Top 10 Pubs in Birmingham
Now this was a tough one folks. Birmingham is home to so much culture and history that it is practically swamped with traditional pubs and fun British boozers, but alas, a top 10 list needed to be made of some of these great pubs in Birmingham. From quirky independents to some of the best beer gardens in Birmingham, this list is brimming with top class pubs in the city. Check out our recommendations for the top 10 pubs in Birmingham and make your way around some of the city's greatest drinking dens.
Last updated on 13th February 2018
A unique art pub in the heart of Birmingham's iconic Jewellery Quarter, The Lord Clifden isn't famous for its plethora of Banksy pieces alone. Boasting one of the coolest beer gardens in Birmingham, stocked with vintage oddities, two bars and TV screens galore; The Lord Clifden is a fun and rowdy environment any day of the week thanks to its indie atmosphere.
An Edwardian haven in the heart of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, The Rose Villa Tavern is a cool blend of the modern with the traditional. From kitsch antler chandeliers, period tiled walls and up-cycled vintage furniture to the latest in cool and creative cocktails; it's no wonder so many of Birmingham's young creatives flock to this pub when it's just so darn cool.
The Jekyll and Hyde is probably one of the only pubs in Birmingham who's cocktail offering rivals its beers. Step inside and feast on some delicious British food, before making your way upstairs where they host a Victorian gin parlour. But that's not all this quirky Birmingham pub has to offer: their beer garden is completely Alice in Wonderland themed.
It may be one of the newest pubs on the Birmingham scene, but The Village has more than earned its right to a place on this page. With their gut hugging gastro grub, charming vintage inspired interiors and booming outside spaces, The Village is much more than a pub, it's something of a home away from home.
The Church Inn has been around for yonks, but that by no means it's old-fashioned. The Jewellery Quarter pub has many of its original design features - think gorgeous stained glass windows - along with a delicious American menu and cool cocktails.
You can forget an empty seat in one of the most vibrant pubs in Harborne. A quirky blend of the traditional with the contemporary, The Plough is a fun and independent mish-mash of vintage knick knacks and kitsch soul throughout. Boasting one of the best beer gardens in Birmingham with its own bar and heated terrace area, The Plough is a pub unlike any other in Brum.
There's a reason the Hare and Hounds is considered one of the best venues in Birmingham: music. They've got a live music list to rival nearly every city in the country from a tonne of different genres, making sure there's something for everyone and keeping one of the best vibes in town.
If we were going to stick a real ale pub in Birmingham into our top ten list then it had to be the best now didn't it. Serving up over 2000 different types of ale in 2005 alone, The Wellington is a heralded pub in Birmingham that has the stock to match. Cosy and traditional, The Wellington is a 16-pump boozer with atmosphere and a plethora of awards under its belt.
A 19th century pub with craft beer, cool locally commissioned artwork, birdcages for lampshades? On and on we could go about this brilliant pub in Birmingham city centre but we can't urge you enough for a visit yourselves. A cool and quirky pub needs cool and quirky decor, and that's just what The Victoria has. From independent pieces to murals, it's the art and atmosphere that make The Victoria what it is.
Having won the British Pub Awards for best beer pub, Purecraft is a pretty good bet when you're looking for great Birmingham pubs. The pub stocks beer from all around the world, always with an excellent selection on taps and in bottles.