Great architecture, decent Fullers ales, but donít waste your time coming here when itís busy. There are never enough staff and the ones they have are frankly useless and totally disinterested. They donít care in what order they serve people and you could die waiting for a beer at times. I walked out after my most recent visit and will be going only on Sunday afternoons in future!
The manager needs to be a lot more careful about who he employs, or maybe he should try and poach some staff from the Wellington. The quality of staff at these two City centre pubs could not be more different.
DanielBrown (328) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | May 24, 2004| Updated March 11, 2011
A very nicely decorated pub, situated in a former bank. Fullersí most northerly pub, with ESB, Chiswick and London Pride always on tap. You can also get Fullersí seasonal range featuring the likes of Honey Dew, India Pale Ale, Summer Ale etc. The pub also keeps one tap reserved for local company Beowulf, which changes constantly to showcase their latest brews. A good choice in Birmingham City Centre.
Great venue with island bar, vaulted ceiling and loads more original features, good range of fullers beers plus 4 guest casks on my visit. Food menu looks good but didnít eat this visit. Found their ltd edition impy stout on cask which was awesome!
Went here after going to one of the festivals at the nearby Wellington.
Very impressive old building with an amazing high domed ceiling and lots of gold leaf embellishing the walls. Good range of Fullers beers available (sampled the ESB) and a solitary Beowulf pump.
There was a nice relaxed ambiance about the place, very pleasant.