Shirley Beer Guide: Your Shirley guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

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78 /100 195 STRATFORD ROAD
“Opened late 2018 and a great addition to the craft beer scene in the area. A small warehouse style bar with seating for around 30 people. They have 18 quality, mainly UK craft beers on tap and a solid can and bottle selection. Draft beers are served in 1/3, half, 2/3 and pint glasses. The price for a pint is very reasonable, but the smaller servings are expensive. Friendly efficient staff. Working Wi-Fi. Worth stopping by but don’t expect to find a seat.“
jmgreenuk 299 days ago
“Bernie’s is situated in an unassuming row of shops in a suburban area just off the Stratford Road heading out of Birmingham, close to M42. Visited a couple of times whilst in the area, first visit was off the back of it being in the Good Beer Guide, otherwise it’s certainly not somewhere I’d have visited ’whilst passing’. Considering where it’s located, I was impressed with the selection available. Emphasis is on Real ale’s with a lot of West Midlands beers, a solid range from rest of UK, plus a selection of intenational beers. Has a few beers available of tap to try too. The service is OK, efficient without being overly friendly, and isn’t what you’d expect from a place such as this, but that aside it’s well worth a visit if in the area.“
Grumbo 1216 days ago
“Opened late 2014. A rather large JDW in the newly developed Shirley shopping complex. A decent selection of real ales. They have 12 hand pumps, but some were duplicated. A pretty good bottled selection. Not extensive, but quite interesting. The ambiance is fine, but a touch sterile. There is s little patio area out front which I am sure will be popular in the summer time. Could not fault the service. I will return!“
jmgreenuk 1713 days ago
“Clean shop. Lots of bottled Bitters and a nice Bloch of Belgians. They have Brewdog and Flying a Dog too, but this isn’t quite a craft location yet. Excellent prices - especially for Oakham Geen Devil. The welcome was rudimentary, but it’s a great location for beer full stop and especially good in this area. They also have 4 hand pumps dispensing real ale. Very good.“
DanielBrown 1975 days ago
72 /100 UNION ROAD
“A nice community pub in the heart of Shirley that has changed a lot over the years. It’s open plan with a nice modern decor. There are usually six, well-kept real ales on offer along with a collection of other less attractive beers. Prices are sometimes very good as some ales are on special offer. The service is great and the wi-fi solid. I will be spending more time here in future.“
jmgreenuk 2011 days ago
“Nice to find real ale in an off license! Good selection of English ales, particularly those brewed locally. Worth a visit.“
jmgreenuk 2589 days ago
“payed a visit couple of weeks ago on the way to the village ,not bad no way in the same claas as stirchly or cotteridge wines“
bakerca 2721 days ago
“Found an excuse to visit. Has a small selection of European and American, but a larger range of UK. 4 pumps on the go when I was there, managed to buy myself a present of Gouden Carolus box set of glass and 4 different beers so totally happy with that - only £15. Sometimes has Jaipur on tap. Staff member liked crap lager "I don’t like ales" but was helpful and friendly nontheless. It was mid-march, but they still had about 8 different xmas beers in stock. Not sure how quickly I’ll go back, but he says they’re going to extend their range by 60% soon.“
The_Bish 2774 days ago
“Couldn’t resisit a look in when staying in a hotel 5 minutes away. Pleasant little shop, 4 handpumps in use, with 2 more spare. Draught real cider available (Rich’s Medium on my visit). Was hoping for more Belgian beers, going by the GBG’s description, but only a small number of well known ones on sale., eg Chimay, Westmalle. Still, good for the area and worth a look in. Plenty of draught containers, in a number of sizes available.“
RichardW 3490 days ago
“"The real ale off-licence" has been featured in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide for the last 20 years. A choice of beers are available on tap to take home in plastic containers; there’s also a reasonable range of bottles, mainly English with some more common Belgian and German. Located in a typical row of suburban shops. Well worth a visit if in the Solihull area.“
berkshirejohn 3753 days ago
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