The Old Contemptibles


Just a short stroll from the Colmore Business District in Birmingham City Centre is traditional yet glamorous pub The Old Contemptibles. With a name that honour's First World War heroes, you can already tell that The Old Contemptibles has a unique, thoughtful and modest shine to it. There's nothing fancy schmancy about this place, but you're bound to be dazzled by its Victorian air and subtly decorative stance. From high windows and ceilings to arched panels, you'll be comfortably transported back in time thanks to this charming pub. 

Visited by both Birmingham's young and mature, The Old Contemptibles has an air of pub chic inviting to nearly all ages ranges, with drinks tastings, live music and comedy nights. One of the other great things about the atmosphere in The Old Contemptibles is that it's made by the people that frequent it. The chat is on in this pub that lives for hearty conversations and even heartier laughs. Serving hearty cask ales and traditional pub grub, The Old Contemptibles remain with their roots.


  • Taking Bookings
  • None
  • None
  • 18


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 23:00
Tuesday 12:00 23:00
Wednesday 12:00 23:00
Thursday 12:00 23:00
Friday 12:00 23:00
Saturday 12:00 23:00
Sunday 12:00 18:00



The Old Contemptibles, 176, Edmund Street, B3 2HB


Birmingham City Centre


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Pub Food and British food.

  • A word from the chef:

    From fish finger sandwiches to a speciality sausage menu, The Old Contemptibles serve a noble selection of pub grub at great prices.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
0 0 - - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

Enquire about private hire

Customer Reviews (58)

Book & Enquire