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Beer Available At Old Joint Stock (Fullerís) (arranged by most recent)
Moorhouses Black Cat (Cask) 76, Butcombe Adam Hensonís Rare Breed 48, Fullerís Red Fox (Cask) 53, Warwickshire Darling Buds 41, Birdís Mild High Club 46, Angel Ginger Stout , Fullerís Past Masters 1966 Strong Ale 84, Gales Beachcomber (Cask) 42, Angel Elderflower Ale , Angel Angel Ale 41, Fullerís Two Halves 46, Beowulf Folded Cross 50, Fullerís Summer Ale (Cask) 25, Byattís Urban Red 67, Silhill Chatwin Golden Ale , Hook Norton Hooky (Cask) 50, Heritage Ales Revolution Pale Ale , Fullerís Brit Hop 55, Angel Vanilla Sky , Castle Rock Harvest Pale (Cask) 79
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Beersiveknown (71) , Northern Ireland | November 1, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great venue with island bar, vaulted ceiling and loads more original features, good range of fullers beers plus 4 guest casks on my visit. Food menu looks good but didnít eat this visit. Found their ltd edition impy stout on cask which was awesome!
BlackHaddock (383) , England | March 29, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A Fullers pub in Birmingham, surely not. A Fullers pub in Birmingham with a theater above, you must be mistaken.
Easy to find, it is right opposite the front of Saint Philipís Cathedral.
This former bank has had a fortune spent on it by Fullers and you can tell. This large impressive building on the outside, is even more impressive inside. A massive central, island bar, dominates the classical (with gothic undertones) Victorian walls and ceillings. The large paintings on the walls are well worth taking a proper look at, as you wait to be served.
Walk up the stairs and sit on the balcony to get the full picture of the place, from here you can see better, note the Roman statues, colonnades and cupola.
Lunchtime it is all suits and a few shoppers, early evening the same, later the pre-club drinkers appear. Never overcrowded, but often busy, the old managers office and another rear room are often cosy and quieter. Do not expect a lively chat about beer or the weather here, it is not a friendly local sort of bar. bring your own company or you will be drinking alone. The staff can be slow, but they are pleasant enough.
The full range of Fullers beers are always on (cask) as well as guests from Beowulf. I have never had a bad pint here and I have been many times.
This is an íAle and Pieí Fullers pub, the food is not cheap, but it is filling and plentyful.
I always start my Birmingham Haddocks (pub crawls) from here, everyone and anyone who has never been here before, is amazed such a pub is in Birmingham. Come and see for yourself.
johndoughty (24) cheslyn hay, England | January 10, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful building with lots of atmosphere. All the Fullers beers were available although the Porter was on electric pump which worried me. Food was excellent although not cheap and the service was friendly. ClientŤle was mixed and the environment friendly. A chance to try Fullers beers in a classy pub.
dsmith67 (10) , | January 21, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Can be a bit pricey, and limited selection, but the Fullers beer is excellent, especially the Chiswick Bitter.
jjsint (193) Ely, England | April 16, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 14/20
Opulent Fullerís pub in the city centre. The bar area is a bit OTT on the Victoriana, but the main seating bit is more like a nice everyday pub (carpets and all). The upstairs theatre bar was closed for a private function on my visit. Ten real ales - split 50/50 between Fullerís and guests - plus a couple interesting ones on draft (including Chimay Gold). A smattering of bottles. Expensive. No football colours, as I found out the last time I tried to come in.
Camrakipah (3) Birmingham, England | December 20, 2007
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Interesting for a change but with the Wellie just around the corner its not going to compete for Real Ale enthusiats. Nice atmosphere but a few too many designer shirts to allow it to feel homely. The service is friendly and the staff are happy to give you a taster. The selection isnít bad for a city centre pub, mainly Fullers but the Beowulf is well worth trying. I understand that, as the name suggests, it was the regional stock exchange before dealing was ícentralisedí in that big town in the south east!
wimpyjoe (1380) Hebden Bridge, England | January 31, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Lavishly decorated bar with the Victorian theatre house theme played on to full effect. This is soft furnishings at its finest and not to be missed - itís hard not to have a relaxing drink here. Thereís also a small back room which is just as good a place to unwind in and beyond is a back garden area for smokers. As itís a Fullers pub thereís no shortage of Fullers ales to choose from but one or two others can be found on the central bar that is 360 degrees in the middle of the main room with taps all around it. Food is served and WiFi is available as long as you own a mobile phone to receive the access code. Given the decor and location opposite the Cathedral expect London prices from the London brewer.
Theydon_Bois (773) The íSham, England | November 1, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Have paid numerous visits to the OJS throughout the ínoughtiesí.
Lavishly restored Fullers tied house opposite the small cathedral in the centre of Brum, 3 or 4 mins walk from Snow Hill Station, 7 or 8 at a brisk pace from New St.
Formerly a bank the OJS soaks up the splendour of the Victorian age. The central bar dominates the main room, there is also an upstairs balcony area and a gentlemans lounge affair at the rear.
Service has always been reasonable, clientele local workers in the week plus others seeking an atmospheric drinking venue.
Guests always available in addition to the Fullers range.
This place used to be near the top of my list for venues on a Brum crawl, still worth a look in for the civic splendour but a number of places are now leaps and bound ahead in terms of a more varied and interesting beer range.
RichTheVillan (59) , England | August 23, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Impressive old bank with a massive island bar your regular supply of Fullers, the furthest north you can get it in a fullers pub, excellent pies, 3 pumps devoted to guests, theatre upstairs.
Boudicca (745) London, England | July 14, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Reputedly Fullerís most northerly pub, the Old Joint Stock is a magnificent building (an old bank, now with a theatre upstairs) that could be Birminghamís answer to the Philharmonic in Liverpool. It has an impressive cupola, faux marble columns and sculptured busts in the arched windows over a wonderful frieze. There are several areas around the central bar and rooms at the back with Regency bow windows that open onto a patio that leads in turn to an alleyway directly opposite the back entrance to the Wellington. The draught beers are mainly Fullerís plus a few guests and we noticed that they had Fullerís Vintage Ales and Past Masters in the fridge. The only problem with a building like this is that itís like an echo chamber and, although Iím not of a nervous disposition, I jumped at the loud crashing sound every time a bottle was thrown into the skip behind the bar.
(Visited 5 July 2013).
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