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The Roost, Birmingham

133 Cattell Road
Bordesley
Postal town: Birmingham
B9 4RL
Phone: 01217111000

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Soup Dragon left this review about The Roost

This is a Victorian corner pub, formerly called the Marquis of Lorne, with rear patio area. The pub has a brick upper storey, with cream window surround and brown pediments. The lower storey has its old corner entrance, etched glass, pilasters and some rustication - it too is in brown and cream (I think, it was dark!). The interior is now a single U-shaped room, having lost the internal rooms, although there is a small side area, where there is a pool table. The room is in white, with one wall of grey-ish wallpaper. Halloween decorations were all around, but the primary interest are the Blues pictures and memorabilia. There is a dart board. The TV had Vintage TV music on, at a decent level. I believe the place has not long been taken over and the service was friendly, as were the mixed clientele - I had a good chat to a couple of them. There was a lot of good banter between the locals. Beer; no real ale, the usual tap stuff with GK IPA and Bass MILD - sadly, I ordered a shandy before I noticed the MILD. I really enjoyed my stop-off here, I found it friendly. I would happily pop back for one - next time, the MILD.

On 25th October 2013 - no rating submitted
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Ian Lochrie left this review about The Roost

Good pub on a matchday. The garden is now open,(great for smokers). Beer is also served in the garden on matchday's. Great.No comment on the food tho, As i haven't been able to get any here.

On 20th July 2012 - no rating submitted
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Roost

Rather poor local within spitting distance of Birmingham City ground (believe me, I tried!).

Basic and not friendly, possibly because its a football pub, members only on match days. A little run down inside. The 'Blues' folk music is ok though. No real ale.

Under new management.

On 14th September 2010 - rating: 2
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Paul Griffiths left this review about The Roost

What a great refurb ,very good beer ( kept well) The managment are very welcoming ,ideal pub for after work and for the football.
go there you wont be dissapointed

advertise food ?? no food avaliable ,aparrently theres no kitchen

also theres no smoking facilities ?? garden is locked ,you have to smoke outside the frontage !!!!!
a very nice pub
good luck to the managment

ill be back !!

On 20th December 2008 - no rating submitted
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martin burke left this review about The Roost

The Roost is know open and fully refurbishet to a very high standard. popin and see for your self
the management are not very welcoming
bar staff are nice
overall a good pub, sept for the managment

On 16th June 2008 - rating: 4
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Carl Baker left this review about The Roost

This pub is closed at present and will possibly get demolished soon. Glad I'm proved wrong and that this pub as reopened.

On 13th November 2007 - no rating submitted
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Marc Lucock left this review about The Roost

I cant believe the change in this pub compared to what it was like. It is well worth a visit - once you have been once you will want to go back for more - Well done to whoever picked this pub to be re-opened.

On 2nd November 2007 - rating: 10
[User has posted 3 recommendations about 3 pubs]