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Beer Available At Craven Arms (Black Country Inns) (arranged by most recent)
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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Travlr (2029) Washington, Washington DC | October 3, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
minutemat (28) Shrewsbury, England | September 17, 2015| Updated October 3, 2015
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 9/20
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.
imdownthepub (681) Banbury, England | August 20, 2015
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
mcberko (526) Vancouver, British Columbia | May 5, 2015
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
b727trijet (396) Isleworth, England | March 30, 2015
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A well run pub catering for the discerning drinker.
Fin (753) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | January 31, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Jimmythespoon (171) , | January 28, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Very cozy boozer, with staff that knows their stuff. Great place to spend some time drinking great beers. Definitely worth a visit or two!
Beersiveknown (154) , Northern Ireland | January 26, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
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!)
Theydon_Bois (856) Tourist Town (West), England | January 25, 2015| Updated January 27, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Beermenace (34) , | January 15, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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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