The Proverbial

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Find yourself on Harborne high street and you may be tempted to nip into cosy Birmingham pub, The Proverbial. 

Decked out in flocked wallpaper, chandelier lighting and quirky seating styles that change throughout, the decor in The Proverbial is subtle but does well to make sure it differs from other pubs on the high street. Travel through the large bar (and past the occasional karaoke night in Birmingham) and you'll find yourself in the pub's beer garden; a great sun-trap with wooden canopy covers and fairy lights. 

Popular with students in Birmingham thanks to its premium location and pocket friendly deals, The Proverbial is a great hang out for post-dissertation dizzies and chilling out with friends. But don't let the bar atmosphere put you off, a great daytime destination for lunch and or dinner, The Proverbial is more than family friendly, so bring those little ones along for lunch.  



Day Open Close Notes
09:00 23:00
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09:00 01:00
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10:00 22:30


The Proverbial
186-196 High Street, Birmingham, B17 9PP

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Drink Prices Price
Cocktail £6.99
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £5.30
Bottle of House Wine £12.95
Bottle of Champagne £20.95

A word from the chef:
From a full english to a scrumptious roast platter, it's honest pub grub at The Proverbial where dishes such as grilled steak sandwich start from as little as £6.95.

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Popped in on Harborne carnival day and bought 2 for one cocktails. Thirty minutes later asked for the same again from different member of staff and she made up one drink and asked for the full price saying the two for one offer wasn't on today. I said me and my mom had just been served and the offer was clearly marked on a board and in the drinks menu. She said we could take it up with the management and poured the drink away. Not very friendly or helpful and what a waste. Plenty of good pubs in harborne. Don't bother with the proverbial.
by on July 5th, 2014

Nipped in after work one, pretty decent pub and really reasonable prices, looking forward to heading back to that beer garden if we EVER get a summer over here
by on June 18th, 2013

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