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Old Royal, Birmingham

53 Church Street
B3 2DP
Phone: 01212003841
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Oak Tree (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Delboy 20 left this review about Old Royal

I have visited here numerous times over the years. Attractive pub well described below. Always seems to be busy. My pint of Hobsons was in good nick. Worth a visit.

On 27th December 2019 - no rating submitted
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Old Royal

This corner pub has two very attractive facades with plenty of decorative detail (albeit rather hidden by scaffolding on my latest visit). Inside, the 'L'-shaped bar has been heavily refurbished but some older features such as the coats of arms in the main windows and what looks like an old bar-back on a side wall. Silent sport on the TVs. Mostly older clientele. Standard unbranded M&B menu. I found Landlord, Black Sheep Square 1 and Adnams Fat Sprat from three of the six handpumps, which (while hardly exciting) was better than last time.

On 28th April 2018 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about Old Royal

A fine looking building with a corner turret occupying a strategic corner plot as these Victorian edifices tend to, inside there is a functional L-shaped carpeted space with mostly regular seating but including some of those bucket chairs which will not allow you to drape your coat over the back. Arched leaded windows, decor includes all sorts of artefacts on display on various shelves but mainly on the Royal theme, framed prints of members of the Royal Family through the years. Also Royal family trees on display, not that I know much about this stuff having never been a history student I found it interesting. A splendid feature tiled shelf inside is possibly one of the high points inside.
There are two banks of three handpumps, on offer was St Peter's Golden Ale, Young's Hummingbird and Landlord. Three not on, two unclipped one reversed looked like the delightful GKIPA.
A decent pub but the interior does not do justice to the exterior.

On 18th April 2017 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Andy Ven
Birmingham Snow Hill, 0.34 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Birmingham Moor Street, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Birmingham New Street, 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Old Royal, Birmingham
27th Dec 2019, 19:01
Review submitted by Delboy 20
8th Dec 2018, 15:00
Picture submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved

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  • Function Room : Yes last updated 02 August 2015 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 02 August 2015 by hondo .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 02 August 2015 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 August 2015 by hondo .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 August 2015 by hondo .
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