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The Norton, Birmingham

Station Road
Postal town: Birmingham
B46 1JZ
Phone: 01675464260

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Delboy 20 left this review about The Norton

The Norton is in a strange place. Right by the station but near nothing else! Only Abbotts available which was OK. Handy for the train is the best I can say!

On 22nd January 2019 - no rating submitted
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Norton

Somewhat hidden away in the industrial estate by the station, but quite a decent looking pub both inside and out. Remodelled inside at some stage to leave a 'L'-shaped bar and a separate dining room off to one side. Semi-modern furniture and decor, with quite an attractive little beer garden that you pass through to reach the entrance. Unfortunately, things go downhill from there, with just Abbot (£3.40, and very indifferent) available from the three handpumps.

On 21st April 2018 - rating: 5
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Norton Arms

This is a detached pub with patio area. It is Victorian, and called the Railway Inn until it became the Norton by 1924. It served the Forge Corn Mill and the Forge Mill station. It is a light rendered, two storey, elongated cottage styled pub. The interior has a single open room on split levels, with the serving bar at one end. The décor is green wood panel, white, blue and patterned wallpaper, with a predominantly wood floor and some patterned banquette seating. There is a pool table. They do food, but I didn't eat. The walls are bare, with no real pictures. The TVs had general programmes on and the music was general and at a decent level - although we had to move as a DJ was turning-up. The service was fine and there were a few locals in. Beer; usual tap stuff with three handpulls - the London Pride had gone, but there was Doombar and Hardy & Hanson's Rocking Rudolf, which was fine. A fairly run-of-the-mill pub - happy enough to have popped in.

On 21st December 2013 - no rating submitted
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Norton Arms

The furthest north of the pubs in Coleshill, this is now hidden in the industrial aprt though it adjoins the relatively new Coleshill Parkway Station.

Its probably suffered from being away from the residential Coleshill area and is a little bit run down. You walk in through the yard entrance, which had the smokers standing around as it was a rainy day. Its an old building with beams and a tile floor with areas around a central bar. There is a stage with a big screen at the back. Its ok, slightly basic but a nice old building. No real ale, Tetleys keg bitter.

REVISIT 22/09/2011

Early evening re-visit to the Norton. It has been completed refurbished since my last visit. Modern fittings, too modern in parts, but still retains character. There is a large projector screen in place in the area near the bar, rather bizally the space was taken up by a 2 year old watching Cartoon Network.

There is a lot of open standing space with the bar being at the end of the pub and the seating that is in place is not exactly comfortable or well fitted.

There is a pool table down a step to the left of the bar area.

The menu looked decently priced, with some offers though no one was eating so can't comment further.

There is one real ale - Sharps Doom Bar - which was, how can I put this, utterley undrinkable is probably as polite as anything.

There are one or two little things that seem ok here, and the smokers are no longer in front of the entrance, but overall not the most pleasant experience.

On 23rd September 2011 - rating: 4
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Sue Stokes left this review about The Norton Arms

The Norton has been fully refurbed almost a year now it is trad pub with 3 real ales which are remarkably good value, good food also, which also do a 2 for 7.95 menu a must visit pub

On 30th May 2011 - no rating submitted
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andrew parr left this review about The Norton Arms

very old pub next to the station.Had 3 real ales on the bar and good value food

On 31st March 2011 - rating: 8
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