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Beer Available At Old Joint Stock (Fullerís) (arranged by most recent)
Gales Beachcomber (Cask) 46, Fullerís Oliverís Island 43, Sadlerís Old Major , Byattís Motofest Multigrade , Fullerís Imperial Stout (10.7%) 99, Fullerís Chiswick Bitter (Cask) 46, Fullerís 1845 98, Birdís Nightjar , Morgans Scrumptious , Elliswood Conny Quaffer , Fullerís Wild River 67, Fullerís Past Masters Old Burton Extra (OBE) 85, Woods Parish Bitter (Cask) 47, Silhill North Star , Silhill Chatwin Golden Ale , Moorhouses Black Cat (Cask) 76, Butcombe Adam Hensonís Rare Breed 49, Fullerís Red Fox (Cask) 53, Warwickshire Darling Buds 42, Birdís Mild High Club 49
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johndoughty (28) 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.
Beermenace (17) , | January 16, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stunning old building taken over by Fullerís and developed very tastefully in my humble opinion, this place is an architectís wet dream. Aside from their own stable of ales, you will find a few guests but since I love Fullerís beers I didnít bother. ESB and Seafarerís were both good and I ended the evening with a bottle of the London Porter, excellent. Prices are more in tune with London and this may well put some people off. Definitely will return on my next visit to Brum.
jmgreenuk (205) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | November 29, 2014
50 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Great architecture, decent Fullers ales, but donít waste your time coming here when itís busy. There are never enough staff and the ones they have are frankly useless and totally disinterested. They donít care in what order they serve people and you could die waiting for a beer at times. I walked out after my most recent visit and will be going only on Sunday afternoons in future!
The manager needs to be a lot more careful about who he employs, or maybe he should try and poach some staff from the Wellington. The quality of staff at these two City centre pubs could not be more different.
RichTheVillan (61) , 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.
worldbeertaste (131) , England | August 5, 2014
58 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Just a beautiful old bank turned fillers pub. The food is overpriced and staff donít care much but the atmosphere is amazing. Basically your fillers selection so not much exciting here.m
b727trijet (394) Isleworth, England | June 7, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 9/20
Visit here for the architecture more than the beer... Being from London when I travel I do not want to see Fullers... but credit to them there are always beers from Midland breweries as well as Fullers seasonal and regular brews.
jjsint (277) 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.
Theydon_Bois (853) Tourist Town (West), 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.
Beersiveknown (123) , 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!
imdownthepub (605) Banbury, England | August 6, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Beautifully converted ex bank into a Fullers beer palace, plenty of interesting corners and very easy on the eye. The main problem I had was with the beer, it took ages to serve and I had to return it for quality, perhaps this is a one off, hopefully.
Unfortunately not a one off, it does seem quite regular in here to get poor beers.
Re Rate Aug í13. Well Iím warming to this place a little now. It remains a magnificent building to have a beer with fantastic fittings including the island bar, there is also, seemingly, an improvement in the guest beer quality, so a cautious improvement in my mark.
Boudicca (949) 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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