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The Weighbridge, Birmingham

Scarfield Wharf
Alvechurch
Postal town: Birmingham
B48 7SQ

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Ian Mapp left this review about The Weighbridge

Sort out as its a previously unclaimed tick in the 2017 GBG.

Well worth it. Packed at midday on a Sunday and still they kept coming in.

Converted house, so small rooms with crammed together tables. Tiny bar, with a chalkboard above detailing the half a dozen ales.

I would have had a Wetheroak Tillermans Tipple but the bar lady wasn't happy with the quality on pouring. Now, thats a nice change!

Instead, I had possibly the finest Wye Valley Butty Bach ever had. And I've had a few!

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On 17th September 2017 - rating: 10
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Weighbridge

Simple, attractive pub by the Alvechurch Marina, with a beer garden to one side and the smokers shelter to the rear (supplemented by a marquee for an imminent beer festival). Retains a two-bar layout with another room at the back; all three of which are on the compact side. Traditional furniture at decor. Fine selection of real ales from six of seven handpumps, with offerings from Wye Valley, Sadler's, Froth Blowers, Weatheroak and two from Kinver - Bargees Bitter and a fine Night Jar mild (£3.10). Well worth seeking out.

On 20th May 2017 - rating: 9
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Weighbridge

A well deserved ten this one, we took the train out of Brum on a Monday eve, especially to visit this pub and we were not disappointed. The pub is only a few minutes walk from the station over the canal bridge, where you will see the pub on the left. The entrance to the pub is at the rear and the main bar is on the front, right hand side.
We received a warm and friendly welcome from the barman and from some fellow drinkers, so it wasn't long until we were all chatting away.
There were five ales and one cider to choose from on this visit. I immediately went for the Kinver Bargees Bitter, which was excellent, my other choice was the Weatheroaks Tillermans Tipple. The food here was also excellent and another customer told us he had driven several miles for his dinner. The pub is spotlessly clean and well run.
Closes at 3 and reopens at 7 during the week.

On 21st February 2015 - rating: 10
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Soup Dragon left this review about Weighbridge

A detached GBG pub, with a canalside patio area, one of which is covered by an awning. This is a Georgian styled plain little building that was originally the offices for the weighbridge at the canal wharf - hence its functional design. It is the architypal four windowed 'house' you would see on Play School, executed in undressed brick. The interior has three rooms, where you won't find a TV or background music. They do food, but i didn't eat, so I can't comment on that. The decor has rooms in green and cream, as well as one in white and wood. The walls have eclectic ephemera on them - old adverts, canal and railway pictures, CAMRA award, beermats and so forth. The service was friendly and the clientele consisted of both locals and boat people - mainly mature, but also very busy. It closes during the afternoon. Beer; usual taps, with Titanic Anchor, Kinver Edge, Hobson's MILD, RCH East St and Weatheroak's Tillerman's Tipper on handpull - along with a real cider. All i tried were decent. A class little pub - a must do. Worth the travel alone. I look forward to a return.

On 17th September 2013 - no rating submitted
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Weighbridge

Owned by Alvechurch Marina,this is a charming little place with a nesting of three small rooms and functional outside loos shared by the mooring customers.There is also a large awning which covers a bench seating area which resembles the set up at a beer festival and indicates that in good weather this place could be busy.You have to walk right around the building to find the entrance,and the small bar is located in the largest room.
Listed in the 2011 GBG,and rightly so,there were 6 handpumps dispensing Hobson's Mild,Weatheroak Tillerman Bitter,Kinver Bargees Bitter,Cottage Brewing Mallard,Ironbridge American Pale Ale, and Tardebigge real cider.My Pale Ale was spot on,5% and dangerously drinkable and this is clealy an ale enthusiasts haven having won numerous local CAMRA awards.The low ceilings and different floor levels only add to the charm in a building that has only recently been operated as a pub.Food is also available from the small kitchen.
I will most definitely return and this is IMHO the best canalside pub in the immediate area.

On 20th July 2011 - rating: 8
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Danny O'Revey left this review about Weighbridge

This pub is bizarre. Its very tiny and was obviously not always a public house. But, it works, its the type of place you go if you like a beer, or canals, or both! Beer is very good & its near the railway station and a lovely little place.

On 27th September 2009 - rating: 8
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Steve Thorpe left this review about Weighbridge

A very pleasant canalside pub a stones throw from Alvechurch station which stocks beers from the weatheroak brewery and holds 2 beer festivals per year

On 13th August 2007 - rating: 8
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