Shakespeare (Lower Temple Street) (Nicholsonís)

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 7/20
dsmith67  (10) , | January 21, 2012
Nowhere near as good now that they no longer have Deuchars on tap.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk  (296) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | August 14, 2016
A modern looking yuppie boozer in the heart of the city that still retains some of its Victorian heritage. Like all Nicholsons pubs it had a decent, well kept, cask selection. Not a huge interior but there is a small summer time outside patio too. Decent wifi and good service. Iím not sure why I donít spend more time in here!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock  (509) , England | September 18, 2014
Not to be confused with the other Nicholsonís Shakespeare, this is very close to New Street Railway Station, which is why we were in here on 17th Sep 2014. Having spent a few hours and loads of money in the PoohDog place a few yards away: my wife and I extracted ourselves from the ícrowdí and made our way here before the train journey home. What a lovely place, old world type comfort with a victorian feel and ambiance. Fairly quiet, so we could sit where we wanted. Outside smokers filled the seats and air. Pleasant staff and a good selection of Real Ales, nothing unusual for Birmingham, but a good choice non the less. My pint of Purity Mad Goose was in great condition. I have seen and walked passed this pub many times over many years, I will endeavour to pop my head in next time I am in Englandís second city and have another pint or three.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
sic1314  (476) Leiden, Netherlands | July 27, 2014
Modernised Victorian pub,fairly standard Nicholsonís look. Decent cask offerings.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Boudicca  (1125) London, England | August 23, 2013
One of two Nicholsonís pubs in Birmingham called the Shakespeare, this one is in the city centre just off New Street and it has eight hand pumps. Itís a nice traditional place with some of the old wall tiling remaining and thereís a patio on the steeply sloping street outside. (Visited 8 July 2013).
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
jjsint  (449) Cambridge, England | August 19, 2013
Opulent Victorian (but heavily refurbished) pub. Smooth jazz piped in. Only a few of the many taps were operational when I visited (mind you this was 10.30 am on a Saturday). Holt Mild and Andwells Golden IPA on among others. Commendable cider selection.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Clembo1957  (157) Smethwick, England | May 18, 2013| Updated June 23, 2013
One of three Nicholsonís pubs in the city centre, the Shakespeare is within staggering distance of the new entrance to New St railway station. Often overlooked but worth a visit.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham  (665) Halden, Norway | April 2, 2013
Nice ok pub not to far away from New Street. Decent range of ales.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
ianharper  (10) , England | February 22, 2012
Great pub since being refurbed. Now part of the Nicholsonís brand. Usually has Jaipur on tap which is always a winner in my books.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown  (319) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | February 5, 2011| Updated August 25, 2011
The Shakespeare has long been a pub that I have ignored, as it has a slightly blokey reputation, whilst not being known for good beer. Now a Nicholsonsí pub, this is very similar to the Old Contemptibles (5 mins away), with the same well kept ales from an advertised selection. The fixtures, fittings and decor are beautiful and the pub could not be better located. The big front window is lovely and the atmosphere felt buzzing. Beer quality is good.

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