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The British Oak, Stirchley, Birmingham

1364 Pershore Road
Stirchley
Birmingham
B30 2XS
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Punch Taverns

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Reviews of The British Oak (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Danny O'Revey left this review about The British Oak

Fine large drinking den near Bournville station. Lovely old fashioned front bar that then leads out to further drinking/seating areas.

However the staff seem to be taken from the Wetherspoons rejected applications, despite being quiet the three gents behind the bar were all preoccupied at the same time doing admin tasks, with no acknowledgment. Walked out after 5 minutes of frustration!

On 19th September 2016 - rating: 6
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Gill Smith left this review about The British Oak

This is a fine building featuring in CAMRA's National Inventory of Historic Pub interiors. It is in the 2011 Good Beer Guide. Large front bar area with screen for sports, and smaller rooms round the back of the bar area with service to the bar through hatches. Smoking area and garden where food can be eaten, and a reasonable menu. Enjoyed Wyre Piddle Piddle in the leaves from the beer range. On main bus routes from Birmingham centre, and close to Bournville railway station.

The above was in 2010, and we called in yesterday for a beer festival and had a proper look round the pub, and was well impressed with the multi-roomed areas. There is a massive covered outside drinking area where they had set up the stillage for the festival with comfy sofas, pool table, table seating, and those tables where you can stand up to drink. Beyond that is a grassed area with playground and what appeared to be a bowling green beyond that, although I didn't ask if it was part of the pub grounds. Bar staff very friendly and chatty about the beers, and they carry a range of Belgian and USA bottled beers. We chose 2 beers from Sadlers and one from Thwaites, and also had an American bottle of Stevens Point Pale Ale. In Stirchley with a bus stop outside from the city centre. Bus 47 and 45 stop there.

On 7th December 2014 - rating: 8
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Soup Dragon left this review about The British Oak

This is a detached 1920s pub with patio area at the back, along with a bowling green. The pub replaced a beerhouse of the same name, as the area significantly grew. It is a fine looking Tudor styled brick, with tower bay windows flanking a central projecting two-storey stepped gable entrance that has a fine 'Oak' crest. The interior has several rooms, but i only saw the main bar and glimpses of the rear dining room and through to a snug on one side. The main bar is in green, red and stripey paper, with a red ceiling and terrazzo floor. There are a few pictures on the walls, though it does look a little bare. There is a dart board. There was a large screen TV showing the rugby and no music, although there is a jukebox. The back room appeared to be for dining, but this was in darkness at our visit. The service was fine and the place very busy with a mixed clientele. Beer; usual tap stuff with Banks's MILD, Robinson's Dizzy Blonde, British Oak's own bitter and an impeccable Enville Ale, as well as having a couple of pulls not on. An excellent visit, which didn't really do it justice. One i will definitely return to.

On 10th February 2014 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Bournville, 0.32 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Kings Norton, 1.25 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Selly Oak, 1.31 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The British Oak, Birmingham
25th Feb 2018, 13:48
Request to set pubs area association by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved
 
25th Feb 2018, 13:48
Request to set pubs area association by Just a quick pint, then I'm off

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 09 September 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 10 February 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 07 December 2014 by Gill Smith
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 07 December 2014 by Gill Smith
  • Darts : Yes last updated 10 February 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 December 2014 by Gill Smith
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 10 February 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 10 February 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 09 September 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 07 December 2014 by Gill Smith
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 07 December 2014 by Gill Smith
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