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The Bartons Arms, Birmingham

144 High Street
Postal town: Birmingham
B6 4UP
Phone: 01213335988

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Gill Smith left this review about Bartons Arms

Called in last week and enjoyed the Oakham Asylum and guest beer Sadlers Magic Miles. Love walking round looking at the beautiful tiling in the rooms. Thai food popular, and the back room is mainly used as a restaurant. It was great to see all tables in the bar area occupied
as usually there are very few people in when I call. Beer quality improving again. 5 Oakham and 1 guest beer available.

On 1st June 2010 - rating: 8
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Ian Taylor left this review about Barton Arms

Wonderful pub and was built in 1901. Oakham owned and sells full range of Oakham ales. You can eat Thai in next room. The best thing about this pub is very beautiful staircase with Minton tiles around the room. Only problem is the location. It is miles away from City Centre. However you can catch either 7 or 907 which will drop you off right outside the pub.

On 4th February 2010 - rating: 10
[User has posted 75 recommendations about 75 pubs]

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Soup Dragon left this review about Bartons Arms

A fantastic c1900, brick and moulded stone, detached corner pub, in mock Jacobean style.

The interior has three rooms, two of which are more used for the Thai restaurant that dwells within. The bar room curves around the V-shaped bar. The decor is composed of multi-coloured ceramic tiles; red, green, white, yellow - a bit garish, yet wonerful at the same time. There is a staircase worthy of grander buildings. The area may be a little dodgy, but the surroundings for drinking are a pleasure. There are nice fire places and stained glass. The service was great on our last visit and we managed to time the visit during the time that the Villa game was on, so it was quieter. The clientele are mixed between the footy crowd and local Brummies.

Beer; tap stuff with Oakham's White Dwarf, Inferno, Bishop's Farewell, JHB, Ubu Purity Gold, ABC Dark MILD(fine) and Sporting Gold, as well as an excellent Hobson's MILD.

Superb place always worthy of a visit, in fact you will kick yourself for not going

On 11th January 2010 - no rating submitted
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William Harrison left this review about Bartons Arms

A JHB pub, this place has four of their ales on plus a guest most of the time, and has one of the largest selections of imported bottled beers in the country. Yes, the location could be better, and yes, parking is a problem, but this is a true gem. With the exception of Sunday nights, the rear half of the bar, kept separate from the "business" end, is a decent Thai restaurant. Well worth the trip, even if it's only to see the Grade II listed building.

On 28th October 2008 - no rating submitted
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John Horton left this review about Bartons Arms

This is a gem of a building, a wonderful example of Victorian architecture and the art of ceramics. Unfortunately for this place a good pub is much more than just a building. Except for the bottled Belgian beers on offer and the surroundings it has nothing, including atmosphere, to offer the serious drinker. The Oakham beers are grossly overrated. It also suffers from being in one of, if not the, most violent parts of Brum (which in general is a relatively peaceful city). Located near Lozells on the Walsall road north of the city centre it is best visited (if at all) by either bus or taxi. Other than the architecture the place is sterile.

On 14th July 2008 - rating: 4
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Chris Kilmister left this review about Barton Arms

Fantastic old pub, serves good real ale.Shame about location.

On 25th February 2008 - rating: 8
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john mcgraw left this review about Barton Arms

A grand ornate multi roomed Victorian pub selling Oakhams excellent beers.The Thai food is first class.Watch out for the sloping floor in the main bar.Well worth the 10 min bus ride from the city centre.You will not be disappointed.

On 22nd June 2007 - rating: 10
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Steve Thorpe left this review about Barton Arms

Probably Birminghams best pub, just a real shame of its location. Having said that if it was in the city centre you wouldn't be able tio move in it! An Oakham pub serving a good range with guest beers and an extensive foreign bottled range. Housed in a very impressive listed building, the food available is Thai. Can be found on the Nos 33, 34, 51, 52, 107 buses from the city centre

On 7th November 2006 - rating: 10
[User has posted 130 recommendations about 126 pubs]

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