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Bristol Pear, Birmingham

676 Bristol Road
Selly Oak
Postal town: Birmingham
B29 6BJ
Phone: 01214149980

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Alan Winfield left this review about Bristol Pear

The Bristol Pear is a fairly large pub that is very handy for Selly Oak train station.
Once inside the bar faces in a decent sized room,the left side is square shaped and carpeted,this area looked quite smart,there were Bench seating and normal tables and chairs in this area,the room narrows on the right side and leads down to the larger rear area which has two pool tables and a large screen which was showing the FA Cup Final Arsenal v Chelsea,the seating here is normal tables and chairs and high tables and chairs.
There were a few pumps on the bar,but i was told there was a problem as they had no gas, so there were no real ales on which was a shame,i had a drink of Shipyard Pale Ale which was cold and fizzy.
I thought this was a decent pub just a shame there were problems with the real ales.
Also i never know how to work out who runs pubs like this,IE Stonegate and Antic down London.

Pub visited 26/5/2017

On 6th August 2017 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Bristol Pear

Close to the station, this Stonegate pub has been given a substantial makeover with mostly light decor and a mix of modern furniture. Also has a front terrace and a rear games room with pool table, etc. Normally has four real ales available, but I managed to catch it when just Hobgoblin (£3.55) was actually on. There are also five anonymous #1 to #5 craft keg taps, but the chalk-board showed that these were pretty mainstream.

On 25th June 2017 - rating: 6
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Ian Mapp left this review about Bristol Pear

Another great pub that appears to have got everything right.

Something for everyone - decent, cheap food. Great beers - the bombardier Burnt Gold was superb - and sports room/pool table.

The last review says no real ales. There were 3 cask and 5 keg on my visit.

Busy but well staffed. A great experience.

Some photos at my walking blog -

On 4th June 2016 - rating: 10
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Soup Dragon left this review about Bristol Pear

A corner Victorian Sream chain pub, formerly known as the Station Inn and, i think, the Heeley before that. It is in red brick, with a dog tooth cornice and a grey lower frontage that has the pilasters and other classical features of the period. The interior is an L-shape, being in dark red and wood, with a white ceiling and wood floor. There were loads of TVs, with the footy on and there was no music although there is a jukebox. The service was functional and it was full of students. There is a table footy game. There was no real ale, just the basic keg stuff, so i had a bottle of Newcastle Brown, which i guzzled quickly in order to get out. Dull for someone of my age, but popular with the students for which it is aimed. The beer choice means i wouldn't return.

On 22nd January 2014 - no rating submitted
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Danny O'Revey left this review about Bristol Pear

High ceiling pub with modern fit out, in a similar but nicer style to The Soak nearby, catering for the large student population of Selly Oak. Very near Selly Oak railway station.

A long thin room follows the bar around the corner, with atmospheric lighting, dark panalled walls & dark shades. The main seating is a mis of stools/round tables, high benches and stools and a sofa. There is a little interesting raised corner seat by the door.

A pool table, gamblers and TVs compliment the student atmosphere.

No real ale - keg Tetleys

On 3rd February 2011 - rating: 5
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