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The Abbey, Smethwick

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Abbey Road
Postal town: Smethwick
B67 5RA
Phone: 01214296067

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Abbey

Large pub with an old M&B sign above the front door, built in a rather austere brickwork. The main entrance now seems to be the side door which leads into the main bar. This retains an impressive counter and bar-back in an unusual mid-brown shade. The former doors into the room to the right (now housing a pool table) have been opened out a bit, and the way through to the separate front lounge (which has a very clinical feel) requires an unexpected zig-zag through the end of the servery. The other bar at the back now functions as an Indian restaurant. Mix of semi-modern furniture, but the decor in the main bar is enhanced by murals of local streetscapes. Two sadly disused handpumps, so had to resort to the Worthington Smoothflow (£2.75).

On 4th March 2018 - rating: 5
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Abbey

This is a smart looking detached Georgian styled pub, with patio area. It was in fact built in the 1920s, i think, after much of the local area was taken-up with post WWI housing. The pub is in undressed brick, with large lower sash and smaller upper sash windows and dormers in the roof. It has a neo-classic entrance, decorative cornice and large stacks. The interior has a couple of rooms. The back lounge i didn't see. The main bar room (the old rooms having been lost) is a large room, with a pool table area behind a part partition in the form of a fireplace. The bar area is in green and white, with a it of patterned wallpaper, a toffee colour ceiling and red tile floor. There are mainly bench seats and a TV is on the wall (daytime programmes). The place does a budget menu, but i didn't eat. The music was general and at a decent level. The service was really friendly and the place seemed to be frequented by locals. Beer; no real ale, despite 3 handpulls. Usual keg stuff, with M&B MILD - i just had shandy. I quite liked it here, it is a shame that there is no real ale on, otherwise i would be happy to visit again.

On 9th August 2013 - no rating submitted
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