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The Red Lion, Birmingham

105 Station Road
Erdington
Postal town: Birmingham
B23 6UG
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Red Lion

Must have been quite impressive in its heyday, and the clock-tower is still something of a local landmark. However, the famous curving counter in the main bar faced with decorative tiles is the stand-out feature, although the towering dark bar-back following the same alignment and the entrance vestibule are also notable. Apart from that, the place is now quite plain inside, but tidy enough, and the rear lounge seems only to be used for the weekend karaoke. No real ale, unfortunately, but there was Manns Chestnut dark mild (£2.20) which made a change.

On 4th May 2019 - rating: 6
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Andrea Hughes left this review about The Red Lion

Our first visit to Sutton Coldfield, and we decided to venture to Erdington, and try the Red Lion based on Soup Dragon's review although almost 3 years old! We were disappointed as there were no real ales in sight! Coming out we spoke to a couple of blokes in the doorway, who agreed it wasn't the best pub, but the one across the way ( Cross Keys) is even worse!

On 30th April 2014 - no rating submitted
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Red Lion

A magnificent Victorian/Edwardian detached corner pub in alterating courses of undressed brick with decorative moulded stonework, Dutch gables and a clock tower. There is a rear patio and a function room.

The interior had two rooms. At the back there is a large L-shaped lounge that bends around the nice wooden serving bar and has plum and grey walls with some wood panel and a white ceiling. Along with the tables, there are a few sofas. There is a big screen TV, which wasn't on at my visit and some mirrors on the walls. The bar is also an L-shape around a wood and salt glazed tiled serving bar. It is accessed by an impressive domed vestiblue, with coloured glass. The room is in peach and light grey, with a white ceiling. There are old photos of the area on the walls and a dart board at one end. The music was mixed and at a decet level. The service was fine and the clientele mixed - it got busy through the evening, as we stayed here for a few.

Beer; usual tap stuff with a decent enough M&B MILD. On handpull there was Purity UBU, a decnt Wye Valley HPA and Two Towers Porter.

This is a really good pub, architecturally, atmospherically and beer-wise. A must if in the area.

On 27th June 2011 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Chris Kilmister
Erdington, 0.21 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Chester Road, 0.96 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Gravelly Hill, 1.27 miles, 24 min walk (show)
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4th May 2019, 11:17
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
 
4th May 2019, 10:08
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  • Darts : Yes last updated 12 March 2011 by moby duck
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Facebook page - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 12 March 2011 by moby duck
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 04 April 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 March 2011 by moby duck
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