Digbeth has long been renowned for its Irish boozers. I don’t mean Irish themed, I mean Irish owned, with Irish punters and of course Irish food and drinks. The Big Bull’s Head is all of the above and it’s right in the heart of the action.
This Victorian pub has escaped mass renovation, thus retaining many original features, including etched mirrors of local breweries and a pretty authentic looking bar.
It can be a busy place, with many regulars which make for a lively colourful atmosphere day or night. The clientele range from loyal customers who look like they have supped Guinness at the bar over several decades, to the younger generation who visit for the live music out back.
With HPA on tap, Guinness, cider and lager there is more than enough to wet your whistle and keep you there long enough to appreciate a few songs on the jukebox, and perhaps a jig in the bar and some food after.
The back yard which doubles as a live music venue with regular weekend promoters bringing some of the best live bands and DJs. The live music brings in a different crowd on weekends and there are some great promoters utilising this little outside space with Sunday acoustic sessions too!
Live music events range from burlesque nights, and pub boot sales to live performances from local bands such as Irish Wrist Watch, Cracked Actors, Nine Dart Finish, Little Liam, Shaun Gambowl Walsh, The Plagiarists, Bear andAsh Sheehan.
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There’s a quaint Victorian snug to the side, with ample seating and a pleasant place to enjoy something from the pub menu. The majority of food here is home made – check out the superb pies! The breakfast is legendary too. Food served daily from 7:30AM – 9PM
The menu ranges from the Big bulls big breakfast (Bacon, sausage, black & white pudding, hash brown, egg, tomato, beans, mushrooms And 2 toast), Soup Of The Day, Vegetable Curry, Homemade Beef and Guinness Pie, Homemade Cottage pie, Meat or Vegetarian Lasagne, Scampi, Breaded Plaice or Breaded Cod and the prices are incredible value for money (we’ve tried it ourselves).
Roast Pork & Stuffing: Succulent pork with sage & onion stuffing.
Roast Beef: Slow roast beef with Yorkshire pudding.
Roast Leg of lamb: Tender leg of lamb complimented with mint sauce.
Roast Chicken & stuffing: Quarter of chicken with sage & onion stuffing.
Turkey Breast & stuffing: Moist tender breast and sage & onion stuffing.
Boiled Bacon: Old Irish favourite.
From The Grill
He-Mans: Pork chop, lamb chop 4oz steak, bacon, sausage, egg, beans, onions & chips.
T.Bone Steak: Minimum of 16oz of tender steak.
Sirloin Steak: Tender sirloin cooked to your liking.
Rump Steak: Succulent rump cooked to your liking.
Lamb Chops: 3 Lamb chops from the grill.
Pork Chops: 2 Pork chop from the grill.
The Big Bull’s Head has some extremely well appointed rooms which are spacious and tastefully decorated to ensure a comfortable stay.
All the rooms have:
- en-suite shower & toilet facilities
- Private side entrance access with your own key
- A choice of full english or continental breakfast (7am – 10am)
- TV with limited Sky channels
- Free Wi-Fi access