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The Great Stone, Northfield, Birmingham

Church Road
B31 2LB
Phone: 01214781254

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Great Stone

Fine old village pub, located opposite the parish church but both now buried away deep in Birmingham's southern suburbs... Retains a two-bar layout, with the area around the main counter partly opened-out to link with a much larger side seating / dining area down a couple of steps, and a comfortable lounge on the other side. Pleasantly traditional furniture and decor throughout. Various food offers from an unbranded (Stonegate) menu. Sizeable rear (part-covered) patio and old-fashioned outside toilets. Three real ales on handpump: London Pride, Marston's EPA and a very nice pint of Holden's Golden Glow (just £2.50 on a 'cask ale Tuesday'). Keg offerings include Brew XI and Banks's Mild.

On 4th February 2017 - rating: 8
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Great Stone

This is a really nice pub, located in Northfield Old Village. It used to run a couple of footy teams in the 80s and has a nice beer garden. It takes its name from the glacial erratic which is in the animal pound next door. Older, it was rebuilt in the 18th century and is of whitewashed brick with irregular casement windows. The interior has a couple of rooms. An entrance lobby allows access to a snug to the right, which is in cream, salmon and wood, with red bench seats, and has a TV (not on) and a number of prints on the walls. The main room is in two parts. The bar faces you on entry, where there is also a brick fireplace with a burner fire - then you can pop down a few steps where the pub opens out. It is in cream and wood, with a cream and beam ceiling. Old pictures are on the walls and there are red bench seats. The service was fine and the clientele mixed, sadly, with one very loud lot that went through me like a Lily Allen album. Beer; usual tap stuff with GK IPA, Backyard Blonde and a decent Ringwood Young Scrumper. Not the greatest beer choice, but the pub makes up for it. A more than pleasant experience.

On 19th February 2014 - no rating submitted
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Great Stone

This truly is a stunning pub opposite St Laurence's Church. We called here on a Sunday afternoon and were enchanted from the sound of the church bells ringing. We were soon inside to check out their three ales on handpump. The interior was typically country pub style and was very comfortable. The pub consisted of a three drinking areas, a middle section with the main bar facing you. There was a large lounge area to the left and a smaller lounge to the right with the bar continuing through. Banks Sunbeam and Marstons Ashes were spot on.

On 21st July 2013 - rating: 8
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Great Stone

Gine old village pub, despite being in a suburb of Birmingham.

Traditional, low ceilin, beams and dimmed lighting, lots of brick & wood, all giving a relaxed atmosphere.

Separate lounge and bar areas its an excellent place to relax with a drink or to have (standard) pub fare.

Very mixed clientele, perhaps acknowledging the surrounding mixed area of old and new.

I was pleasently surprised to find this place.

Real ale in form of Marstons Pedigree & EPA - nice enough drink

On 14th February 2011 - rating: 8
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