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Gosta Green, Birmingham Central, Birmingham

Holt Street
B7 4BG
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Al Bundy left this review about Gosta Green

A large pub that's L-shaped inside. As its set into the Uni it has all the hallmarks of a student bar. Its not that bad to be honest and is a bit hard to find (and even harder if you've got my map reading skills). 4 handpulls dispensing a fairly bland selection. Lots of tellies.

On 10th August 2019 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Gosta Green

Large student bar housed in a substantial red-brick building, featuring a wide range of food offers (from breakfast onwards) and daily events of various sorts. Various seating areas, several slightly raised, and semi-modern furniture and decor throughout. Two of four handpumps in operation, dispensing Tribute and Purity Pure UBU (£3.80). Overall, seems rather better following the recent re-branding and refurbishment.

On 7th October 2017 - rating: 6
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Pub SignMan left this review about Gosta Green

This is a huge Scream pub in the middle of the Aston University complex which is aimed fairly and squarely at the student market. You enter into a huge L-shaped room , the front part of which is essentially a vast open space for vertical drinking with just a few high tables and stools in a row between some pillars opposite the bar. The servery runs along the rear wall and has a brick and plain panel counter with a mirrored bar back. raised seating areas can be found to either side - the left one has benches and smart chairs under large front windows, a big mural and a cash machine whilst the right hand side sees tub chairs around a pool table next to a bare brick wall covered in black and white portraits. Past the right hand side of the bar, the room extends to the rear and then doglegs to the right. Some standard tables and chairs can be found immediately beyond the bar as well as a couple of sofas, table football and a couple more pool tables. Thick brick pillars, plain walls and another large mural characterise this space and there are numerous TV screens and a big pull down screen, all showing the afternoon's early Premier League fixture with the commentary audible. On top of all this, there is also a beer garden, but I didn't get around to exploring this. A student friendly menu is available and I opted to try something from its hipster friendly list. I ended up with a pulled pork jacket potato, which I thought would be pretty easy to get right, but it was grim and I deeply regretted ordering it.
The prospect of finding any ale here seemed pretty slim, so I was surprised to see Purity Mad Goose and UBU available with Taylors Landlord due to come on soon. I had a pint of the Mad Goose but this was almost as unpalatable as the food, so all in all, not a very successful visit. The staff were probably the high point, with a cheery barman engaging me in conversation from the moment I walked through the door.
I may well have been unlucky with my dodgy pint and disgusting food, but it certainly soured my feeling towards a pub that was already struggling to win me over. No doubt if I was living on campus here, I would waste many an hour inside this bar which gets a lot right from a student bar perspective, but I really didn't warm to the place and will happily leave it to the revision-dodging locals.

On 18th May 2016 - rating: 4
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 18 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 18 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 03 January 2010 by hondo .
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 03 January 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 18 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 18 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
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