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The Digby, Birmingham

1 Coleshill Road
Water Orton
Postal town: Birmingham
B46 1SH
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Digby

This is a detached pub, with a patio area. It was built in 1860 as a hotel. It is an irregular shaped building, with a mix of round, sash and bay windows on the lowest storey. It is in cream render. The interior of the pub is an L-shape and the size befits the former use. One end is a more bar area, with red lino, which has a dart board and a TV (not on). The other area is more loungey, including a raised area, which is carpeted. The décor has red and white walls, with fake support beams, along with a white ceiling. The TVs here were on, with Vintage TV knocking out the music at a decent level. There are a couple of fireplaces, one brick and one stone, showing where there were old rooms. There is some nice coloured glass above the serving bar. A few flags and mirrors are on the walls and ceiling, leaving the place looking a little bare. The service was functional, the clientele seemingly local, but mixed. Beer; usual tap stuff with a decent enough Ansell's MILD. There were three handpull beers, on two different banks - Tetley Bitter, Bombardier and Young's Bitter. A somewhat dull choice, but at least there were three pulls on. I was happy to have visited - a place I would pop in for one.

On 28th September 2013 - no rating submitted
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Digby

The sort of pub that could be and probably was a nice village country inn. Now however its in decline for whatever reason, possibly partly to do with the effect of infrastruture projects ihn the surrounding areas.

Its a bit tatty and its uncomfortable and unfriendly. Locals propping up the bar drinking lager and not willing to give up space to allow service.

4 real ales, and it did seem to be making an effort to promote guest beers, but I tried the Taylors Landlord and would never have recognised it.

Potential here, but it needs serious TLC.

On 14th March 2011 - rating: 4
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Map location corrected by Carl Baker
Water Orton, 0.21 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Coleshill Parkway, 1.69 miles, 32 min walk (show)
Lea Hall, 4.45 miles, 1 hr 25 min walk (show)
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4th Apr 2018, 14:28
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4th Apr 2018, 14:26
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 14 March 2011 by hondo .
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