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Broomfield Tavern, Chapel Fields, Coventry

16 Broomfield Place
Coventry
CV5 6GY
Phone: 02476630969

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Roy Collins left this review about Broomfield Tavern

A gem for real ale and cider drinkers.The CAMRA review says it all - "A genuine free house, the small bar is virtually filled with hand-pumps. The beer range features many unusual choices. Friday night's music sessions often host well-known musicians. Also Live folk/mountain music Mondays and Thursdays. This Victorian pub - currently branch Pub of the Year and West Midlands Regional Cider Pub of The Year - is situated in a rural setting but is just behind the main road near to Coventry rugby ground."

On 3rd August 2018 - rating: 7
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Thirsty Chaz left this review about Broomfield Tavern

Had the Gamekeeper cider fantastic , very rustic feel - A gem

On 25th March 2015 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Broomfield Tavern

A bit of a spit and sawdust sort of pub, which I don't mind, if the place is clean. The only thing that put us off, was the terrible smell of the owner's large dog in the front bar. It definitely needed a trip to the doggy saloon, or it was something it had for lunch. So we got a Jennings Cocker Blonde and legged it out to the front benches. Five ales and one cider on and no local ale to be seen.

On 19th July 2014 - rating: 5
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Soup Dragon left this review about Broomfield Tavern

The is a small cottage-styled pub, in the GBG, with a few benches out the front. It is in white render with red paintwork. The interior has a couple of rooms, although the back room doesn't seem to be used (I once played darts in there, so I assume the board is still there). The main room is an L-shape, with the bar off to the left on entry. The décor is wood panel and cream and there is a part flag floor where there are sofas and tables, and a wood floor near the bar. Old photos and drawings are on the walls and a few bottles and jugs are dotted about. There is a burner fire. There was no TV or music. The service was fine and we were the only ones in at our most recent visit. Beer; usual taps with a real cider, and four handpulls; Sarah Hughes MILD, No18 Brewery's Dragon Fire, Wye Valley HPA and Lymm's Dam Strong Ale (7.2%). The HPA was fine. Always pop into this one when in Coventry, a nice little place.

On 18th May 2014 - no rating submitted
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Thuck Phat left this review about Broomfield Tavern

With its 'green' location, stacked logs by the door, woodburner, wooden floors and beams and convivial atmosphere, The Broomfield Tavern could easily be nestling in an idyllic village rather than amongst the mean streets of Cov.
It's pleasantly traditional and on our visit had a smattering of chatty and friendly regulars propping up the bar. As Mr F mentions, it is also a favourite of the local CAMRA branch.
Beers: Gales Seafarers, Bass, Rainbow Inglenook and Rossters Yankee. Rainbow is a small local brewery well known by the CAMRA types who had a long discussion on the merits of Inglenook and the ingredients and processes used in it's brewing. I didn't give it a go but the Bass was in good nick and the Yankee drinkable.
A lovely boozer and perhaps my favourite to date in Cov.

On 6th December 2013 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Broomfield Tavern

Billed by the local CAMRA branch as "a country pub in the city",this rustic,basic boozer is opposite a small park along an unkempt cobbled street and tucked away from the bustle of the city.The L shaped tap room has a wooden floor,efficient log burner,slightly worn collection of tables,chairs and some sofas in a lower flag stoned area No muzak,gaming machines or flatscreens.Hops hang down from the cross beams.There was some high quality banter between regulars and the friendly bar staff .Later in the evening the local CAMRA branch turned up for a meeting armed with a hydrometer to test one of the brews,which was described as "a bit weird,I'll have a pint" by one of the beards.There is a side room ,square and also basic where the branch drifted into,this is also the venue for regular music sessions.
There are six handpumps ,but only four working on our Monday evening trip with Seafarers,Bass,Rainbow Brewery Inglenook (not weird,only £2)and Roosters Yankee (£3.05) just on ,OK but not on top form.A jar of picked eggs completed the traditional offerings.
It's the kind of pub where you can easily get drawn into the friendly chit chat,and as a GBG 2014 entry with a regularly rotating ale selection ,it's worth including on any ale tour of Cov.

On 26th November 2013 - rating: 7
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Roy Collins left this review about Broomfield Tavern

Overlooking a local park and next to Coventry Rugby stadium, but hard to find hidden behind the main road.The inside decor is basic and plain if not bordering on shabby.It has two rooms with one servery. It struggles to attract customers and only has a basic selection of beers on weekdays.Holds a beer and blues festival ever 6 months and the last one was well attended, having 10 real ales on sale at any one time.Take a look if in the area but not worth making a special journey here.

On 28th August 2012 - rating: 5
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