The Bull’s Head – Davenports

Thes Bull’s Head by Davenports, is a listed traditional pub. This beautiful old boozer was refurbished, late 2016, to bring out the original features of this Victorian gem, whilst simultaneously creating a cool modern vibe.

Davenports Brewery, established in Birmingham in 1829, have restored the pub to its former glory whilst spicing things up, including returning the pub to its original name, The Bulls Head.

The pub, which has been known as the City Tavern since 1984, is only yards from the site of one of Davenports famous original brewery on Bath Row.

Constructed in 1901 and designed by James and Lister Lea, the ‘backstreet boozer’, has undergone a sympathetic refurbishment and has repositioned its offering. Sitting just behind the newly redeveloped Five Ways Island, it adds to a growing number of high profile changes in the area.

Being a Davenports pub, The Bulls Head offers traditional, award-winning cask beers made here in Birmingham, many of which have not been seen for many years, giving Brummie drinkers, and visitors the chance to taste some local history. Combined with new local craft beers, unique cocktails, coffee and a grilled food menu created to compliment the new range of drinks. The redevelopment marks a worthy upgrade to a venue with such a long and illustrious history.

The new pub is the perfect independent watering hole for the new Five Ways area and offers a true feast of Brum’s past and present. There’s also a pretty impressive Club Room upstairs. The old billiard room has been transformed into a dining/music venue and is ideal for most events. Keep an eye out for great local musicians.

Expect to find cask ales, craft beers, old favourites, cocktails, live music, delicious and creative pub food and a whole host of Birmingham heritage.

Have a cake and coffee or grab a bite to eat from the street food menu, or try one of the Davenports Birmingham revival historic ales, or a modern Birmingham Dares craft beer.


There are some great discounts and offers such as Meat free Mondays2-4-1 deals and a host of other offers to tantalise your taste buds.

Menu highlights include Charred Beer Chicken Wings (beer glazed chicken wings, marinated then tossed in dares sticky sauce sprinkled with pickled green chillis), Popcorn King Prawns (lightly dusted king prawn with Asian slaw, mango mayo and lime), Jerra Chicken Skewers (mildly spiced marinated chicken chargrilled with Asian slaw), Bull’s grill (Lamb Kofta & Jera chicken skewer, popcorn king prawn, chicken wings, cauliflower pakora and onion rings, side of Masala beans & slaw, choice of dip and fries).

Bombay bad boy Signature Dish (two fried eggs, swimming in a secret recipe, Masala mild spiced baked beans, with chilli cheese toast), Charred Halloumi with pineapple dressing (v) (charred Halloumi sticks with Asian slaw and a sprinkling pineapple dressing), Cauliflower pakora (v) (fresh crispy pakora serverd with cucumber and yoghurt dip), Dirty Fries (v) (choose from skin or sweet potato loaded with chilli cheese & Masala beans), Kati Rolls Signature Dish (Kati roll evolved in Calcutta – the Kati rolls are made up of a warm paratha flat bread wrapped around a selection of grilled fillings topped with fresh Asian slaw tossed in yoghurt sauce with a choice fries & dips. Add melted cheese / chilli cheese).

From the Chargrill

Davenports Dogs (Lashfords of Birmingham’s famous 12 inch pork dogs served in a brioche roll sprinkled with crispy onions with or without chilli / cheese, served with plain, dusted Masala or sweet potato fries), Dares BBQ (Dares beer bbq, hint of chilli).

Baron’s Burgers are delicately blended with unique seasoning and spices. All served in a sour dough bun with fresh Asian slaw tossed in yoghurt sauce, lettuce, tomato, and a sprinkling of crispy fried onions, choose from plain, dusted Masala or sweet potato fries: Best British beefSpicy Lamb burgerHalloumi and Califlower.

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