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Bar + Block, Birmingham

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3-6 Waterloo Street
B2 5PG
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Beefeater Bar + Block

Restaurant and bar attached to a Premier Inn, formerly known as the Colmore Bar & Grill. Substantially refurbished since my previous visit a few years ago in its previous incarnation, and more appealing in several ways except that the real ale has gone. Now has three hooped keg founts, but all offering the same, unchanging, unimaginative selection of fizzy stuff, of which the 'Meantime Ale' seems the best bet.

On 18th February 2018 - rating: 5
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Danny O'Revey left this review about Colmore Bar and Grill (Premier Inn)

09/07/2016: Revisit & this is now a modern Beefeater restaurant. Laid out for food & with a central desk for service, I guess you could just go for a drink but don't see why you would. Smarter than previous but has lost what little real ale it had, so remains a 4 for me.

01/12/2010:Fitted out street level space of Premier Inn, it has a bit of a feel of a bar in a hotel lobby unsurprisingly.

Modern fit out there is brick and pale walls, parque lamanent flooring, lighting that is somewhere between dim and bright - and thats part of the problem, its neither one thing or another, its that kind of feel, a bit 'cheap'. Its not helped by the cheap looking fittings - for example it can't have been open long, but only one of the taps was still in place in the gents, the rest broken off.

Seating is shared between low and high around square tables.

There are 2 real ales, Marstons Pedigree and Hobgoblin, actually not too bad.

It is probably what I would expect from a budget hotel bar/eating area. I would drink here if I was staying, but otherwise wouldn't bother.

On 11th July 2016 - rating: 4
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Colmore Bar and Grill (Premier Inn)

I was staying at the Premier Inn ,so this is a natural place to take a beer but is also popular afterwork for local office staff,creating a lively atmosphere on my Friday evening visit.The decor is modern with a rank of high tables by the large plate glass windows,and two banquettes at the rear while to the side in another section is more dining style furnuiture with additional banquettes.However it's very corporate and souless much as Soupy describes ,there are far more interesting pubs nearby.At least there is some real ale with Pedigree and Hobgoblin available on my visit.Shuts at 11pm so that hotel guests do not get disturbed.

On 29th March 2015 - rating: 5
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1st Jul 2019, 13:53
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 01 December 2010 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 01 December 2010 by hondo .
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