User name:

Password:

Login


Sign in with Facebook


Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW


Chat about:
Halifax Crawl - 21 June 2024 with Gann on the Pub Forum

Picture of White House
Image posted by Ian Mapp
Submitted on Wednesday, 5th June 2024
With picture contributions to 1083 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (10 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

White House, Hockley, Birmingham

Pub added by Danny O'Revey
99 New John Street West
Birmingham
B19 3TZ
Correct details

Served areas

Reviews of White House (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Ian Mapp left this review about White House

Blimey. What a survivor. I've got a book of photos of the old East End of London and this building reminded me of that. Two road systems look like they have cut it off from whatever architecture it used to sit aside. Its now in complete isolation.

Lack of lights on, barred windows and seemingly shut doors give the place a very closed feel but luckily, I timed it when two workmen were exiting. After I had completed two complete tours of the building to gain access.

Inside, its neat and tidy - with continuous rooms around a central bar. Vague Irish feel to the decoration. Old photos of the pub and that classic shot of New York workmen having their skyrise lunch.

Beerwise - this is where it gets bizarre/interesting. I should have noted that my other two pre-midday drinkers were on Carling. In cans. That's a first. There was a handpull - Holdens Mild - but that was off.

So a tied brewery pub with none of the breweries cask on. There was some holdens keg and guinness which was chosen, decent and cheap. £3.40?

Bit of an end of days feel - but cheery staff. Maybe to go the same way as some other Holdens that are marked on Google Maps as permanently closed.

On 5th June 2024 - rating: 5
[User has posted 1361 recommendations about 1346 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about White House

Traditional - if now geographically isolated - two-bar pub, with just a slightly widened opening between the two parts being the only obvious layout change. Smaller and busier public bar at the front and a slightly more spacious lounge further back. Basic furniture and decor on both sides. Disappointingly, just Holden's Mild (£2.10) available from the three handpumps, and that ran out part-way through the pour, but the resulting fresh pint was well worth the wait.

On 20th September 2015 - rating: 6
[User has posted 8160 recommendations about 8160 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Aqualung . left this review about White House

This detached building is Holden's most easterly outlet and the closest one to Birmingham itself. It's an odd place as it seems to be completely isolated from any housing other than some blocks of flats some way past the main road, As I approached it at around 11:30 on a Saturday Morning I felt sure it was not going to be open but it was and the landlady told me that they were open from 09:00am until 02:00am on a Saturday!
Inside it's something of a time warp with a long narrow lino clad public bar and a carpeted saloon behind dominated by a pool table. The public bar has the leaded windows all along it and there were a few old boys in with cloth caps adding to the time warp impression.
On the bar there were two hand pumps clipped with Holden's Mild and Bitter. Surprisingly the Bitter was not available so I went for the Mild (£2.10). This was a trifle on the warm side but fine apart from that. It is 50p a pint cheaper than their flagship Great Western in Wolverhampton.
Despite the limited beer choice this place is well worth a visit just to see what many pubs used to be like.

On 16th March 2015 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2143 recommendations about 2143 pubs]


View more reviews of White House (7)
External web links for White House

Pubs Galore is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location is best guess
Jewellery Quarter, 0.51 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Birmingham Snow Hill, 1.17 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Birmingham New Street, 1.64 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for White House, Birmingham
5th Jun 2024, 17:02
Picture submitted by Ian Mapp approved
 
5th Jun 2024, 17:02
Picture submitted by Ian Mapp approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 15 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 15 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 15 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 15 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 15 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 20 August 2013 by Alan Winfield
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 15 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 August 2013 by Alan Winfield
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed