Situated in Hockley, near the Jewellery Quarter, The Lord Clifden has been sympathetically restored to reflect the original Victorian decor. However, there is an unusual urban art twist which needs investigating to fully understand what makes The Lord Clifden so popular.
There is a large exposed brick and wood panelled lounge and side bar for customers to relax or party in. On the walls, a collection of Urban Street Art from the likes of Banksy, D*Face, Nick Walker, Blek, Obey, Faile and Army Lion provide an apt backdrop to the weekly DJ events, quizes, sports coverage and general chilled atmosphere.
As part of the Urban Art Bar brand (check out their other boozer The Red Lion) this street art approach to design provides a stylish urban fabric which is accompanied by quality produce, imported premium lagers, real ales and excellent service.
If you’re looking for a beer garden, then really this has to be one of the best for miles around. A large space with the usual picnic benches, but it is also a museum of vintage signs and lighting which adorn the high brick walls, sheltered garden area, DJ booth and bars. All the best live sporting events are shown on 6 large screens in HD and 3D, with a seasonal outdoor BBQ, table football and Ping Pong.
What’s On at The Clifden
Highlights in the pub’s calendar include Friday DJ nights such as The UAB Selectors, The Collective, Loose Joints and Soul Shake. Saturday DJs play a variation of classic house, soul, funk, nu-disco and ‘The Great Outdoors’ Balearic Disco takes place during summer months with other events the rest of the year. Thursday nights bring you Speed Quiz & Cheese Club, making use of mobile phones and tablet PCs.
The bar has seven continental lagers on tap, as well as being one of only two pubs in Birmingham to supply ‘Budvar Yeast’. If one of the guest ales, a traditional favourite on tap or bottled world beers doesn’t tickle your fancy, you can try their very own UAB lager in both pints and schooners.
Sport plays a huge part in making this pub popular with all the big sports games being shown throughout the year on the many screens both inside and out.
A delicious menu provides fresh food from local sources, from pub classics, vegetarian delights to daily specials. Breakfasts served Sunday, Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs 10am – 2am. Friday & Saturday 10am 5am (business permitting). The Lord Clifden is highlighted in both the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and the Good Pub Guide with a number of food & drink award. The Sunday Roasts are legendary!
Over 21 years only, Over the age of 10 years are welcome for lunch between the hours 12 – 3pm.