The British Oak, Stirchley - pub details
Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 28112) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
- Food served, Real ale
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other pubs nearby:
Bournville Social Club, Birmingham (0.1 miles), Three Horseshoes, Stirchley (0.2 miles), Lifford Curve, Stirchley (0.4 miles), Bournville Working Mens Social Club, Birmingham (0.4 miles), Dog Pool Hotel, Stirchley (0.5 miles) - see more nearby pubs
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This large traditional suburban pub and it's range of ales are very well regarded by most I mention the place to, but after three determined attempts I have completely failed to get to grips it. For my first visit the Oak was swamped by loud and highly objectionable drunk patrons formed from a wedding reception. The return visit was repaid by getting short changed by the barmaid. Hoping for a third time lucky I was most recently served on sullen fashion to a "4.0%" Hereford ale, tasting like a shandy using still water rather than lemonade. Very popular with the locals but not as you can see with this reviewer.†
ILooklikeme - 7 Jun 2012 11:21
|Large multi-bar pub with interesting 1930s ish decor in some rooms and an area out the back. Also specialises in cider from the barrel which had an effect far beyond its - in this case - 6.5%.|
rainlight - 25 May 2012 23:28
|According to one of the women I work with who lives just round the corner from this pub, it`s a really great boozer! Was the drunken bloke in the doorway the one who robbed the Building Society and was celebrating his good fortune....before he was nicked?|
Blastbeat - 8 Sep 2010 16:24
|Was going to drop in for a quick pint, the other day, as I was passing, to see if this has improved, since my last visit, as other reviews suggest.Standing outside the main door, drinking from a can, was a big burly, shaven headed, menacing looking bloke. I decided I wasn't that thirsty after all.|
son_of_odin - 6 Sep 2010 13:00
|Visited the pub on Sunday 7th March 2010 and plan to visit again soon.|
What a pleasant surprise this place is. Iíve lived in the area for 30+ yrs and have witnessed the transformation from tired Victorian pub to busy local serving great real ales and ciders. The menu is reasonably priced; varied and they do cook good food. They also host a Comedy Club ďThe Laughing SoleĒ - packed out whenever itís held.
There were about 7 real ales and 3 ciders available. I drank some great stuff from Saltaire and Thornbridge while one of my mates said he thoroughly enjoyed the Mild. This is an impartial and unprompted posting from an ordinary beer drinker. Bring on the good weather so I can enjoy the big back garden.
Other businesses in this area have been struggling for years but those running this pub have to be congratulated for offering a real alternative to Bíham City Centre where other great real ale pubs can be found.
TW2210 - 8 Mar 2010 12:40
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