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The Fighting Cocks, Birmingham

Pub added by david johnston
1 St Marys Row
Postal town: Birmingham
B13 8HW
Phone: 01214490811

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Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

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

Substantial building with an impressive and finely detailed façade. Slightly worried about whether the interior would be a big let-down, but it retains a number of interesting features around the bar, side lounge area and rear room. Well-lit during daytime too, with large stained-glass windows, but the limited number of steam-punk lanterns suggested a more Gothic feel later in the evening. Variety of furniture to suit most tastes. Four real ales on handpump: Doom Bar, Purity Pure UBU, Good Old Boy from West Berkshire and Wimbledon Common (nice enough, but expensive at £4.20).

On 30th July 2017 - rating: 7
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Al Bundy left this review about Fighting Cocks

What looks like it should be a decent place its actually a rather dull and extremely expensive load of crap. An L-shaped load of rubbish and if you want real ale then there are 4 overpriced handpumps dispensing Doom Bore, Bombardier,.... ah who cares... this place is crap. Go somewhere else.

On 10th March 2017 - no rating submitted
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Fighting Cocks

Agree with Andy this is a good winter pub. We called on a Monday eve and there were a few diners in as well as drinkers. The staff were welcoming and helpful when choosing a beer. There were four ales, we went for Purity UBU and Purity Warlord IPA. Mixed clientele on our visit, has a slightly pretentious edge to the place. One visit was enough.

On 18th November 2013 - rating: 7
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Andy Ven left this review about Fighting Cocks

A good winter pub, fairly dark inside with darkly painted high ceilings and leaded windows. If the strange chandeliers were changed one half of the pub could almost pass as mock medieval. Floors were tiled and there was a large railway station style clock on the corner inside the bar area. The pub has a long main bar with the single room wrapping around it in a 'U' shape. The right hand side of the pub is a bit more contemporary in style and the toilets were clean and modern.

On handpull there was Sharp's Doom Bar, Purity UBU, Adnam's Yuletide and Keltek Kingam. A decent pub I thought.

On 19th December 2011 - no rating submitted
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Danny O'Revey left this review about Fighting Cocks

Fantastic place this one, a great find in arty Moseley, one of the trendy corners of Birmingham. Imposing building, there is a barometer on the outside, as well as the clock tower. Not sure what this place used to be, but its a lovely old building.

Inside there's high ceiling, raised stools and tables & more traditional seating. Excellent tiling and glazing.Modern/traditional music mix.

4 well kept real ales - when I visited Brew Dog Edge, Sharps Doom Bar and Cornish Coaster and local Purity UBU.

City prices, but nice feel to the place. Would be good on a beer tour in the area.

On 3rd October 2010 - rating: 8
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Soup Dragon left this review about Fighting Cocks

An impressive corner pub/eatery, with clock tower and in mock-Tudor style, with coloured window glass and with a patio area.

The interior is open plan and in fact encompasses the bar. The decor is mainly white and wood panel, with a black ceiling and some green ceramic tiling. There is a wood panelled fireplace and a few arty pictures on the walls, as well as 60s styled hippy tapastries, with circles on, that could have been Humpty's blanket in Playschool. We didn't eat, but the food was priced £8-12. The service here was exceptionally good, the mixed clientele seemed a bit arty/studenty it felt - more likely i am just getting old! The background music was at a soft level.

Beer; tap stuff with a selection of continental lager/wheatbeers; Peroni, Sierra Navada Staropramen, with three real ale handpulls, with Purity UBU, Hydes Loose Cannon and a decent enough Sharpe's Doombar.

A very nice place, one certainly to aim for. The next time i am back in this neck of the woods, i would visit here.

On 3rd August 2010 - no rating submitted
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