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The Fort Jester, Birmingham

Chester Road
Castle Bromwich
Postal town: Birmingham
B35 7AR
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Fayre & Square (Spirit Pubs)

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Soup Dragon left this review about The Fort Jester

This is a modern Fayre & Square build next to a new hotel (Premier Inn style). The site used to be the offices for Wimpy Construction many years back. Anyhow, this place is a family entertainment centre, with a Whacky Wharehouse, outdoor kid's play area and toy and sweet grabbing machines inside. The building is in brick, white and black beam, in a slight Tudor style, with a gable end entrance. It also has a patio area. The large L-shaped room has some raised areas, all foody based, as the food scraps on the floor showed, as did the smell of food, which pervaded everywhere. The décor is one of mixed colours; red, green, tan etc and wood panel, with some fake beams. There is a brick fire and a small tiled one. Strange photos - railings, girders etc are on the walls, along with a couple of Jaguar cars and Spitfires (Castle Vale was an airfield in WWI-II and Spits were made in the now Jaguar plant). There was no TV that I saw, but the music was charty stuff, but at a decent level. The service was ok and the clientele family based. Beer; basic keg choice with Hobgoblin on handpull. The scanned clip should have made me worry and, indeed, it was pretty poor: I left after a couple sips. Fort Jester, indeed, they are having a larf... If I remember, there used to be a 60s housing estate pub, called the Stagecoach, just around the corner. It was far nicer I am sure.

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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Fort Jester

Currently undergoing a change of ownership or branding and is closed for refurbishment

On 21st February 2011 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Dave McNally
Stechford, 2.41 miles, 46 min walk (show)
Lea Hall, 2.77 miles, 53 min walk (show)
Erdington, 2.9 miles, 55 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Fort Jester, Castle Bromwich
23rd Feb 2014, 09:17
Review submitted by Soup Dragon
 
22nd Feb 2011, 00:01
Pub map correction submitted by Dave McNally approved

Pub Details

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  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 23 February 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 February 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 February 2014 by ROB Camra
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