CAMRA Pubs in Birmingham

Founded by four men in 1971, CAMRA is a well known organisation that campaign and award bars and pubs for their involvement in the real ale and pub community. What with Birmingham host to such a large collective of CAMRA awarded pubs, we decided to bring together a list of the best of the bunch. From cool and quirky boozers to traditional watering holes, check out our recommendations for the best CAMRA pubs and get a taste of some of the UK's best real ales and local beer.

Last updated on 22nd October 2019




The Fighting Cocks

52 user reviews 4

One of the best cosy pubs in Birmingham, The Fighting Cocks is a heart warming affair in the Brum suburb of Moseley. And whilst they may boast all the very best in traditional pub traits, they have got a few CAMRA secrets up their sleeves. Home to craft bevvies the likes of Purity and UBU, The Fighting Cocks boast an impressive selection of independent beers and ales. 

The Old Crown

4 user reviews 5

The Old Crown is a pub in Digbeth steeped in history. Dating all the way back to 1368, The Old Crown is the oldest pub in Birmingham and it is brimming with tradition and old fashioned charm. Whilst keeping this traditional in decor, The Old Crowd still attracts a young, cool and creative crowd who come to enjoy the range of tipples and frequent party nights. Serving Pedigree ale along with English Pale Ale that might not be quite what you expect, a zesty twist gives this EPA a modern zing.

The Post Office Vaults

2 user reviews 3

If you're looking for the biggest collection of beer and ales in Birmingham city then you've certainly come to the right place. Found in Birmingham city centre, The Post Office Vaults is a traditional basement pub home to a rocking selection of over 300 beers. Collect a passport and stamp your way through their gigantic collection of cracking bevvies. 

The Wellington

1 user review 4

If you think you know all there is to know about real ale, you might be forced to think again once you have visited the Wellington. Serving over 2000 different ales in the space of just one year, this pub in Birmingham City Centre will have something for even the most experience ale aficionado. With 16 pumps on the go at any one time, The Wellington is an ale drinkers heaven. If you're not into ale put you're more than partial to a pint of cider, The Wellington serves up quality ciders in their cosy and traditional surroundings. 

The Hare and Hounds

4 user reviews 5

Fancy a bit of live music to accompany your pint? The Hare and Hounds pub in Kings Heath is a well known live music venue in Birmingham. Attracting Birmingham's young and trendy who come to enjoy top gigs, DJ nights and buzzing atmosphere. A range of high quality cask ales give this pub their CAMRA status. The Hare and Hounds have bar snacks down to a T as well, with a menu of original crisp flavours, bar snacks just got a new lease of life.

The Plough

5 user reviews 4

A fun and independent restaurant bar in the heart of Harborne, The Plough is a unique and kitsch retreat from the party bars of Broad Street. Filled with fun frolics and one of the quirkiest beer gardens in Birmingham, The Plough also stock a promising selection of local ales and craft beers including companies the likes of Purity and Roosters.