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Requested be closed with reason - Other: Closed according to Birmingham CAMRA. Google agrees.

Drop Forge, Birmingham

Pub added by Delboy 20
6-10 Hockley Street
Hockley
Postal town: Birmingham
B18 6BL
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Reviews of Drop Forge (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Al Bundy left this review about Drop Forge

A spiral staircase is to be found to your right as you enter this place. The interior is made up of bare brick walls which give it a warehouse feel. A metal staircase is to the left. Its all a bit trendy for my liking though it did have 4 real ales consisting of Banks Amber, Purity Ubu, Oxford Gold and one I've forgotten.

On 26th February 2016 - rating: 5
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hondo . left this review about Drop Forge

Conversion of an industrial building that it's nice to see being used rather than knocked down. 4 real ale taps(3on) and food served.

On 1st August 2015 - no rating submitted
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Pub SignMan left this review about Drop Forge

This large bar and restaurant is housed in a converted industrial unit, close to the Jewellery Quarter train station. The conversion has resulted in quite a smart look, but the large, open plan interior means that it all feels a bit soulless and impersonal. You enter into a large bare boarded, exposed brick walled room with a raised seating area to the front and a slightly lower bar area at the rear, with the servery to the right of the back wall. A few brick and metal pillars do their best to break up the space a bit, but it's a large room offering a vast mix of seating options, including button backed sofas opposite the bar, high stools around ledges on some of the pillars, tub chairs and banquettes in an alcove to the right of the bar and some comfy armchairs arranged around a few small tables. The raised space at the front was set up more as a dining area and had formal table and chair arrangements, also seemingly available on the mezzanine level that looks down into the main bar area. Some steps in the far left corner lead down into a slightly cosier looking lounge, but this space was empty on my lunchtime visit. The main part of the pub is lit by a large skylight, that acts as a good focal point, although arguably the pub's most interesting feature is a sizable piece of forge machinery that takes pride of place behind a glass screen. Other than this, there is very little in the way of visual distraction around the room, leaving the place feeling a little bland and perhaps losing some of the connection that might have been established with such an interesting building.
I found four ales on at the bar - Woods Shropshire Lad and Honeyed Ale, Jennings Sneck Lifter and Purity Ubu. I tried a pint of the Honeyed Ale for £3.50 and found it far too cold, with a very thick, almost impenetrable head and not in the greatest condition. The staff seemed quite polite and industrious, but didn't appear to be interested in engaging in conversation.
I thought this place was an interesting concept with quite a bit of potential, but I didn't really warm to it. It lacks a bit of personality as far as I can tell and a poor pint didn't help to win me over either. I might consider a return to try a meal, perhaps when the place is a bit busier, but I would drop (no pun intended) this one from future Jewellery Quarter crawls.

On 2nd March 2015 - rating: 6
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Latest updates View all updates for Drop Forge, Hockley
25th Sep 2017, 14:28
Request to mark pub as closed by ROB Camra approved
 
25th Sep 2017, 14:28
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by ROB Camra, with included notes: Other: Closed according to Birmingham CAMRA. Google agrees.

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 March 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 March 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 02 March 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 02 March 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Twitter - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 01 August 2015 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 02 March 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 June 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 02 March 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 02 March 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 01 August 2015 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 02 March 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 02 March 2015 by Pub SignMan
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