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The Sly Old Fox, Birmingham Central, Birmingham

54-56 Hurst Street
B5 4TD
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Delboy 20 left this review about The Sly Old Fox

Very busy on my early Friday evening visit. Reasonable choice of beers including Butty Bach, Proper Job and Doom Bar. I tried the Proper Job and another I can't remember. Both were in good shape. Happy to call in again.

On 12th February 2019 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 663 recommendations about 638 pubs]

Rob Hunter left this review about The Sly Old Fox

Visited on Sunday with family. It was pretty busy but we managed to find a small table in the front room. There is a larger room to the rear but this looked more set up for dining with its layout of tables and chairs and was completely full. Apparently had a refurb a couple of months ago, and looks smart and welcoming from the outside. At the bar were five hand pulls, one of which was off and the others were Doom Bar, St Austell Proper Job, Wye Valley Butty Bach, and something else I can't remember. All the pumps had the big solid metal pump clips so assume they are permanent fixtures rather than rotating guests. The real ale seems to be kept well even if nothing out of the ordinary. Hot drinks are also served. According to their Facebook page their jukebox survived the refurb. Nice to visit for one.

On 14th November 2018 - rating: 7
[User has posted 274 recommendations about 259 pubs]

Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Sly Old Fox

From the exterior paintwork, you might think that there would prove to be some kind of gastro-pub inside this 'Theatre Bar'. However, the front room is a pretty traditional affair with plenty of aged wood, brassware and decorative glazing about the place, but the rear lounge is more plain. The beer selection varies, with just Doom Bar, Tribute, Proper Job and Castle Rock Harvest Pale (£3.70) available from the total of nine handpumps divided between the two counters on this visit. NB - Now seems to be branded as The Sly Old Fox.

On 7th July 2018 - rating: 6
[User has posted 5216 recommendations about 5216 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Andy Ven
Birmingham New Street, 0.3 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Birmingham Moor Street, 0.51 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Birmingham Snow Hill, 0.85 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Sly Old Fox, Birmingham
12th Feb 2019, 20:37
Review submitted by Delboy 20
14th Nov 2018, 20:57
Review submitted by Rob Hunter

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.

  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 14 November 2018 by Rob Hunter
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 14 November 2018 by Rob Hunter
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 24 November 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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Last inspected: March 1st 2017
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