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The Old Contemptibles

176 Edmund Street, Birmingham, B3 2HB

((((* British
Main course: £12
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 11:00 - 23:00
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 18:00.

Good quality pub food.

michael 20 August 2016
from Birmingham

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A member of the iconic fleet dating back to 1873, Nicholson's offers timeless British pub hospitality. A fine stock of smooth and silky cask ales are pulled at the bar, while homely British classics are served in the dining room. The carefully chosen wine list brings together some great international bottles, while a Cask Ale Club is offered for any true beer aficionados.

The Old Contemptibles

176 Edmund Street, Birmingham, B3 2HB

Contact +44 1212003310

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Customer reviews for The Old Contemptibles

4.1 ((((* (based on 8 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (6)
  • lunch (5)
  • value (2)
  • large parties (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • (((** by from Redditch

    Pub full of character, good selection of beers, basic food, good service

  • ((*** by from Birmingham

    My husband had sea bass which he said was overcooked. All in all, disappointing

  • ((((* by from Birmingham

    Great pub full of character with excellent beers, wine and food.

  • ((((( by from Birmingham

    Good quality pub food.

  • ((((* by from Bedford


  • ((((( by from Sutton Coldfield

    This historic city centre pub has plenty of character. The Dining area is very comfortable with interesting old photos and history of the pub. Warm welcome on arrival and great service throughout. Good knowledge of Coeliac Disease and the need to be gluten free option - no problem with choice. Food arrived in good time and waiter made sure our glasses were always full. Overall, first class experience.

  • ((((( by from Coventry

    Great service and great food. What's not to like?

  • ((((( by from Birmingham

    Very good pub food, plenty of it and it was piping hot - great friendly service - lovely small private dinning area at the back of pub if you book - which is perfect as this place is very popular as a drinking pub. Good location not too far away from the train station and a taxi rank and a few minutes walk from the main shopping centre.

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