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

Latest reviews from Shirley

68 /100 UNIT 24 PARKGATE, STRATFORD ROAD
“A small micropub in the newly built Parkgate centre and just around the corner from the Pump House JDW and over the Stratford Road from the Craft Inn. There is seating for around 25 people plus standing room at the bar. It’s a double height unit where sadly the upstairs part isn’t used, so voices echo and it can get a little noisy in here when there is a boisterous group. They have four cask ales and six kegs, plus an excellent bottle / can selection. Friendly staff and working WiFi. A great addition to the local craft beer scene.“
jmgreenuk 262 days ago
64 /100 277 LONGMORE ROAD
“A modern looking micropub with lots of wood and emulsioned walls with seating for 50. They have four cask ales and five keg beers plus a small selection of cans. Friendly staff. Close to Solihull and Shirley town centres, so fairly easy to reach by public transport or taxi. Parking here is in short supply. Not the best micropub I’ve been to and the selection is limited, but it does have a great community feel.“
jmgreenuk 262 days ago
80 /100 266 CRANMORE BOULEVARD
“Visited on Sunday 11th Apr 2021, on our way back home from Oxfordshire. Bit further away from the M42 than I thought, but still worth the effort. Great choice of beers and three hand-pulls available. Local beers from Brew 61 and Silhill caught my eye (I bought 4 of each) and tins from Cigar City which I hadn't seen before. Full range of Hobson's too, but I've had all of those. I could go on, but the choices will have changed by the time you get there. Really friendly tee-total Indian chap served us, we had a good chat about alcohol and life in general. Highly recommended.“
BlackHaddock 536 days ago
72 /100 266 CRANMORE BOULEVARD
“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 2290 days ago
70 /100 UNIT 1 PARKGATE DEVELOPMENT, STRATFORD ROAD
“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 2787 days ago
74 /100 266 CRANMORE BOULEVARD
“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 3049 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 3085 days ago
68 /100 266 CRANMORE BOULEVARD
“Nice to find real ale in an off license! Good selection of English ales, particularly those brewed locally. Worth a visit.“
jmgreenuk 3663 days ago
66 /100 266 CRANMORE BOULEVARD
“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 3795 days ago
66 /100 266 CRANMORE BOULEVARD
“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 3848 days ago
66 /100 266 CRANMORE BOULEVARD
“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 4564 days ago
64 /100 266 CRANMORE BOULEVARD
“"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 4827 days ago