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The Pig & Tail, Hockley, Birmingham

12-13 Albion Street
B1 3AA

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Gill Smith left this review about The Pig & Tail

Called in on Saturday and had no problem with the bar, which has been well described. The background music was fine too. I chose 2 half pints of beer from the font range Tiny Rebel Dutty 4.2% and Alphabet Brewing Company Juice Springsteen 4.5% both of which had £4 showing against them on the board. I was charged £6 so queried it. They don't serve pints and the price on the board is for 2/3. Lesson has been learned. The beer was too cold to have any flavour, but was not too bad after it had been stood a while.

On 22nd April 2018 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Pig & Tail

A stunning looking pub, especially of an evening when the place is illuminated. You really get to see the amount of individual panes of glass, framed against the ornate exterior timber work.
We thought the staff on our visit were very friendly and chatty, who seemed to take great interest in the pub. The interior is shabby chic with mint painted walls, some wallpapered walls and undressed brick. The bar counter had a steel trim with timber inlay, which I haven't see before. Eight craft beers on key keg and two handpulls, serving Sharps Atlantic and Tiny Rebel Marshmallow porter. I went for the Vocation Heart and Soul IPA, which was excellent.

On 16th October 2017 - rating: 8
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Pig & Tail

Newly refurbed, I have read this is one of the oldest pubs in the area? Modern refurb with an open kitchen at the back, a long corridor front bar opening up to a slightly bigger space at the street corner.

The walls are pastel and grey, with some, lets say 'interesting' art work hanging that is also for sale.

There is an outside courtyard with some bamboo planters and plastic chairs but little else, needs to mature a little here but it has only just opened.

The menu is sharing boards of a tapas style.

There are two real ales - sadly an uninspired and not local chain offering in Sharps Atlantic, but also a Manchester beer I personally havn't seen before.

This is the sister venture to the City Centre's Pickled Piglet restaurant.

On 20th June 2016 - rating: 8
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Soup Dragon left this review about George & Dragon

I visited this one the other night just to take a look at what is going on. It currently has scaffolding all around it, but in would suggest this is for safety reasons more than anything else. I have never seen the pub open and it is currently in a sorry state, but it is a listed building, so I assume something will be done eventually.

On 15th November 2013 - no rating submitted
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