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. 




Bacchus Bar

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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. 

The Post Office Vaults

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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. 

The Old Contemptibles

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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.

The Wellington

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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.