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The S'oak, Birmingham

Pub added by Danny O'Revey
563-569 Bristol Road
Selly Oak
Postal town: Birmingham
B29 6AF
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Greene King

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Alan Winfield left this review about The S'oak

The S'oak looks like a modern pub that is housed in an old building,this was one of my Sons locals when he was at Birmingham University a few years back.
Once inside there is a very large single room with the bar in the middle area,the floor is bare boarded,the seating is tall tables and chairs and normal tables and chairs,there is a pool table to the rear right,the TVs were showing the FA Cup Final.
There were two real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Daleside G&P which went down well,the other real ale was GK Radio X Amplified.
I thought this was a decent enough pub to have a drink in.

Pub visited 26/5/2017

On 6th August 2017 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The S'oak

Substantial Greene King pub with a pool table and plenty of sports TVs, and obviously popular with students too, but a bit more mid-market than the nearby Goose. Mix of semi-modern furniture and mostly light decor in an overall 'T' shape. Standard food menu. Three handpumps on the counter, offering the Radio X Amplified collaboration, Robinson's Trooper and the seasonal Timothy Taylor Knowle Spring (£3.20), and surprisingly IPA relegated to the keg taps.

On 25th June 2017 - rating: 6
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Soak

A modern student pub/eatery housed in a former row of Victorian houses/shops. The pub is in red brick, with a series of Gothic gables, oriel windows and a lower frontage of glass and, i assume, original dividing pilasters. The interior is an L-shaped room, open plan and decorated in brick, brown and some wood. It has several games, including; two pool tables, table footy and air hockey. There are also several TVs that were showing Sky Sports News. The music was charty but at a decent level. They do food but i didn't eat. The service was fine and clientele wise, it was busy, but i think i was the eldest there! Beer; usual tap stuff and a range of three Greene King real ales - so my heart sank, hovever, whilst i ignored the IPA and the Double Hop, the 1797 Porter was pretty decent. One for the students, or those young at heart - but if the porter were on, i would go back!

On 22nd January 2014 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Danny O'Revey
Selly Oak, 0.43 miles, 8 min walk (show)
University, 0.55 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Bournville, 1.52 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The S'oak, Selly Oak
29th Mar 2021, 18:29
Request to mark pub as closed by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved
29th Mar 2021, 18:29
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off, with included notes: Gone away: To be converted into student flats:

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  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 03 February 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : No last updated 03 February 2011 by hondo .
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