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Country Girl, Birmingham

1 Raddlebarn Road
Selly Oak
Postal town: Birmingham
B29 6HJ
Phone: 01214727639
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Pub Type

Ember Inns (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Reviews of Country Girl (Average Rating: 5 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Country Girl

Ember Inn beside, but not in direct view of, the Worcester & Birmingham Canal. The building is obviously of some age, but now being lost in deepest suburbia the nearest fields are some miles away. The interior has been totally remodelled and refurbished in the usual light semi-modern style so most character has long-since been lost. May have visited at a bad time, as only six of a total of 11 handpumps were in use, offering the 'house' pale ale, Brakspear Bitter, Bombardier and the Madness Absolutely 'finest pale ale' (£2.95) plus two ciders. The card machine was also out of use...

On 25th June 2017 - rating: 6
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Soup Dragon left this review about Country Girl

This is a detached Ember Inns pub, with patio areas, that stands to the side of the Worcs & Brum Canal. It was built c1900, when it stood over the canal from the King's Norton Union Workhouse and Infirmary (now Selly Oak Hospital), and it did have a bowling green at the back. I remember it due to it having a few footy teams back in the 80s - the name seemed a little out of place when the old bloke with a dog used to shout 'cummon the girls'. Anyhow, it is a typical pub of the period, although the brick is now rendered in white, with some black beaming. Now the interior walls have long since gone, there is an L-shaped room, which is basically foody. It is decored in very typical Ember style - the usual vases, bits of wood and twigs with lights on. The walls are so radical in their green, red, white and patterned wallpapers, but luckily a few old photos of the area are juxtaposed with the arty art. A TV was on, which i think had footy on, and the music was charty but at a decent level. The service was fine and the clientele more mature and nearly all were dining that i could see. Beer; usual tap stuff with Peroni. On handpull, there were Purity UBU, Saddle Black, Wye Valley Butty Bach, Brew XI and Thwaites Nutty Black - the Butty was decent enough. The bad point for me is that this pub is so generic it is a bore - the good points are the beer choice (and the quality of mine was fine) and no little children running about (me being miserable). Definitely worth a visit, especially if you want to eat and dont mind wierd vases and twigs with lights on.

On 31st January 2014 - no rating submitted
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Danny O'Revey left this review about Country Girl

Went to this pub as it was in the GBG at the time. Standing at the bar, mid afternoon, the staff were really struggling to serve, 15 minutes later I left after not being served. Looked ok, if they could improve staffing levels it should be ok.

On 27th September 2009 - rating: 4
[User has posted 1119 recommendations about 1096 pubs]

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Map location corrected by mike mason
Bournville, 0.69 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Selly Oak, 0.89 miles, 17 min walk (show)
University, 1.43 miles, 27 min walk (show)
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Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 December 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 December 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 26 December 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 15 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 26 December 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 26 December 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 26 December 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 26 December 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 26 December 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 26 December 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 26 December 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 December 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 26 December 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 26 December 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 December 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 26 December 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - O2 wifi - last updated 26 December 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
Opening Hours
Sunday10am - Midnight
Monday11:30am - Midnight
Tuesday11:30am - Midnight
Wednesday11:30am - Midnight
Thursday11:30am - Midnight
Friday11:30am - Midnight
Saturday10am - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: February 21st 2018
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