Real Ale Pubs

Discover some of the best real ale pubs in Birmingham. From backstreet boozers full of character to modern stylish craft beer bars.

0121 2129964

The Pig & Tail, Albion Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Mon - Sat: 11am - 11pm,​ Sun: 11am - 10pm

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Created by locally raised husband and wife team who wanted Birmingham to enjoy their love of family style fresh food, locally sourced produce in a relaxed, yet… Read more…

0121 4263373

The New Inn, Vivian Road, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Mon: 4pm - 11pm, Tue – Thurs: 12pm – 11pm, Fri – Sat: 12pm – 12am, Sun: 12pm – 11pm

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A traditional pub, the New Inn is situated in the leafy Birmingham suburb of Harborne and has been listed in street directories as far back as 1845. Read more…

0121 236 7910

The Rose Villa Tavern, Warstone Lane, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Mon - Thurs: 12pm – 11pm, Fri: 12pm – 12am, Sat: 11am – 1am, Sun: 11am – 1am

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Another beautiful old pub saved from a more commercial use. Read more…

0121 439 5840

16 Lower Essex Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Thurs - Sat: 6pm - 3am

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The guys at Amusement 13 Birmingham wanted a Craft Beer and cocktail offering in the newly refurbished venue and so they asked Dare’s. Read more…

0121 427 3678

21 High St, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9NT, United Kingdom

Mon - Wed: 8am - 11pm, Thu - Fri: 8am - 12am, Sat: 9am - 12am, Sun: 9am - 10:30pm

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Voted one of the “Top 20 Pubs in the UK” by The Morning Advertiser, The Plough in Harborne has a villagey vibe right in the centre of… Read more…

0121 227 5139

3-6 Waterloo Street, Birmingham B2 5PG, United Kingdom

Mon - Fri: 6.30am - 11pm, Sat - Sun: 7am - 11pm

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With quality steak at its core, a contemporary menu to appease any appetite and a bar that’s guaranteed to bring in the crowds, Bar + Block brings… Read more…

07814 213200

1000 Trades, 16 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HE, United Kingdom

Mon - Thu: 4pm – 11pm, Fri: 4pm to Midnight, Sat: Noon - Midnight, Sun: Noon - 10pm

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Birmingham’s newest craft beer bar 1000 Trades has opened its doors in the Jewellery Quarter, joining a host of other new fandangled bars which will be sure… Read more…

0121 248 1368

The Old Crown, 188 Digbeth, Birmingham B12 0LD, United Kingdom

Mon - Sat: 8am – 12am (1am Fri), Sun: 11am – 12am

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The Old Crown is one of Birmingham’s oldest buildings. Read more…

0121 622 2586

276 Bradford Street, Birmingham B12 0QY, United Kingdom

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The White Swan in Digbeth is a throw back to a Birmingham which is in fast decline. Read more…

0121 643 2546

9 Shaw's Passage, Birmingham B5 5JG, United Kingdom

Thu - Sat: 11:30am - 11pm, Sun: 11:30 - 8pm

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Birmingham’s continued culinary revolution has tempted Tom Maher and Scott O’Bryne to open their first diner, the Original Patty Men, in Brum’s industrial hinterland, known as Digbeth. Read more…

0121 600 7430

14-16 Temple Street, Birmingham B2 5BG, United Kingdom

Mon - Wed: Noon - Midnight, Thu: Noon - 1am, Fri: Noon - 1am, Sat: Noon - 1am, Sun: Noon - Midnight

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The Botanist is a great addition to Temple Street in the centre of Birmingham. Read more…

2 City Arcade, Birmingham B2 4TX, United Kingdom

Mon to Thu: 9am - 11pm, Fri & Sat: 9am - Midnight, Sun: 11am - 11pm

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Tilt is a multi-functional space that explores and celebrates the concepts of Craft Beer, Specialty Coffee and Pinball. Read more…

0121 236 7426

The Actress & Bishop, Ludgate Hill, Birmingham B3 1EH, United Kingdom

Mon - Thu: 12pm - 2am, Fri: 12pm - 4am, Sat: 5pm - 4am, Sun: 1pm - 2am

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The Actress & Bishop first opened in 2003 and has since become one of the city’s most established live music venues. Read more…

0121 333 6757

1 Price Street, Birmingham B4 6JU, United Kingdom

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This Bull is an award-winning, traditional pub located in the heart of what was once Birmingham’s historic Gun Quarter (the busiest in the world at the time). Read more…

0121 622 2599

157 Barford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6AH, United Kingdom

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The Lamp Tavern is a tiny hidden gem amid the post industrial heartland of Digbeth. Read more…

0121 291 5087

22 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham B18 6AQ, United Kingdom

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The Church has been in Birmingham for well over 100 years and it is now the HQ of The Soul Food Project. Read more…

0121 4494198

118 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands B13 8EE, United Kingdom

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The Prince of Wales (since 1861) is arguably one of the best pubs in the UK. Read more…

0121 2361110

110 Colmore Row, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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The Bureau Bar is located in the centre of Birmingham’s business district. Read more…

0121 5237515

34 Great Hampton St, Birmingham B18 6AA, United Kingdom

Sun - Thu: 10am - Midnight, Fri - Sat: 10am - Late

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Situated in Hockley, near the Jewellery Quarter, The Lord Clifden has been sympathetically restored to reflect the original Victorian decor. Read more…

0121 4887966

The Sun On The Hill, 23 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5QP, United Kingdom

Mon - Thu: 10am - Midnight, Fri - Sat: 10am - 1am, Sun: 10am - Midnight

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Located on Bennetts Hill opposite the South American inspired Bodega Cantina and next to Wetherspoons, The Sun on The Hill stands out as a cool, upbeat city… Read more…

0121 2339144

The Red Lion, Warstone Lane, Birmingham B18 6NG, United Kingdom

Sun - Thu: 10am - Midnight, Fri - Sat: 10am - Late

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The Red Lion has been beautifully renovated in keeping with its original Victorian design. Read more…

0121 772 3822

104 Warwick St, Birmingham B12 0NH, United Kingdom

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From the city centre, there are two direct routes to the Spotted Dog pub, you can either venture down Digbeth High Street and take a right down… Read more…

07845 083 322

500-5004 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9AH, United Kingdom

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Ort is a licensed cafe that holds regular exhibitions and events including spoken word and poetry, live music. Read more…

0121 6325296

Island Bar, 14-16 Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham B1 1LT, United Kingdom

Mon - Wed: 5pm – late, Thu to Sat: 5pm – 2am, Sunday: 9pm – 3am

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Another trusted addition to the Bitters n Twisted family, Island Bar opened in 2006 and has since earned an enviable reputation as one of the best cocktail… Read more…

0121 6339439

The Victoria, John Bright Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Mon - Thu: Noon - Midnight, Fri - Sat: Noon - 2am, Sun: Noon - Midnight

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The Victoria pub in Birmingham city centre has been serving punters for well over half a century. Read more…

0121 444 2081

Hare & Hounds, 106 High St, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7JZ, United Kingdom

Sun - Wed: Noon - Midnight, Thu - Sat: Noon - Late (may vary)

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The Hare and Hounds has been a firm Kings Heath favourite, for drinkers and music lovers, for over a century. Read more…

0121 2360345

The Jekyll & Hyde, 28 Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6BJ, United Kingdom

Mon – Thu: Noon – 11pm, Fri: Noon - Midnight, Sat: Noon – 1am, Sunday: Closed, except for Bank Holidays

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The intriguing and mysterious split personality of The Jekyll & Hyde bar is home to over 90 of the finest global gins, a fresh home made food… Read more…