Craven Arms | Birmingham, West Midlands
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Craven Arms
Excellent based on 13 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 (35) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 10+

Craven Arms

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Beer Available At Craven Arms (arranged by most recent)
Pressure Drop Pale Fire 90, The Kernel India Pale Ale US 366 96, Church End @Howbatmaniam , Revolutions Pretty In Pink , Brass Castle Cliffhanger 46, Harrogate No 5 Porter , Hopcraft So Much To Answer For , Clouded Minds Luppol Ale , Evil Twin The Cowboy 92, Steel City / North Riding Worse Than Hitler , Brodies Brodenbach Grand Cru 68, On The Edge Porridge Stout , Brodies London Fields Pale Ale 71, LandLocked Island IPA , Black Iris IPA No. 4 , Tigertops Mother Udder , St. Austell Spring Brew , Evan Evans Artisan Craft Beer Hop Blast , Brodies Citra 83, Brodies Chinook Black Coffee Black IPA 95
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13 reviews for Craven Arms
 Ambiance  88%
 Service  86%
 Selection  82%
 Food  70%
 Value  78%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Mjp12  (18) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
chriso  (368) 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 itís owned/operated by Black Country Ales youíll 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener  (80) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint  (151) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan  (10) , 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.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
linkup101  (10) Birmingham, England | September 30, 2013
Whatís there not to like about the Craven, situated a stones throw from the Mailbox, fantastic beer on the handpulls, fantastic beer in bottles, great ambiance. A great example of how a traditional pub should be done.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub  (459) Banbury, England | August 6, 2013
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 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314  (359) Leiden, Netherlands | July 29, 2013
Nice looking old back street bar. Tickerís delight, loads of new breweries and beers.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Boudicca  (671) London, England | July 10, 2013| Updated April 12, 2014
A great local pub with a superb selection of beers (12 hand pumps). The Craven Arms has a very nice original exterior with blue and gold coloured tiles and inside itís neat, clean and well cared for. Apparently it wasnít always so Ė the current landlord and landlady, who are very friendly, took over a couple of years ago and by all accounts theyíve transformed the place. The beers include a few from Black Country Ales, who own the pub, alongside a good array of guests and some carefully selected bottles. Thanks to Dan for introducing us to the Craven. I liked it a lot and itís the one I liked most of all the pubs in the city centre. Oh, and the pies (£4 each) were delicious. (Last visited 1 April 2014).

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