Real Ale Pubs in Birmingham
Championed by their own branch of the association for real ale, CAMRA, Birmingham pubs are heralded for their capacity to stock well crafted ale and time cared for beverages. From basement boozers to nooks and crannies that you might not associate with some of Birmingham's best ale providers, the ale scene in Birmingham is brimming with advocates. Check out our recommendations for the best real ale pubs in Birmingham and soothe your throat with these tasty notes and tones.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
The awards are rolling in for pubs in Birmingham with The Brasshouse, another Cask Marque accredited venue in the centre of the city. A hearty pub on one of Birmingham's busiest party streets, The Brasshouse on Broad Street are brimming with traditional character and guest ales to wet your fancy. From the likes of Black Sheep Best Bitter and Banks' Brewery Sunbeam to Wychwood Piledriver, punters have a tasty selection to choose from.
There isn't much that the folks at The Wellington don't know about real ale. Recognised by the CAMRA campaign for real ale, this pub in Birmingham City Centre have been known to serve over 2000 different ales over just one year. With 16 pumps on the go at any one time, even the most experienced ale drinker is bound to find something new and refreshing to get their chops round.
If you're a fan of ale, beer and numbers, then you'll be impressed with what city centre pub, The Post Ooffice Vaults have on offer. Boasting 8 real ales including locally sourced beverages, The Post Office Vaults even harbour a collection of over 300 beers at this basement pub in Birmingham.
Whilst The Prince of Wales in Moseley may boast some of the village's most unique quirks, this pub in Moseley still has tradition and quality at heart. Perch yourself in front of the bar's 8 handpumps for a selection of local ales, guest beers and ciders that even Lady Gaga herself has happened to find herself sampling.
Not only is The Old Contemptibles in Birmingham city centre brimming with humble tradition and history, it's also brimming with a Cask Marque accredited award. From guest ales from local microbreweries to high flyers on the cider scene, you'll be spoilt for choice at The Old Contemptibles where there quite happy for you to 'try before you buy' with tasters.
Accredited with the Cark Masque seal of approval (that's pretty cool you guys), you can rest assured that the ale you'll be drinking at Bacchus has an almighty award under its belt. Boasting real cask ales that will hit all the right spots, indulge in award winning drinks at this cool and quirky secret bar in Birmingham.
Keeping things modern and kitsch is New Inn, a Bitters 'n' Twisted pub in Harborne. Somewhat connoisseurs of both steak and real ale, New Inn is the ideal spot for a proper pub experience with some cool quirks to boot. Serving up to six real ales at a time has seen New Inn gain credentials from CAMRA and the approval of ale drinkers throughout Brum.
Venture past Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham city centre and you'll come across this cool and quirky thirst quenching pub. The Victoria not only stocks a hearty selection of real ales in her midst, nearly every month at this pub is an adventure with craft and guest beers making for a unique selection nearly every visit.