Shakespeare (Lower Temple Street) (Nicholsonís) | Birmingham, West Midlands
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Shakespeare (Lower Temple Street) (Nicholsonís)
Exceptional based on 8 ratings
Type: Bar

Lower Temple Street
Birmingham, West Midlands England B2 4JD [ print map ]
0121 616 2196

Hours: Mon-Thurs 1000-2300; Fri-Sat 100-0000; Sun 1000-2230

Mayor: DruncanVeasey (2) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 8

Shakespeare (Lower Temple Street) (Nicholsonís)

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Beer Available At Shakespeare (Lower Temple Street) (Nicholsonís) (arranged by most recent)
St. Austell Nicholsonís IPA , St. Austell Nicholsonís Pale Ale 45, Roosters Nectar 67, Mordue Aíl Cherry Pet 47, Growler Gladness (Cask) 24, Andwell Golden IPA 48, Holts Mild 41
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8 reviews for Shakespeare (Lower Temple Street) (Nicholsonís)
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  68%
 Selection  60%
 Food  60%
 Value  64%
 Overall  65%
 Rating  70%

  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314  (363) Leiden, Netherlands | July 27, 2014
Modernised Victorian pub,fairly standard Nicholsonís look. Decent cask offerings.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
Boudicca  (688) 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).
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint  (161) Bedford, 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Clembo1957  (70) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham  (336) Halden, Norway | April 2, 2013
Nice ok pub not to far away from New Street. Decent range of ales.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown  (264) 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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