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The Garden House, Birmingham

160 Hagley Road
Edgbaston
Postal town: Birmingham
B16 9NX
Phone: 01214548315

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Pub Type

Chef & Brewer (Spirit Pubs)

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Graham Coombs left this review about The Garden House

A large and rambling Chef & Brewer establishment, seemingly running through a row of houses joined together. Fairly standard semi rustic/historic interior and largely given over to dining, although there is a tolerable section used more by drinkers near the bar, also a tabled garden at the rear. Only Greene King beers nowadays, with Abbot and Old Speckled Hen on with IPA and Yardbird 'coming soon' but condition was good.

On 7th November 2023 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Garden House

Substantial Chef & Brewer pub / restaurant in a terrace of old (but not obviously impressive) buildings on the main Hagley Road. Once inside, you find the expected semi-traditional furniture and decor in the various seating and (mostly) dining areas on three sides of the bar counter. It has previously had something of a reputation for having a better real ale offering than one might anticipate, but certainly not on my visit. However, that said, my pint of Greene King IPA (£4.35) - the only cask beer available from the four handpumps - was in very good shape .

On 18th December 2022 - rating: 6
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Delboy 20 left this review about The Garden House

As Soupy says a better choice of ales than I expected. Decent enough place with friendly staff. The beer was fine and I would pop in again if passing.

On 15th February 2017 - rating: 5
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Garden House

This is a detached Chef & Brewer pub and eatery, with patio and beer garden areas. It is, in fact, three properties knocked through, which date to the early-mid 19th century, when this part of Edgbaston was a plush suburb. The exterior is in white, with what looked like lime green sash window surrounds and a black moulded cornice, and a neo-classic entrance. There are several bay windows on the lower floor. The interior is really a massive open plan area broken into partioned areas. Mostly, this is given over to foody area, but off to the left there is a more 'drinking' area. The decor is one of coffee, wood, white, with a bit of brick. There are a number of fireplaces befitting the history. The seating is very mixed, even a bench seat was found lurking in a corner (where i immediately ensconced myself). The walls had a mix of historical and tasteful artish photographs on them (something i thin C&B do well at). I didn't see a TV and the music was general and at a decent level. The service was fine and what i thought was a 'suity' clientele actually transpired to be a far more mixed one. Beer; usual tap stuff with Peroni. On handpull there were Purity UBU, Doombar, Wye Vally HPA and a pretty decent Backyard Hoard - a far better choice and quality than i expected. A place i expected to dislike, being a traditionalist, but i found myself a far happier customer than that. Happy i popped in.

On 26th November 2013 - no rating submitted
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