Cosy Pubs In Birmingham

If you're looking to while away the autumn and winter months anywhere, it should quite rightfully be at one of these very welcoming watering holes. With good food, excellent beer and roaring fires, they'll keep you safe and warm throughout the season. Read on to find out our top picks for cosy Birmingham pubs, so you know where to head when the nights start drawing in.

Last updated on 11th November 2022




Just shy of Birmingham city centre sits Old Joint Stock Pub & Theatre, a great weekend spot for dinner and a show. Along with their Victorian style decor, the pub will keep you entertained with fun local theatre performances and classic British food. 

The Junction

10 user reviews 4

With indoor booth seating, open fires and a Victorian exterior, The Junction flaunts a vintage vibe. For the warmer months, they also host a cracking beer garden to soak up the sun. You can count on delicious vegan and vegetarian options, as well as craft brews and a wide wine selection. 

The Distillery

605 user reviews 4

Don't let its size fool you, this gorgeous canalside pub knows how to keep things cosy. Head down to the water, and you'll find this rustic spot serving up comfort food and great craft pints, as well as a selection of cocktails and mixed drinks made with their own small-batch gin.

The Old Contemptibles

54 user reviews 4

Traditional and relaxed, The Old Contemptibles in Colmore Business District is a British boozer with modest charm. Built on the vibes of the people that visit the pub, it's a grand one to visit for a casked ale and chat amongst good friends. 

The Shakespeare Inn

6 user reviews 3

Head into the city centre where this cosy Birmingham pub is serving you fresh pints and tasty pies throughout the winter months. The Shakespeare Inn fronts an array of nooks and crannies to hole up in, alongside an excellent selection of warming food and drinks.

The Hare & Hounds

4 user reviews 5

A beloved pub and live music venue in Kings Heath, The Hare & Hounds is truly a pub for all seasons. With comfy sofas, a great on-tap selection and even a festoon-lit courtyard, whether you're turning up for a few pre-gig drinks, or just a pint with a pal, they're an excellent choice.

The Plough

6 user reviews 4

One of the best country pubs in the West Midlands, this gorgeous Harborne haunt is an excellent find to stumble upon. With shabby chic interiors, a menu of warming food and an inviting, community-focused atmosphere, The Plough should be at the top of your list.

The Village

2 user reviews 4

A must-try haunt in Moseley for some of the cosiest drinks in the city, The Village are upping the ante when it comes to laid-back afternoons and evenings. From their roaring fires and vintage sofas to gastro pub grub and suburban charm, you're in for a very snug time come sundown. 

The Malt House

2 user reviews 2

Looking for somewhere cuddly near the Birmingham canal? This waterside pub is the place to visit come rain or shine. With views across Old Turn Junction, an extensive selection of craft beers, cask ales and tasty food, it's a dreamy location for date nights or catching up with friends.

The High Field

7 user reviews 4

A true gastro goodie, The High Field is a fab pub in Edgbaston for evenings in the city. A booming townhouse with stunning pub fare and a pretty beer garden, this charming boozer caters for everything; from a quick pint to a meal with family, friends or both, you'll find a happy place here.

The Queens Arms

1 user review 5

Located in the Jewellery Quarter, The Queens Arm is the perfect setting to kick back with a few pints in their small courtyard. The quaint spot welcomes you to compete in their weekly quiz nights or indulge in one their freshly baked steak pies.