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British Oak, Stirchley, Birmingham

1364 Pershore Road
Stirchley
Birmingham
B30 2XS

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Punch Taverns

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The British Oak

Substantial 1920s pub with a rather austere brick façade, albeit with some interesting detailing if you a little time to look. The doorways may have been opened out at some stage, but the original multi-room Camra national inventory layout seems largely intact. The lounge (with its impressive front bay window and fireplace) to the left and former Smoke Room behind the main bar to the right (with dark-wood panelling and another small counter) are particularly fine. The rear patio has now been covered, and the bowling club's green behind the tatty beer garden is still in regular use. With five of the seven handpumps in use, I found Landlord, Wye Valley HPA (£4.10) and Titanic's Raspberry Pale being dispensed, along Old Rosie and Rosie's Pig ciders.

On 13th October 2021 - rating: 8
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Delboy 20 left this review about The British Oak

Impressive looking pub with 3 ales on. Purity Mad Goose, HPA and Brummie Gold from the nearby brewery. I went for the Mad Goose and it was fine. Not a bad pub.

On 29th September 2021 - no rating submitted
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The British Oak

Fine large drinking den near Bournville station. Lovely old fashioned front bar that then leads out to further drinking/seating areas.

However the staff seem to be taken from the Wetherspoons rejected applications, despite being quiet the three gents behind the bar were all preoccupied at the same time doing admin tasks, with no acknowledgment. Walked out after 5 minutes of frustration!

On 19th September 2016 - rating: 6
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Gill Smith left this review about The British Oak

This is a fine building featuring in CAMRA's National Inventory of Historic Pub interiors. It is in the 2011 Good Beer Guide. Large front bar area with screen for sports, and smaller rooms round the back of the bar area with service to the bar through hatches. Smoking area and garden where food can be eaten, and a reasonable menu. Enjoyed Wyre Piddle Piddle in the leaves from the beer range. On main bus routes from Birmingham centre, and close to Bournville railway station.

The above was in 2010, and we called in yesterday for a beer festival and had a proper look round the pub, and was well impressed with the multi-roomed areas. There is a massive covered outside drinking area where they had set up the stillage for the festival with comfy sofas, pool table, table seating, and those tables where you can stand up to drink. Beyond that is a grassed area with playground and what appeared to be a bowling green beyond that, although I didn't ask if it was part of the pub grounds. Bar staff very friendly and chatty about the beers, and they carry a range of Belgian and USA bottled beers. We chose 2 beers from Sadlers and one from Thwaites, and also had an American bottle of Stevens Point Pale Ale. In Stirchley with a bus stop outside from the city centre. Bus 47 and 45 stop there.

On 7th December 2014 - rating: 8
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Soup Dragon left this review about The British Oak

This is a detached 1920s pub with patio area at the back, along with a bowling green. The pub replaced a beerhouse of the same name, as the area significantly grew. It is a fine looking Tudor styled brick, with tower bay windows flanking a central projecting two-storey stepped gable entrance that has a fine 'Oak' crest. The interior has several rooms, but i only saw the main bar and glimpses of the rear dining room and through to a snug on one side. The main bar is in green, red and stripey paper, with a red ceiling and terrazzo floor. There are a few pictures on the walls, though it does look a little bare. There is a dart board. There was a large screen TV showing the rugby and no music, although there is a jukebox. The back room appeared to be for dining, but this was in darkness at our visit. The service was fine and the place very busy with a mixed clientele. Beer; usual tap stuff with Banks's MILD, Robinson's Dizzy Blonde, British Oak's own bitter and an impeccable Enville Ale, as well as having a couple of pulls not on. An excellent visit, which didn't really do it justice. One i will definitely return to.

On 10th February 2014 - no rating submitted
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The British Oak

This large brick pub, as Gill mentions, features in Camra's National Inventory. Once through the main double doors, you enter the main bar with terrazzo floor. We received a good welcome from the manageress. There were five ales on offer and a couple of ciders, I went for the Enville. From the main bar you can only take a left through into a smaller lounge, formerly the gents loos. The rear of the pub hosted a large lounge area with a small hatch to the main bar. There was also a small oak panelled smoke room. The front right-hand side of the pub also hosted another lounge served from the end of the main bar. The pub had a massive garden and bowling green. To get there, we took the Redditch train from New Street station and it was the fourth stop to Bourneville.

On 21st July 2013 - rating: 8
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claire giles left this review about The British Oak

dont do 18th's or 21st's due to trouble in the past

On 30th July 2010 - rating: 5
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