The Craven Arms
Taps: 11 / Bottles: 15
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 1 | Display Reviews Only:
United Kingdom (England)
3.69/5 rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This Grade II Listed building was previously a Banks/Marstons pub, but built originally as Holders Brewery pub. In February 2013 it reopened having been taken over by the Black Country Ales brewery having been refurbished to a high standard.
Upper Gough Street is to the left of the MailBox shopping precinct and area, and thus just a couple minutes walk from New Street Station. The bar area is L shaped and in traditional style with ornate woodwork and seating for about 50 people. There are 3 Black Country Ales always on handpull, and then 6 ever changing guest beers, with a beer menu chalk board typical of BCA pubs, plus the usual lager and Guiness. Some bottled beers available too, in common with Black Country Ales policy.
At time of visit in March the two beers we tried were on top form, friendly helpful staff and landlord, busy with customers but a good relaxing atmosphere - no TV but some onobtrusive music in the background. Definately worth a visit when in the area. Understand some hot and cold food is available, but it maybe at mid-day only. Opens daily at 12 mid-day.
B'ham March 2013
03-31-2013 10:07:12 | More by JohnW
The Craven Arms in Birmingham, United Kingdom (England)
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.