Whilst you might not know 'The 12 Days of Christmas' anthem off by heart, you're sure to have this route embedded in your brain by the time we're done with you. An end of year pub crawl that tops the tier when it comes to a festive frolic in the city, and wildly popular in cities such as Dublin and London, the '12 Pubs of Christmas' is not only the perfect way to discover some of Birmingham's best boozers, it's a great way to get a group together before your family whisks you away for a day of Quality Street conundrums and barmy arguments over who won the Christmas cracker.

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Festive punters laden in Christmas jumpers at The Church Inn? Starting a Christmas Crawl off just right ladies and gents!

The Rules

Whilst relatively simple to follow, you must adhere to these pub crawl basics if you're looking to succeed in the ultimate 12 Pubs of Christmas outcome. First things first, your attire; this isn't 12 Days of Casual my friends, you're to adorn your best in festive 'garms for the night ahead, be that a beloved Christmas jumper or a Santa's hat, you'll be punished to a shot if not. Assign a Chief Christmas Crawl Leader, it's their job to keep you guys on track, and their fault of anything goes wrong; ensuring that you only spend half an hour in each pub, and have one drink each. You're not parched by six pubs in, but you sure are peckish, pick a foodie pit-stop after pub number six and keep it hearty!

Your route is up to you folks, and not strictly limited to pubs, but to ensure that you get some good'uns on your way round, here's a list of our 12 top spots for a 12 Pubs of Christmas crawl in Birmingham:

Pub 1 The Church Inn

Pub 2 The Rose Villa Tavern

Pub 3 The Prince of Wales

Pub 4 The Wellington

Pub 5 The Rainbow

Pub 6 The Old Crown

Pub 7 The Plough

Pub 8 The Lord Clifden

Pub 9 The Victoria

Pub 10 The Sun on the Hill

Pub 11 Brewdog

Pub 12 The Fighting Cocks