The Drop Forge

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A rustic restaurant bar in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, The Drop Forge is a warm and welcoming all day retreat. 

Found in a converted industrial building, The Drop Forge is full of charm and history thanks to its forgery roots. Adorned with traditional iron machinery, chesterfield sofa's and exposed brick walls, this bar is brimming with warmth and character and is even host to its own petite rooftop terrace, great for al fresco drinks. An inviting place for weary Jewellery Quarter shoppers and Brum's mature clientele after a few relaxing tipples in one of Birmingham's most iconic quarters. 

The Drop Forge aren't about 'wacky techniques', offering only humble wholesome food and drinks at reasonable prices with a selection of local real ales and a unique house gin dating back to 1813. Monday visitors can savour their 2 steaks and a bottle of house wine for £30 deal, or dabble in a boozy brunch in Birmingham with their shared platters. 


No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Jewellery Quarter and Summer Row


Day Open Close Notes
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 00:00
11:00 00:00
11:00 18:00


The Drop Forge
6-10 Hockley Street, Birmingham, B18 6BL


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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £3.75
Pint of Real Ale £3.30
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £3.40
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.20
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £6.40
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £5.00
Bottle of House Wine £14.95
Bottle of Champagne £35.00

This venue serves Pub Food, Gastro and British food.

A word from the chef:
There's no frills when it comes to the food served at The Drop Forge where wholesome British classics and classic flavours take charge with dishes such as their 12 hour slow roasted ham hock starting at £14.95.

Our Review

The Drop Forge - Bar Review

The Drop Forge - Bar Review

6-10 Hockley Street, Birmingham, B18 6BL. View on map. If converted buildings, flecks of a forged history and fresh decor are everything that you look for in a Birmingham bar, then make haste to the Jewellery Quarter. Diamonds aren't...

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Really uptight atmosphere in this place; boyfriend and I visited for drinks on Valentine's weekend - met with disinterested staff and felt very uncomfortable. Seems like it might be a nice place to eat, but feels very unwelcoming (what kind of bar doesn't play any backgroudn music at 8:30pm on a Saturday?!)
18 Apr 2016 by georgiamn

They penciled us in for a wedding meal and contacted us on a couple of occasions to sort out finer details. A month or so later, the Manager phoned to say that another couple taken our place for the following reasons: they were bringing more guests; they paid the deposit straight away. Prior to this, we had no idea there was a deadline nor a deposit. Had he asked for a deposit, we'd have paid. We now have no wedding venue. He did however offer us a different date to our wedding date. How helpful! Disgusting, don't go..
07 Apr 2015 by james123450

Really impressed with the drop forge! Came here on a saturday night for dinner. Really good selection of ales, great vibe, good young profesional crowd and the food was tasty
19 May 2013 by GuyNT

I really like the Drop Forge for a couple of drinks after work. It's a really open space, even though you wouldn't think that from the look of it outside Definitely one of the better bars in the area in my humble opinion.

16 May 2013 by brumdinger

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