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The Spotted Dog, Birmingham

104 Warwick Street
Digbeth
Postal town: Birmingham
B12 0NH
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Spotted Dog

A street corner local in a former industrial area which is now regenerating with some fancy flats opposite.However a proper boozer atmosphere prevails and the interior is very traditional.There is a warm welcome from behind the bar and the Irish family who run the pub are old school and chatty.Covid regulations are observed and we pitched down on the smaller side room with it's own bar access and three handpumps.There is a long bench opposite the bar,a warming lit fire and a few small tables and stools.
The larger room is down a step and is L shaped but I couldn't drift around.There is however by the side entrance a sign to a "smoke room" which is infact a corridor with seating leading to a very extensive walled pub garden,partially covered at one end and proving popular.
It's worth asking about the ale range ,as there is no chalk board and you may miss out.A MILD is always carried,on my visit Church End Gravediggers,while the other ale choices were Castle Rock Harvest Pale,Northern Whisper Offenchops and a very decent Salopian Light Fantastic.There is some craft keg including a Verdant beer and Siren Soundwave IPA,which finished the evening well.The pub isn't far from Birmingham City FC but the internal theme was much more Irish rugby.A decent soundtrack was playing at a sensible volume.
Not far from the canal,well worth a visit for a relaxing ,chatty evening it was difficult to leave once settled in.

On 10th October 2020 - rating: 8
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Al Bundy left this review about The Spotted Dog

A three roomed pub which is passing itself off as an Irish bar. Lots of Irish bumpf dotted around and Gaelic footy on the telly. A number of real ales on but fairly bland selection was a disappointment. A locals sort of pub and I'll leave it to them.

On 12th August 2019 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Spotted Dog

A traditional pub with very well kept beer, fabulous staff behind the bar and the pub hosts an array of different music events throughout the week which are all free of charge. We called in on a Sunday evening when there was a String Quartet performing in the side lounge, after that a small group of musicians performed with their brass instruments. Other nights include a jazz night, Blues night and a traditional Irish music night. Three beers on handpump on our visit Castle Rock Harvest Pale, AJ'S Ales Lets Get Kane'd, Mallinson's Transpacific IPA. We went for the Harvest Pale which was in top form.

On 27th June 2018 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Bordesley, 0.31 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Birmingham Moor Street, 0.76 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Birmingham New Street, 0.93 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
10th Oct 2020, 10:16
Pub map correction submitted by Bucking Fastard approved
 
10th Oct 2020, 10:16

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 23 August 2015 by Steve C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 23 August 2015 by Steve C
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 17 February 2015 by hondo .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 17 February 2015 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 June 2010 by hondo .
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