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White House, Birmingham

Pub added by Danny O'Revey
99 New John Street West
Hockley
Postal town: Birmingham
B19 3TZ
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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
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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
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Alan Winfield left this review about White House

The White House is a stand alone black and white pub that is situated in a no mans land between two traffic islands.
Once inside the pub had two rooms the bar area was to the front,this was a small narrow room with bench seating and small stools facing the bar,i had a drink in this room,there was a TV showing horse racing,the rear area is larger and more like a lounge,it was carpeted and had a large screen showing live football.
This pub is an Holdens tied house and there were two real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Holdens mild which was a very nice drink and only £1.05 for a half,the other beer was Holdens bitter.
The pub was fairly busy in the small bar area.
I really liked this pub and the Holdens beers.
This one is well worth the short walk from the more trendy Hockley area.

Pub visited 17/8/2013

On 17th August 2013 - rating: 8
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Latest updates View all updates for White House, Hockley
30th Mar 2016, 08:57
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29th Mar 2016, 18:19
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  • 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
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