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Submitted on Friday, 24th February 2012
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Post Office Vaults
Compact cellar bar, with a rather difficult-to-spot main door on New Street and a more obvious entrance on Pinfold Street. Fairly plain furniture and decor. Somehow they have managed to fit in eight handpumps and a few keg fonts onto the fairly small counter. Excellent selection from smaller breweries - mostly local, although the excellent pint of Ramsbury Silver Pig Stout (£3.40) had on my latest visit came slightly further afield. Overall, justifiably now an established part of the Birmingham real ale scene. NB - If you are thinking of meeting someone here, you might want to know that not all mobile networks have a signal inside.
On 5th May 2013
- rating: 8
[User has posted 2294 recommendations about 2294 pubs]
Chris Kilmister left this review about Post Office Vaults
Another real ale pub in Brum. A little gem.
On 15th February 2013
- rating: 9
[User has posted 8 recommendations about 7 pubs]
Steve C left this review about Post Office Vaults
I walked around the post office and its environs for about five minutes and consulted my map a dozen times whilst looking for the Post Office Vaults. In the end I bit the bullet and asked a local office worker if they knew the location and they directed me to an easily missed single door in amongst numerous shops. There is also an A-board outside that advertises eight real ales, 150+ foreign bottled beers and real cider and perry. A sign halfway down the stairs to this cellar bar invites people to bring in their own food for which cutlery will be provided.
After reading the A-board outside I wasn’t surprised to see that the bar supports eight hand pumps, but I was surprised to see the size of the extensive cider and perry list. Also available are a few draught products from the likes of Freedom Brewery.
This isn’t the biggest place so I imagine that it gets very busy and a little uncomfortable during peak hours. I’m sure that it isn’t possible to pull out the bar billiards table during Friday lunchtime. My visit was just after opening so there were only two other customers and I had my pick of tables. I decided to pick up one of the day’s newspapers that were lying about and listen to the chat at the bar that had already become beer related.
I found the service here to be very friendly and I will make sure I revisit here when next in the area.
On 10th October 2012
- rating: 8
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