close to the main train station and Bullring. Typical Grandpaís house looking British pub (without food I guess) with many casks and some kegs. The difference is that instead of the boring average real ales they have lots of beers from the smaller, quality, new craft beer breweries.Iíve drunk two Irish ones form breweries Iíve never heard before (which doesnít mean they are not known for others), they were both really good. Canít pay with card under £5 which is a bit usual in some British pubs and can be annoying if you have time for one beer only but you donít have cash.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (976) London, England | March 6, 2016
A rather solid old-school boozer that melds classic cask beers with more modern offerings on keg. The range of beers is great, and Iíve found interesting options on both of my visits here. The interior is classic pub, with plenty of seating and a warm ambiance. The staff are friendly and attentive. The pricing is very fair. If you are visiting Birmingham, then I would say this place is a required stop.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
faerytale1  (3) Birmingham, England | February 20, 2016
Having visited craft beer bars all over the world, I always feel lucky to have the Craven Arms in my home city. The choice is second to none, the keg selection always has something exciting and the cask beer is immaculately kept. The owners are proud of the beer they get into the pub and quite often manage to get something rare. They do serve local beers but one of the main reasons itís my favorite pub is because I know I can get the best beers from around the country in one place. Recent casks include Brodieís, Wild Beer, Tiny Rebel, Hawkshead, Siren, Fallen, Almasty, Black Jack, Weird Beard, Hopcraft, Shiny, Church End, Summer Wine, Steel City to name a few! Keg has included some brilliant beers from Aspach & Hobday, Kernel, Magic Rock, To ōl, Siren, North Riding, Wild Beer, Weird Beard, Brodies and more. Not only will you find the cask in perfect condition but there will be beers on that youíve never had. Fridges are always well stocked with a good range of bottles too. Itís a very traditional feeling pub but the beer is as up-to-date as youíll get in Brum...probably most places in the country!
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
worldbeertaste  (144) , England | February 5, 2016
This is a great traditional pub with an excellent beer selection and guys behind the bar who know what to recommend. The sad part is that it is small and can get very busy.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
nearbeer  (233) Knoxville, Tennessee | January 8, 2016
Visited a few years ago but it doesnít sound like things have changed much. A pleasant spot in a nice old building. Quite a convivial atmosphere. I recall a few English crap beers on tap but things may be different now. Certainly a decent enough spot to while away a little time on a (very) quiet Sunday evening. However, there werenít many beery options around town so we were grateful for anything we could find - things seem to have improved somewhat since then. Which is good because Cambridge is a very pleasant place for a walkabout. Didnít eat as weíd already done so elsewhere.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Scopey  (653) Croydon, England | November 2, 2015
I visited during the Cotteridge Convention in January 2015. The Craven Arms is a nice traditional boozer with a good array of cask ales. Has good local feel to it. As someone who rarely frequents the West Midlands pretty much all the beers were new. Among the low-boost golden ales there were a few more interesting offerings on cask and keg. Service was prompt and beer condition was good. Craven Arms is good choice on any respectable beer tour of central Birmingham.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Clembo1957  (158) Smethwick, England | October 7, 2015
Excellent Black Country Ales pub near to the Mailbox in Birmingham. Excellent selection of real ales including Black Country Ales and guests, good bottle menu.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Travlr  (2531) Charlotte , North Carolina | October 3, 2015
Although this is an older gentlemanís pub, I donít mean that in a bad way. One large room, and the smokers spilling outside to drink on the kerb/curb. Lots of cask ales on, some of them craft, all of them pale except one. So, lots of choices, but not a lot of variety. Interesting bottles, donít forget those. They had some craft events advertised, Meet the Brewer, etc, that looked interesting. Staff did well despite the throng of Saturday evening crowds. Good place overall.

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