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.

29B Mary Vale Rd, Birmingham B30 2DA, UK

Thur: 6pm –10pm, Fri: 4pm – 10pm, Sat: 1pm – 10pm, Sun: 2pm – 8pm, Mon - Wed: Closed

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Tucked away, on a quiet unsuspecting street in Stirchley, exists vegan friendly Attic Brew Co. Literally a stones throw from Bournville train station, Attic Brew Co. Read more…

0121 643 6824

Head of Steam Birmingham, Temple Street, Birmingham, UK

Mon - Thu: Noon - 11:30pm, Fri: Noon - 1am, Sat: 11am - 1am, Sun: Noon - 11pm

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Founded in 1995, The Head of Steam is a small chain of craft ale bars dotted around the UK. Read more…

The Anchor Digbeth, Bradford Street, Birmingham, UK

Mon - Tue: 5pm - 11pm, Wed - Thu: Noon - 11pm, Fri - Sat: Noon - Midnight, Sun: Noon - 11pm

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The Anchor in Digbeth is a place of comfort to enjoy real ale, ciders, craft beers, wine, spirits and even cocktails – modern drinking in a traditional… Read more…

0121 449 7664

179 Alcester Road, Birmingham, UK

Mon - Thu: 11am - 11pm, Fri: 11am - 1am, Sat: 9am - 1am, Sun: 9am - 10:30pm

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Your urban home from home. Read more…

0121 2720999

15-20 St Paul's Square, Birmingham, UK

Mon - Wed: 8am - 11pm, Thu: 8am - Midnight, Fri - Sat: 8am - 1am, Sun: 8am - 11pm.

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Saint Pauls House encompasses a restaurant, bar and boutique hotel. The design and concept suggest a nod to the casual, yet contemporary buzz of Shoreditch. Read more…

0121 792 0771

79a Digbeth, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Mon-Tues: 10am - 9pm, Wed-Thurs: 10am - 11pm, Fri: 10am - 1am, Sat: 10am - 1am

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Digbeth Works is a fusion of a coffee shop, bar, restaurant and pub; with a comfy, cosy and quirky philosophy. Read more…

0121 773 2111

43 River St, Birmingham B5 5SA, UK

Fri: 16:00 – 00:00, Sat: 12:00 – 00:00

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Tucked down a back street in deepest Digbeth, there exists a weekend meeting place for young and old, a converted factory unit, with large vats full of… Read more…

0121 233 2693

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

Mon - Wed: 11am–11pm, Thu: 11am-Midnight, Fri & Sat: 11am-Midnight, Sun: 11am-10pm

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1000 Trades is an independent Neighbourhood Bar and Kitchen situated in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. Read more…

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2 Bridge Street, Birmingham B1 2JZ, UK

Noon - 1:00 a.m. daily

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A great addition to the Hyatt Regency Birmingham is The Gentleman & Scholar Pub. Read more…

0121 236 9039

Pint Shop, 38 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5SN, UK

Mon – Wed: 12.00 – 23.00, Thurs – Fri: 12.00 – 00.00, Sat: 11.00 – 00.00, Sun: 11.00 – 23.00

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Pint Shop Brum is the third in a micro-chain of bars which also exist in Cambridge and Oxford. Read more…

0121 554 0177

The Rebel Chicken, Pitsford Street, Birmingham, UK

Wed - Sat: Midday - 11pm

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The Rebel Chicken is situated in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter near to the main Metro stop. Read more…

0121 427 9800

41 High Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Mon - Wed: 9am-6pm, Thurs - Sat: 9am-6pm (From July 9am-11pm)

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Scott’s of Harborne is a Café-Bar situated on the very busy Harborne high street. Read more…

0121 212 9555

2-10 Constitution Hill, Birmingham B19 3LY, United Kingdom

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

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Sitting at the bottom of Constitution Hill, and a stone’s throw from Snow Hill is The Wolf craft ale bar. Read more…

0121 643 5811

The Ruin, 92 Floodgate Street, Birmingham B5 5SR, United Kingdom

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The Ruin on Floodgate Street is a sign, that Birmingham is bucking the trend with pubs reopening, rather than closing. Read more…

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Byron Hamurgers, New Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Mon - Thur: 11:30am-11pm, Fri/Sat: 11am-11:30pm, Sun/Bank Hol: 11am-10:30pm

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A great addition to central Birmingham’s food scene is Byron Hamburgers, situated on New Street. Read more…

0121 440 4278

The Castle & Falcon, Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, UK

Fri-Sat: 5pm-4am, Sun: 5pm – 3am

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The Castle and Falcon established itself way back in 1852, and has been home to live music for decades, hosting legendary acts such as UB40 and Duran… Read more…

0121 289 3939

One, Snow Hill, Birmingham B4 6GH

Mon-Fri: 10am to close; Saturday: 11am to close; Sunday: CLOSED

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Bar Opus is a cool, stylish big city bar offering delicious cocktails, wine and spirits with a seasonally changing menu. Read more…

0121 439 4190

38 Bishopsgate Street, Birmingham B15 1EJ, United Kingdom

Sun - Thur: 11am - 11pm, Fri - Sat: 11am -2am

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Thes Bull’s Head by Davenports, is a listed traditional pub. 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 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…

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 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

Actress & Bishop, Ludgate Hill, Birmingham, UK

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…

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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…

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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, Birmingham, Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham, UK

Tue-Wed: 5pm–Midnight, Thu-Sat: 5pm–3am, Sunday: 7pm–3am, Mon: Closed

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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, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, UK

Mon – Thu: Noon – 11pm, Fri & Sat: Noon - 1am, Sunday: Closed

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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, cask ales, cocktails in jam… Read more…