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The Bear, Birmingham

Pub added by Carl Baker
686 Stratford Road
Postal town: Birmingham
B11 4AS

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Soup Dragon left this review about The Bear

This is a corner pub. It is a 1030s brick build, surrounded by c1900 housing - indeed, the pub replaced a few houses. It is is a Tudor style, with the only real feature being an oriel window. The interior must have had quite a few rooms, but i only saw the bar. It is Irish themed - with the odd flag (and the lady behind the bar!). It is in black wood, with white and a bit of green. There are green leather perimeter seats. There is a pool table, dart board and a table footy game. The TV had general programmes on and there was no music. The service was friendly and the place fbusy enough with local, but i ended-up having a swift pint chatting to a local about the loss of the local pubs - so i found it quite friendly. Beer; no real ale, no MILD - i just had a shandy. A locals pub, which seemed friendly enought to me, with all the pub games - sadly, just no beer for my personal taste.

On 5th October 2013 - no rating submitted
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Daz Gould left this review about The Bear

Not very welcoming,dingy bar.I felt very nervous,strange looks from the obvious regulars.Wont be returning in a hurry.

On 24th December 2008 - rating: 4
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