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The Abbey, Smethwick

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Abbey Road
Bearwood
Postal town: Smethwick
B67 5RA
Phone: 01214296067
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Abbey

Large pub with an old M&B sign above the front door, built in a rather austere brickwork. The main entrance now seems to be the side door which leads into the main bar. This retains an impressive counter and bar-back in an unusual mid-brown shade. The former doors into the room to the right (now housing a pool table) have been opened out a bit, and the way through to the separate front lounge (which has a very clinical feel) requires an unexpected zig-zag through the end of the servery. The other bar at the back now functions as an Indian restaurant. Mix of semi-modern furniture, but the decor in the main bar is enhanced by murals of local streetscapes. Two sadly disused handpumps, so had to resort to the Worthington Smoothflow (£2.75).

On 4th March 2018 - rating: 5
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Abbey

This is a smart looking detached Georgian styled pub, with patio area. It was in fact built in the 1920s, i think, after much of the local area was taken-up with post WWI housing. The pub is in undressed brick, with large lower sash and smaller upper sash windows and dormers in the roof. It has a neo-classic entrance, decorative cornice and large stacks. The interior has a couple of rooms. The back lounge i didn't see. The main bar room (the old rooms having been lost) is a large room, with a pool table area behind a part partition in the form of a fireplace. The bar area is in green and white, with a it of patterned wallpaper, a toffee colour ceiling and red tile floor. There are mainly bench seats and a TV is on the wall (daytime programmes). The place does a budget menu, but i didn't eat. The music was general and at a decent level. The service was really friendly and the place seemed to be frequented by locals. Beer; no real ale, despite 3 handpulls. Usual keg stuff, with M&B MILD - i just had shandy. I quite liked it here, it is a shame that there is no real ale on, otherwise i would be happy to visit again.

On 9th August 2013 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Soup Dragon
Smethwick Rolfe Street, 1.63 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Langley Green, 2.1 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Smethwick Galton Bridge, 2.13 miles, 41 min walk (show)
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16th Dec 2018, 09:30
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 February 2017 by ROB Camra
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 27 February 2017 by ROB Camra
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  • Car Park : Yes last updated 27 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 27 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 27 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 27 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 27 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 27 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : No last updated 27 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 27 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 27 February 2017 by ROB Camra
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