Wellington (Black Country Inns) | Birmingham, West Midlands
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Wellington (Black Country Inns)
World Class based on 55 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

37 Bennetts Hill
Birmingham, West Midlands England B2 5SN [ print map ]
121 200 3115

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Hours: 10am - midnight (every day)


Mayor: RichTheVillan (21) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: 20


Wellington (Black Country Inns)

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Beer Available At Wellington (Black Country Inns) (arranged by most recent)
Arbor Beech Blonde 51, Flipside Russian Rouble , Titanic Black Ice 83, Titanic Cherry Dark 50, Oakham Pint Please , Cheshire Engine Vein 43, Saltaire Trio Pale 69, Cheshire Govinda India Pale Ale Centenary Gyle Head Brewers Reserve , Rat (Ossett) Ginger Rat , Froth Blowers Whistle Wetter , Cannon Royall Fruiterers Mild 45, Falstaff Asteria , Angel Elderflower Ale , Froth Blowers Shepherdís Delight , Derby Buzziní , Birds Mild High Club , Angel Mettle and Fire , Oakham Citra 96, Plain Inn The Sun , Derby Queen Of The Night
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55 reviews for Wellington (Black Country Inns)
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  84%
 Selection  87%
 Food  74%
 Value  78%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  97%
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98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
Sambayley101  (5) , | August 18, 2013
What can I say about this magnificent institution that hasnít been said before? An extensive list of ever changing, top-quality real ale and ciders, a spot-on atmosphere of no music and good conversation, and a knowledgable staff with a passion for beer. This truly is a real-ale utopia, and now that they have the roof-top terrace the drinker even has more space to enjoy their tipple. The only downside to The Wellington is that itís so dependably brilliant that if youíre a Brummie like me it demotivates you from going anywhere else and you have to drag yourself away!
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
TimE  (248) Tokyo, Japan | August 7, 2013
Big cask list, lots of variation, but I kinda felt they stretched themselves thin with so many casks and the condition suffered a bit. Nice patio if you arenít too offended by smoke. Staff ranged from average to Not very bright, though all were friendly. Decent place, but Post Office is a step above this.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois  (616) The íSham, England | July 27, 2013
Visited as the last port of call before the train home on the RB Black Country Bus Bash - 06/07/13. Central location and about a 5 minute dash to New St station. The place smelt of paint fumes on our visit following a refurb, a minor grumble peculiar to our visit but obviously canít be helped. Old meets new in terms of 16 ever changing cask lines and all beers displayed on TV screens. There were around 13 on during our visit, largely midland based micros. Black Country Ales always feature as regulars. The pub itself was fairly long and narrow with a patio to the rear. Service was very good for what was a vibrant city centre pub, banter on offer from the youngish bar staff and they were prompt in serving and keeping waiting time down. Live music was setting up but thankfully we were leaving before Lonny Donegan and his mates got going. If youíre going to put music on keep it to a venue with multiple rooms so sanctuary can be found - please! Great pub, good range, top service.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier  (263) Clevelandish, Ohio | July 24, 2013
Based on the reviews from the London crew I stopped in here while visiting Birmingham. If not for the need to get home I could have stayed all night. With about 14 beers at any given time there is something for everyone. Rather than just dull milds the selection includes a mixture of locals and breweries like Oakham, Tring, and even a few German handles in case you want something with an international flair.

Prices were pretty much in line with the average pub. There are not any real bargains to be had but at the same time you are not paying £4.00 except perhaps on the highest gravity offerings.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton  (588) London, England | July 18, 2013
Final stop during the RateBeer Black Country Bash, and easily one of the best. After about ten hours of fairly aggressive drinking I wasnít exactly in the mood for more beer, but the Oakham Citra Special on cask here was absolutely stunning. I could have continued drinking that beer well into the night - it was just that good and drinkable. Aside from that beer, the Wellington is a nice place. It smelled like they had recently put down a fresh layer of paint; kind of a double-edged sword, that. The staff was quick and friendly. Plenty of seating. Live music on the Saturday evening we were there. Good value beers. Plenty of interesting styles of beer available. I would imagine this place is a highlight of the Birmingham beer scene.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Boudicca  (694) London, England | July 10, 2013
This large pub in the city centre is known for its extensive beer range, which includes lots of local and regional brews. There are 16 hand pumps listed on television screens around the downstairs rooms and they are constantly updated. Itís worth looking upstairs too as the bar there had two additional beers on draught when we visited. The pub is partly owned by the people who own the Craven Arms and in my view the latter is nicer Ė more cosy and friendly, whilst the Wellington can get very crowded. Itís rather hotel-like but it does have a nice roof terrace and itís handy to know that you can also access the Old Joint Stock via the back alley. When we visited it had been newly decorated and unfortunately the smell of paint was overwhelming. (Last visited 6 July 2013).
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76  (137) , England | July 8, 2013
Big open airy place in the middle of Brum. Service was quick and the beers in good condition. The atmosphere was a bit cool and clinical and there was a whiff of paint fumes which didnít help but overall it is definitely worth a visit.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
jackl  (400) Charlottesville, Virginia | July 7, 2013
Visted during the Ratebeer Black Country Bash. Awesome spot right in the middle of Birmingham city centre. Nicely modernized space that unusually for England features air conditioning. Something like 12 beers featured on cask including the superlative Oakham Citra Special. Service was prompt. Prices reflected the central location. Overall, a must-visit if youíre traveling though the area.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Clembo1957  (70) Smethwick, England | April 10, 2013| Updated May 1, 2013
Great selection of beers, great service. No food but bring your own
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham  (336) Halden, Norway | March 30, 2013
One of the best places in Birmingham for an real ale. Lovely old traditional british pub. Friendly and nice staff. Good selection both on tap and bottles.

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