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Drakes Drum, Birmingham

11 Old Oscott Lane
Great Barr
Postal town: Birmingham
B44 8TR
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Sizzling Pubs (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Soup Dragon left this review about Drakes Drum

A 1930s? looking, detached, pub/eatery, now in white painted brick (after a massive refurbishment costing over £400k a few years back), with bowling green and patio. The pub is a chain pub, i think part of the M&B group as it does a value menu - the New Bell, down the road, has the same menu and decor. This pub will close in late July for a week after which it will re-open as a Sizzling pub - which maybe the same fate for the New Bell.

The interior has two destinct areas; a bar and a lounge/dining area. The lounge is open plan. In my notes i said it was the same decor as the New Bell - so it is in toffee, green and yellow, with green patterned, cream patterned and brown patterned wallpaper, with a red carpet. Even the fireplace was the same - a wood and ceramic tiled one. The walls were adorned with old photos of Great Barr. I didnt eat, so cant comment on the food. The bar had darts and a pool table. There was a TV. The music was on in the bar part, a quiz in the lounge. The service was fine and the place quite full with a mixed clientele.

Beer; tap stuff with a decent enough M&B MILD. The handpulls with Brew XI were not on, as they are about to close up for the refurb.

I will re-review this place when it re-opens. I hope they change something, just for the fact that two pubs so close having the same decor, even down to the fireplace, is a bit much even for chain pubs

On 19th July 2010 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Carl Baker
Hamstead (Birmingham), 1.65 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Perry Barr, 1.99 miles, 38 min walk (show)
Witton (West Midlands), 2.62 miles, 50 min walk (show)
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30th Mar 2016, 19:43
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30th Mar 2016, 18:58
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  • Darts : Yes last updated 19 July 2010 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 19 July 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 19 July 2010 by hondo .
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