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The Hornet (JD Wetherspoon), Birmingham

991 Alum Rock Road
Washwood Heath
Postal town: Birmingham
B8 2LY
Phone: 01217895920

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Hornet (JD Wetherspoon)

Standard-issue 'spoons in a parade of shops. Usual dark interior with a relatively low ceiling, and quite dimly lit too. Just a few seats out front, but there is a rear patio area. Fair selection of real ales from two banks of five handpumps, with several local offerings including my pint of Salopian Dead Drop (£2.35). Only real quibble, though, was unusually slow food delivery - possibly just caught it on a bad day?

On 24th September 2016 - rating: 6
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Hornet (JD Wetherspoon)

Surburban Wetherspoons attracting old time drinkers with cheap beer, near Fox & Goose island. Not much going on, very standard fit out inside.

My beer was not of the best quality, but there are a number of real ale pumps in use.


On 1st August 2016 - rating: 5
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Aqualung . left this review about The Hornet (JD Wetherspoon)

Named after an old car rather than an insect this is a fairly standard suburban Spoons. It's a square room with a low ceiling and fairly typical furnishings. It was fairly quiet when I arrived here on a Tuesday just before midday.
The beer choice was as mundane as the venue with the IPA variant of the JDW Trio Of Doom doubled up, a cider, Banks's Alpha 5 Pale, Moorhouse Blond Witch and Hobgoblin. I went for the Blond Witch (£2.19) and it was in first class condition.
The beer quality on the day notches the score up of a fairly average Spoons.

On 7th July 2016 - rating: 6
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Hornet (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a terraced Spoons, which I think it was the site of the former Lloyds Bank of the 70s (where i had an account). It is in pretty featureless 50s style brick, with a wood and glass frontage. It takes its name from the 'Wolseley Hornet' - the now demolished car factory was once a mile down the road. The inside has a single open plan room, with a long serving bar off to the left. It is in chocolate, wood panel, and i think pale green too. There was little in the way of decoration, just a pot plant and a few books that i noticed, as well as a few silent TVs. There was no music of course, which mean't that i could here every swear word from the bar area and singing, or rather shouting, from the drunk bloke in the suit. The place is populated with the general Spoon's tables for food and there is a family area (away from the bar!). The service was fine. Beer; usual tap stuff with Abbott and Ruddles on handpull as normal. Alongside, there was Arkell's Moonlight, St Peter's Golden and a reasonable Bath Ales Special. I am sure i caught this place at a bad time, at least i hope i did.

On 14th May 2013 - no rating submitted
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