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Hop & Scotch, Birmingham

Pub added by Aqualung .
9 Institute Road
Kings Heath
Postal town: Birmingham
B14 7EG

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Reviews (Current Rating Average: 8 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines


Real Ale Ray left this review about Hop & Scotch

I met the friendly and informative owner on my Sunday afternoon visit, who told us that this shop unit was previously a stationery shop. There were three very well kept hand pulled ales on the bar, plus a choice of craft beer, lagers and ciders served from ten keg taps along the wall behind the bar. There was also some shelving on the right hand side of the bar, with an extensive range of bottled and canned beers, plus some further options served from coolers behind the bar. The beer board was in the form of brown paper sheets attached to the wall, on the left hand side of the bar. This was quite novel and a first for me. The bar area consisted of a rustic stained pine counter top and a dark blue painted bar front. Seating was a mix of high and low tables and chairs, I went for the Fixed Wheel Pale and the Blue Monkey Infinity. Check opening times as Whatpub for Sunday opening times stated 12pm, when they in fact open at 2pm.

On 29th September 2019 - rating: 8
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Hop & Scotch

I was expecting a quiet bottle shop with a few customers sampling the craft keg taps (although there are ten, so not disappointed there), but the place was absolutely heaving with a Good Chemistry tap takeover when I happened by. Managing to get to the bar, I found three handpumps as well, so went for the visiting Norrington's X mild (£3.40).

On 16th February 2019 - rating: 8
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Gill Smith left this review about Hop & Scotch

Independent bar and bottle shop a short walk up a side street from the main bus route in Kings Heath. 10 rotating keg lines and 3 cask beers on offer, plus bottles and cans. There is also a select range of whisky and gin. Single room with a variety of seating. Enjoyed beers from Wilde Childe, Green Duck and Burning Soul breweries last Saturday, and Kinver, Rat, Burning Soul and a Cloudwater sour beer today. Draft beers served in 1/3 2/3 1/2 pint and pint measures and tasters available. Well worth a visit.

On 29th December 2018 - rating: 8
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