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The Craven Arms Birmingham

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So glad I took time to find this pub - as a first time visitor I was made to feel very welcome... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Extraordinary778042
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Great place to hold a meeting, large range of good real ales and the buffet was good. Function room... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Granville D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So glad I took time to find this pub - as a first time visitor I was made to feel very welcome ... great real ale selection, friendly bar staff and regulars

Thank Extraordinary778042
BCAles, Owner at The Craven Arms Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Tgat is lovely to hear. We hope to serve you again very soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to hold a meeting, large range of good real ales and the buffet was good. Function room was traditional but ideal for us.

Thank Granville D
BCAles, Owner at The Craven Arms Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind words.

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

They describe this as a Gem in the Heart of Birmingham. Well it is much better than that! Lovely character pub with friendly staff and a great selection of real ales and dog friendly to boot. The pork pie wasn’t bad neither. Highly recommend.

Thank David D
BCAles, Owner at The Craven Arms Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What lovely comments. Thank you! Come back soon!

Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We dropped in to the Craven Arms for a quick drink and were amazed at the beautiful interior. We visited again last night with another couple to end our night in Brum. It is an amazingly beautiful pub from the outside and fabulous old decor...More

Thank tomcat401
BCAles, Owner at The Craven Arms Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to review us...it is much appreciated.

Reviewed 5 August 2018

First time visit and it is a fantastic old building with obviously a lot of history. Nicely tiled exterior. Good range of beers. We stood outside because of the heat but you can sit in or prop up the bar.

Thank Steve R
BCAles, Owner at The Craven Arms Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words. We hope you will return soon.

Reviewed 31 July 2018

Having given a really bad review due to changes in staff and beer quality I can safely say that the Craven Arms is once again a brilliant bar to visit. Consistent beer and staff that will recommend beers on what you normally like. Cheers!

Thank ABZReviewer
BCAles, Owner at The Craven Arms Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thank you. We are very pleased that you have given us another try, and that the CA met your expectations. We hope to serve you again very soon.

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Just behind the modern settings of Birmingham's Mail Box and Residential post box, lies a pub that is similar to the Highgate Style pubs of London. I lived in Greenwich and noticed many pubs that were narrow fitted at the front or join between two...More

Thank Urbaneyes
BCAles, Owner at The Craven Arms Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Oh, thank you....this is a really helpful review. We are glad you like the pub as much as we do, and we shall certainly take up the toilet comment straight away. I hadn’t thought about similarities with London pubs, but you are right......Greenwich holds a...More

Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Fabulous pub with an excellent range of real ales at good prices. Friendly and helpful barman. Slightly off the beaten track but worth seeking out if you like a proper pub.

Thank Tony M
BCAles, Owner at The Craven Arms Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you...a proper pub is what we strive to be! We hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 19 April 2018

Only in Birmingham for one day/night but visited the Craven Arms twice in that time. A quiet pub, no loud music or crowds but an excellent choice of real ales and conveniently located very close to the city centre.Will certainly visit again if I find...More

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BCAles, Owner at The Craven Arms Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Oh, thank you for your kind words....when I saw we had only one star from you, I thought we had disappointed you!

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

What a great pub! Super friendly lady serving. Lots of real ales. So easy to pop down to the gig Brilliant find Top marks

Thank JonathanB2705
BCAles, Owner at The Craven Arms Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you for taking time to review us....much appreciated!

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