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The Bear, Birmingham

Pub added by Carl Baker
686 Stratford Road
Postal town: Birmingham
B11 4AS
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Bear

This is a corner pub. It is a 1030s brick build, surrounded by c1900 housing - indeed, the pub replaced a few houses. It is is a Tudor style, with the only real feature being an oriel window. The interior must have had quite a few rooms, but i only saw the bar. It is Irish themed - with the odd flag (and the lady behind the bar!). It is in black wood, with white and a bit of green. There are green leather perimeter seats. There is a pool table, dart board and a table footy game. The TV had general programmes on and there was no music. The service was friendly and the place fbusy enough with local, but i ended-up having a swift pint chatting to a local about the loss of the local pubs - so i found it quite friendly. Beer; no real ale, no MILD - i just had a shandy. A locals pub, which seemed friendly enought to me, with all the pub games - sadly, just no beer for my personal taste.

On 5th October 2013 - no rating submitted
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Daz Gould left this review about The Bear

Not very welcoming,dingy bar.I felt very nervous,strange looks from the obvious regulars.Wont be returning in a hurry.

On 24th December 2008 - rating: 4
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Map location corrected by Soup Dragon
Small Heath, 1.26 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Hall Green, 1.33 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Tyseley, 1.36 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bear, Sparkhill
12th Jan 2017, 17:17
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11th Jan 2017, 11:06
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  • Darts : Yes last updated 05 October 2013 by hondo .
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 05 October 2013 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : No last updated 05 October 2013 by hondo .
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