Craven Arms | Birmingham, West Midlands
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Craven Arms
Excellent based on 17 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

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

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


Mayor: RichTheVillan (41) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 10+


Craven Arms

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Beer Available At Craven Arms (arranged by most recent)
4T’s NRL , Hopcraft Mosaic Plus 60, Black Hole Cyborg 52, Vale Occam’s Razor , Firebrand Running Stout , Clouded Minds Hazelnutter , Church End Mikes Meteor , Blackjack Bramling Cross , Loddon Green Bullet , Hydes O’Finnegan’s Irish Stout , Church End Gold Tea , Hopcraft Blanc Expression , Townhouse Flowerdew 45, Clouded Minds Clout Stout 72, Shiny New world , Waen Swizzle Stick , Brass Castle Sunshine 80, Alechemy Starlaw 59, Stancill Blonde , 2&Nine Summertime IPA
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17 reviews for Craven Arms
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  85%
 Selection  83%
 Food  65%
 Value  79%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  93%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock  (340) , England | September 18, 2014
My first ever visit to this little pub: 17th Sep 2014. Meeting some beer geek friends for a session and this was the chosen starting place. I instantly liked it, even before we got through the front door, it just looked like a good pub from first sight. Once inside it confirmed my first thoughts. Clean, tidy and a friendly ambiance from the start. Good selection of cask ales, three of the ’Black Country’ owners brews and the rest mostly from Yorkshire on my visit. I like proper pubs and this sits nicely in that mould. The guy behind the bar was informative and friendly, even came across and spoke to us when it was quiet, but he did know one or two in our little party.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
WingmanWillis  (94) , England | September 15, 2014
Around a 10 min walk from New St and 5 mins or so from Brewdog bar with a little detour to cross the busy ringroad this is a great little pub in the Black Country stable. Good range of beers in great condition, plenty of rarities on, good service and just a nice feel to the place. Was really quiet when visited on a Sunday afternoon but would definitely make the effort to head out again.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
gad905  (2) , | August 21, 2014
Nice little pub, used to be an old-school boozer but now great selection of regional cask and national/international craft keg. Always something new and good to try, the casks shift quick; some nice bottles in the fridges too. Staff are friendly as long as you’re not a prick, as are the regulars. No kitchen but you can order food in.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
pabloscafe  (16) , | August 1, 2014
Excellent pub with excellent beer. Soetimes find the service a little off but generally its great pub, one of the best in Birmingham.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Mjp12  (20) York, England | June 2, 2014
This feels like the perfect local, even though we travel 150 miles to make occasional visits. Fantastic variety of ales and craft keg, mainly from local/ regional micro breweries. Good variety of customers.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
chriso  (371) London, England | May 23, 2014| Updated June 14, 2014
An absolute gem. The selection of cask and "craft keg" beers is excellently curated and provides plenty of interest. Although it’s owned/operated by Black Country Ales you’ll only find one or two of thir beers on. The rest of often have a distinctly new wave feel. And, unlike many "craft" places this is a proper pub with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Not bad archtecturally either. Ticks all my boxes.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener  (81) Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), England | May 8, 2014
Cosy pub just outside Birmingham city centre. 7 or 8 casks and 5 kegs from the likes of kernel, brodies, magic rock and siren. Full of tickers and a lively atmosphere.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint  (169) Bedford, England | April 17, 2014
Excellent pub tucked away just near the city centre proper. 7 cask and 4 keg ales are served in a convivial and popular atmosphere (good luck getting a seat). They know their beer here, seek it out.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan  (38) , England | January 11, 2014
Excellent additon to the Birmingham beer scene always something interesting to try a scoopers paradise if you will, excellent pork pies, an addition of some Keg lines has helped, decent bottle selction even Keo available to remind you of Cypriot holidays.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown  (71) , Northern Ireland | November 4, 2013
Comfy back corner local with firendly 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.

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