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The Wellington, Birmingham Central, Birmingham

37 Bennetts Hill
Birmingham
B2 5SN
Phone: 01212003115
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Quinno _ left this review about The Wellington

A long overdue revisit. The same as ever, of course. Just a quick half, the Neepsend Kedros was a poorly brewed beer served as well as could be managed (NBSS 3.5). Noted the glass was also in good shape (see below!). A good crowd in and the whole operation was ticking over happily. A destination beer pub.

November 2014
A brief revisit the other day. The Wellington now comes with added upstairs bar, additional room and rooftop decked terrace! My Hopcraft Day of the Lords was in good form. As noted previously, this place is still sparkler-proof which, having spent a day drinking a lot of dubious flat beer in a number of sparklerised Brum pubs, is a blessing. A quibble point is that the glass I had was dishwasher-pitted. They need to keep paying attention to the little things. Still a great ale outlet though. Rated 8

November 2012
A pub that only opened in December 2004, this has come a long way and is now known as a destination real ale venue. 16 handpumps greet you on entering; Oakham Citra is a standard, as are three Black Country ales and a Purity. There are also two real ciders and perry, plus some continental lagers - no Guinness or cooking lagers are served. A large screen above the bar tells you what beers are listed by pump number and which also give an A-E grading on how light or dark the beer is, alongside its price and strength. Beers all in good form, served without sparklers (a little unusual for the Midlands) but these will be fitted if requested. There’s plenty of CAMRA-type stuff in the pub such as local branch mags from far and wide and leaflets for beer festivals. The interior is fairly functional and is open-plan, with flock wallpaper and a cream and brown colour scheme. A quality selling point is that you are positively encouraged to bring your own food – the pub will supply cutlery, crockery and condiments! There’s no piped music and a dart board is available though there’s too much clutter nearby to see it used regularly for an idle drop-by game. The pub can get ludicrously busy in the evenings. Handy hint – exit via the rear and you practically step straight into the Old Joint Stock! A great place if you like your ales but the average punter may wonder what all the fuss is about. Luckily, I like my ales… Rated 8

On 21st July 2019 - rating: 9
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Wellington

Called in again yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon and found it much busier than on my previous visit so I had no choice other than to prop up the bar. The young barman seemed particularly disinterested when serving me and rudely (in my opinion) dropped my change into my hand.

I still like the pub and its beer selection is very impressive, but the service was much better on my first visit.

My Blackheath Stout by Fixed Wheel was rather nice and set me back £2.10 or so for a half. They also had a black IPA by Sadlers (if I am remembering correctly) so was good to see a couple of dark beers available.

On 20th June 2019 - no rating submitted
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Wellington

The Wellington was not initially on my radar and I found it by chance, but glad I did! 16 cask ales and my Killer Stout by Beowulf was lovely if bloody strong at 7.3% ABV. Fresh tasting and obviously well kept.

This is a traditional feeling pub, a decent size, no music and no TV other than the one being used for the electronic beer board. Steps to the front but apparently there is step free access available at the rear if required.

There may also have been three cider pumps on the back wall behind the bar but I can't be 100% sure.

Glad I called in here and would definitely call again.

On 28th February 2019 - rating: 9
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Birmingham Snow Hill, 0.33 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Birmingham New Street, 0.41 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Birmingham Moor Street, 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - October - last updated 11 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes - upstairs - last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 11 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 06 March 2019 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : No - ok to bring your own - last updated 11 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 28 July 2015 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 28 February 2019 by Rob Hunter
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
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