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Anchor Inn, The

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4 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

308 Bradford Street
Birmingham: Digbeth, England
United Kingdom

+44 (0)121 622 4516 | map

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

The Bateman's XB caught my eye as we walked in on a wet and cold Saturday afternoon. My pint was in fine order and I sat down to look around this old establishment with its equally old customers. Most of the clientele looked a little worn around the edges and down on their luck.

The whole area is being re-developed and the only building that seems to have remained untouched is this lovely old gem of a pub.

The place could do with a good scrub, but as it is in the middle of a building site it obviously has trouble staying clean, a bit like the locals.

The one bloke behind the bar was friendly enough and the regulars kept to themselves, we (four of us) dried out and soaked up the place and its bateman's XB.

Once the area is re-built I hope to return here, but it is so isolated at the moment the walk out to it doesn't seem worth the effort because there are plenty of good pubs closer together in Birmingham.

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Photo of JohnW
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This old established pub in the Digbeth area of Birmingham (only couple minutes from the Coach Station, or about 15 mins walk from New Street) always has a good range of ever changing beers from around the UK, though Church End and Beowulf are frequent guests, and usually one of those available at any visit. Also has Erdinger Weiss on tap (at a price) and German pilsner too. Cider and bottled Belgium beers also. Traditional interior, dark wood panels, mirrors, bench seats against the walls in the L shaped bar with pool table, and two smaller rooms away from the bar. Can be very busy mid-day and at the regular Beer Festivals, and sometimes difficult to get a seat. Food is generally good, and fair price, though as a previous reviewer has said, service can be a bit hit or miss! I find the prices maybe a bit high, but it is in city centre, so not unexpected, though its hardly in the best part of the city.

See their web pages for forthcoming Beer Festivals.

John W
B'ham UK

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Photo of Clembo1957
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

A large range of Cask Ales including German and Belgium Beers, The Anchor has been local CAMRA pub of the year on several occasions. Regular beer festivals and is next to the coach station. Well worth a visit. The pub is split into 3 rooms, a main bar with pool table, a smaller bar and a lounge. It can get crowded! The Anchor is in the Digbeth area of the City and a 10 -15 walk or a short bus ride from the City Centre, also near to Moor St and New St Railway stations. The building itself is Grade 2 listed Victorian.

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Anchor Inn, The in Birmingham: Digbeth, GB2, United Kingdom
Place rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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