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The Bartons Arms, Birmingham

144 High Street
Aston
Postal town: Birmingham
B6 4UP
Phone: 01213335988
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Moby Duck left this review about The Bartons Arms

A very impressive building inside and out and certainly worth the bus trip out from the city centre, I tend to prefer smaller compact pubs but the interior as well as the beer selection as mentioned in the October reviews makes for a pub well worth returning to.

On 28th November 2021 - rating: 8
[User has posted 1436 recommendations about 1420 pubs]


Steve of N21 left this review about The Bartons Arms

Well, they don’t make them like this anymore.
It’s quite frightening to think we almost lost this late Victorian masterpiece some 20 years ago. The interior is so good that you would even enjoy drinking a pint of John Smiths smooth crap in here. The fact that it is owned by Oakhams and there is a decent guest ale policy almost makes this the perfect drinking experience.
It’s almost sacrilege to not have an Oakham ale after how they have looked after the place for the last 18 years, but I went for the Froth Blowers Riverside Stout and very good it was too.

On 23rd November 2021 - rating: 10
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Bartons Arms

Large and very imposing building - left somewhat marooned by various road and urban regeneration projects of dubious merit - dominated by a grand clock tower. However, a lack of distinction is certainly not something you could say about the interior which is widely held as being one of the most remarkable in the country. The tilework and stained glass are fantastic survivors from the late Victorian period when it was built by Mitchell and Butlers in 1901 as their flagship house. On this revisit, I found three Oakham beers - Citra, JHB and White Dwarf - plus a couple from Froth Blowers - Piffle Snonker (£3.90) and Riverside Stout - available from the various banks of three handpumps scattered around the island bar counter. Thankfully (mostly) untouched over the years, so let's hope that it is kept that way so that future generations can make the effort to get out of Birmingham city centre and marvel at this must-visit pub.

On 20th October 2021 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Soup Dragon
Witton (West Midlands), 1.22 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Jewellery Quarter, 1.29 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Aston, 1.38 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bartons Arms, Aston
28th Nov 2021, 10:44
Review submitted by Moby Duck
 
23rd Nov 2021, 11:35
Review submitted by Steve of N21

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 26 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 26 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No - Discount withdrawn - last updated 26 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 26 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 26 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 26 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes - Thai. - last updated 19 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 26 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 26 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 26 November 2020 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 26 November 2020 by ROB Camra
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