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Submitted on Friday, 16th July 2010
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The New Bell, Birmingham

Booths Farm Road
Great Barr
Postal town: Birmingham
B42 2NX
Phone: 01213584278
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Soup Dragon left this review about The New Bell

A 60s looking detached estate pub, that at least has some character, in undressed brick and some white render. Also has a patio. The pub is a chain pub, i think part of the M&B group as it does a value menu - the Drakes Drum, up the road, has the same menu and decor and it will close in late July for a week after which it will re-open as a Sizzling pub.

The interior has two rooms; a bar and a lounge/dining area. The lounge is open plan, but has a couple of areas. It is in toffee, green and yellow, with green patterned, cream patterned and brown patterned wallpaper - a change from the pure plain wall look. There is a main wood and ceramic tiled fireplace feature and another smaller one as well. The walls were adorned with old photos of Great Barr. I didnt eat, so cant comment on the food. The bar was in toffee, cream, yellow and red patterned wallpaper, with darts and sporty pictures and trophies. There was a TV and the music in this room was somewhat louder. The service was fine and the clientele mixed.

Beer;tap stuff with a decent enough M&B MILD. On hadpull the Brains SA was fine, especially at £1.59, the Pedigree and Bombardier were not on.

I enjoyed my visit here, although for me it is a one pint place - it will be interesting to see if it will be Sizzleised in the coming weeks like the Drum. I would

On 18th July 2010 - no rating submitted
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Hamstead (Birmingham), 1.23 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Perry Barr, 2.53 miles, 48 min walk (show)
Witton (West Midlands), 3.44 miles, 1 hr 6 min walk (show)
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30th Mar 2016, 19:41
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30th Mar 2016, 18:50
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  • Darts : Yes last updated 18 July 2010 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 July 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 July 2010 by hondo .
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