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The Drawbridge, Solihull

5 Drawbridge Road
Shirley
Majors Green
Postal town: Solihull
B90 1DD
Phone: 01214745904
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Flaming Grill (Spirit Pubs)

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Drawbridge

Large, estate-type Greene King pub with Flaming Grill branding, recently reopened after a refurbishment and notably busy early on a Wednesday evening. Not sure what it was like previously, but the various seating (and notionally dining) areas now have a light semi-modern look. Also has an area with a popular pool table and a dartboard off to one side. Five real ales offered from the two banks of handpumps: IPA, Belhaven Elephant session ale, the seasonal Ale Fresco and Un-Beer-Leveable plus Landlord as a guest.

On 1st July 2018 - rating: 7
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Gill Smith left this review about The Drawbridge

Enjoyed our Robinsons Dizzy Blonde while sitting outside in the garden by the canal watching the narrowboat folk operating the drawbridge. Friendly staff and customers inside, but we spent our time enjoying the afternoon sun in the garden. Good atmosphere.

On 31st August 2016 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Drawbridge

A modern build Flaming Grill pub on the site of a former off licence,it has the feel of an estate pub yet sits alongside the Stratford on Avon Canal towpath with fine views of boat crews operating the drawbridge.There is a concrete compound surrounded by a metal fence which acts as the exterior drinking and smoking area,while the interior is large,open plan and winds around an L shed bar.To one side there are dining type tables running along the windows overlooking the canal,opposite the bar there are high chairs,then a series of banquettes before a side restaurant section with no bar access.It's tidy but the Flaming Grill theme is never far away,and a glance at the menu shows a super value lunch option of two courses for £4.99,quality unknown,and a main menu of insanely large portion dishes topped off by The Trash Can Challenge at £19.99 served in what passes for a dustbin lid to accomodate the mound of food.Quite a few of the lunchtime customers looked like loyal customers of the chain.
At least there was real ale with a choice of Doom Bar and a good Everards Tiger served by friendly,chatty and quite cheeky barmaids which lifted the spirits.
Fine for a couple of pints,the food offering did bring to mind the fate of Mr Creosote ,so easy on the wafer thin mints.

On 17th June 2015 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Shirley, 0.45 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Whitlocks End, 0.62 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Wythall, 2.22 miles, 42 min walk (show)
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21st Jul 2018, 19:23
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21st Jul 2018, 19:23
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 11 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 11 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 11 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 11 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 11 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 11 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 11 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 11 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 11 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 11 July 2014 by ROB Camra
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