Craven Arms (Black Country Inns) | Birmingham, West Midlands
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Craven Arms (Black Country Inns)
Excellent based on 26 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

47 Upper Gough Street
Birmingham, West Midlands England B1 1JG [ print map ]
0121 643 6756 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon-Thurs 1200-2300; Fri-Sat 1200-0000

Mayor: RichTheVillan (19) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 10+

Craven Arms (Black Country Inns)

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Renaissance Voyager India Pale Ale 74, Siren / Elusive Dinner for Eight 76, Hopcraft Citra Plus 75, Waen Hanging Rock , Weird Beard The Duke Of Dank 84, Cloudwater Cream Ale 83, Cloudwater Lager Summer Range 87, Cloudwater Porter Autumn Range , Cloudwater Red Ale Autumn Range , Cloudwater US Hopfenweisse 91, Cloudwater Summer APA 77, Cloudwater IPA Autumn Range , Cloudwater Session IPA Summer Range , Cloudwater Farmhouse IPA , Squawk Pale Galena, Centennial , Imperial / Hamelsworde Yankee Doodle DanDale , Cloudwater Citrus Gose 69, Brick (UK) Sir Thomas Gardyner 89, North Riding (East Ayton) / Brass Castle Red Mosaic , Wild Weather / Hopcraft - Sunday League Relegation Play Offs (2nd leg)
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26 reviews for Craven Arms (Black Country Inns)
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  82%
 Selection  80%
 Food  65%
 Value  76%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr  (2029) Washington, Washington DC | October 3, 2015
Although this is an older gentleman’s pub, I don’t 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, don’t 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 9/20
minutemat  (28) Shrewsbury, England | September 17, 2015| Updated October 3, 2015
Traditional Midlands boozer located a short walk from New Street Station not far from the Mailbox (Brewdog is en route). Definitely in keeping with a traditional pub feel, and has a clientele to match. Cask takes pride of place along the front (with the usual barflies blocking your view and chance of being served) and ’craft keg’ on offer at either end. On my first visit it seemed to be expected of all drinkers to consume at least one pork pie during their visit. Bottles in the fridges seem to be focussed on Mikkeller, Evil Twin, Weird Beard, Buxton et al - not sure how they go down with the regulars, none of whom bought any of the keg or bottled beers during my visit. Decent pub.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
imdownthepub  (681) Banbury, England | August 20, 2015
Aug ’15 mark 90. The pub get better all the time, particularly the choice of beers and the descriptions offered. Excellent.
Aug ’13, mark 86. Although I have visited Birmingham many times, this area was never one on the list to go to, this has now changed. Reasonably easy to get to through the Mailbox, the escalators taking out the climb. It can be spotted from the Mailbox, with its tiled exterior. It is now a welcoming, 1 roomed pub with the bar along the interior wall and kitchens behind. The beers are from the Black Country Brewery range plus brewery swaps in general, which at the moment, are giving an interesting choice. Sharon & Chris are really keen on their Real Ales and we are sure will always be offering a good spread of styles. It will now become a regular on our irregular Birmingham trips. A great start and addition to the City Centre scene.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko  (526) Vancouver, British Columbia | May 5, 2015
Very traditional English pub feel to this place but win an above average tap list. Most cask ales, though there are a few regular keg draughts, including a couple of Sirens, but the rest are standard English ales. Friendly service and standard prices. Nice place for a beer or two.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
b727trijet  (396) Isleworth, England | March 30, 2015
A well run pub catering for the discerning drinker.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Fin  (753) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | January 31, 2015
We visited here on Saturday 24th January 2015 we being me, Loz and Glen after the superb Cotteridge Convention. The Craven Arms was as far as I can recall close to the Mailbox. It was dark when we arrived so sadly I was unable to marvel at the exterior which I understand is pretty impressive as it is adorned with blue and gold majolica tiling. I was also unable to take in much of the interior of the place as it was absolutely rammed, (the entire RB Cotteridge contingent helped to fill the place) The beer choice was very, very good. I had a Revolutions Happy Family. Despite it being so busy we were served very swifly. I heard one of the barman talking to a customer and it was clear that they knew their stuff. I liked the pub but will have to re-rate as I was unable to really take in ny surroundings and describe the pub in detail as it was so busy.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Jimmythespoon  (171) , | January 28, 2015
Very cozy boozer, with staff that knows their stuff. Great place to spend some time drinking great beers. Definitely worth a visit or two!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown  (154) , Northern Ireland | January 26, 2015
Comfy back corner local with friendly staff, pleny of original features and a good mix of beers on the bar, with three from black country on my visit. Allow you o bring your own food which is always a bonus. 24/1/15 Additional keg lines in place, bustling but not rammed on a Saturday night. Good mix of local and further afield, including some unusual cask offerings (9.6% DIPA and an oud bruin!)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois  (856) Tourist Town (West), England | January 25, 2015| Updated January 27, 2015
Visited around 5pm on Saturday 24th January 2015. Located about 10 minutes walk from New St, heading away from the main city centre and shopping district. Trad street corner Victoriana boozer both inside and out. Place was fair booming on our visit but we got served fairly quickly. Good range of Cask beers and some solid keg offerings to boot. The only thing that sullied my visit a little was that one of our party was asked to leave. He claims innocence, and I know people can get pissed and do something inappropriate but the bar staff/manager who asked him to leave would not explain to us why - which I think is a little silly/uncommunicative and just left me feeling a bit let down.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Beermenace  (34) , | January 15, 2015
A bit difficult to find, however once there a pleasant enough boozer awaits. Reasonable selection of dark and blonde ales at prices you would expect in Birmingham, condition of beer spot on. I just felt it lacked a bit of atmosphere, although the young girl behind the bar was charming and helpful. Not somewhere I would go regularly, nice but nothing more.

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