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 traditional pub 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. It is apt that the pub has been featured in hit TV series Peaky Blinders with filming on location.

The 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 downstairs weekly and the infamous Henry’s Blues nights every Tuesday hosted by Black Sabbath’s first manager Jim Simpson (this rock/blues night goes way back to the 1960s).

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

Food is served from 12 – 9pm with 2for1 Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays on selected plates.

The menu offers bar snacks such as pork pies and scotch eggs, sarnies, and classics such as Old Ale Battered Fish, Lashfords Sausages Mash Peas and Gravy, Peaky Pie, Scampi, Burgers and some superb steaks. Try one of the Davenports Birmingham revival historic ales, or a modern Birmingham Dares craft beer while you wait. For the full menu click here.

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