Birmingham pub walk. Length 0.9miles. Walk time 18min.

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Craven Arms BirminghamStart at the Craven Arms. Upper Gough Street  B1 1JG. Opens noon daily.
From New Street Station exit from the Victoria Square exit and turn left into Hill Street to turn right into Station Street. Keep left and tiurn left into Suffolk Street Queensway. Cross the main underpass road right. Walk back up the other side and left into Gough Street.
Worth the walk up steep Gough Street to this friendly ale pub. Free wifi.
  Many ales, changing regularly, Black Country, Oakham JHB etc.

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http://www.blackcountryales.co.uk/the-pubs/the-craven-arms/

Walk back down Gough street and back round Queensway to turn right into Station Street. Turn left into John Bright Street and continue along to turn right into Navigation Street, then left into Stevenson Street. Take a slight right into Piccaddilly Arcade then left into New Street.  11min


The Post Office Vaults

Post Office Vaults

84 New Street, B2 4BA Open Mon - Thurs 11am - 11pm | Fri - Sat 11am - Midnight | Sun Midday - 11pm
A single doorway between two shops takes you downstairs into the vaults, a real ale cellar bar. Cider as well. 8 pumps of ales. Free bar billiards. Free Wifi.

http://www.postofficevaults.co.uk/

Head along New Street to turn left onto Bennets hill. 2min





Briar Rose BirminghamNext is The Briar Rose
25 Bennets Hill. Opens 7am

A rather nice Wetherspoon Lodge. A good range of ales, some local and good keenly priced food.
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http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-briar-rose

Continue up Bennets Hill to the Wellington.




The Wellington

Wellington Birmingham

37 Bennets Hill. B2 5SN  10-midnight
Amazingly 16 ales on the pumps with an electronic display giving details of them all. Order by number! Recently refurbished and extended, with an additional upstairs bar and roof terrace beer garden, this multiple award winner serves sixteen ales and three traditional ciders on hand pump plus wide selections of Bottled Beers and Whiskies are served to a varied clientele by knowledgeable staff. Food is not served, you are welcome to bring your own and plates, cutlery & condiments are provided.
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http://www.thewellingtonrealale.co.uk/

Continue up Bennets Hill to turn right into Colmore Row, then right into Temple Row. 2min


Old Joint Stock Birmingham


The Old Joint Stock

4 Temple Row West  B2 5NY   Open 8am weekday, 9am Saturday, 10-5 Sunday
Photographers don't forget your cameras!  Wonderful decor and layout, similar to the Old Bank in London. Opposite the Cathedral. Fullers range of ales. Free Wifi. Not just one of the best pubs in Birmingham, a poll by Independent Newspapers ranked The Old Joint Stock as one of the top 25 pubs in the whole of the UK.

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http://www.oldjointstock.co.uk/
Turn left up Temple Row and right towards Church Street. Left into Church Street the right into Edmund Street.

The Old Contemptibles

Old Contemptibles Birmingham

176 Edmund Street. B3 2HB Open 11am daily, noon Sat and Sun
Large Victorian pub with high ceilings. St Austell Nicholson's Pale Ale, Doombar plus an everchanging range of ales. Popular with the business community this Nicholsons pub has a long wood panelled bar leading to a comfortable snug at the rear. Seven handpulls dispense an ever changing range of ales from micros and regionals from far and wide and cover all styles. Two real ciders are also available and good quality food is served until 10.00pm.

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http://www.nicholsonspubs.co.uk/theoldcontemptiblesedmundstreetbirmingham/

Return to the station: Return to Church Street and turn left. Cross the road and then left then right along Temple Street. Continue onto Lower Temple Street then left into Stephenson Street. Ask or follow signs to station. 12min

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