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The Old Contemptibles

176 Edmund Street, Birmingham, B3 2HB

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  • The Old Contemptibles - Birmingham
  • The Old Contemptibles - Birmingham
  • The Old Contemptibles - Birmingham
  • The Old Contemptibles - Birmingham
  • The Old Contemptibles - Birmingham
  • The Old Contemptibles - Birmingham
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.

Service excellent and food enjoyable and goo value for money.

Antony 07 October 2018
from Birmingham

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A glorious traditional pub, based in Birmingham city centre just around the corner from Snow Hill train station, The Old Contemptibles is revered for its range of Cask Marque-approved ales, a vast array of gins, and traditional British pub food.

Since Nicholson’s pubs were first established in 1873, these traditional British inns have become synonymous with warm hospitality, hearty pub food and a speciality range of ales. As well as always featuring British pub classics like beer-battered fish & chips and gammon & eggs, The Old Contemptibles menu is complemented by a rotating selection of pie, sausage & chop and fish specials for each season.

The Old Contemptibles bar is always stocked with exquisite gins, warming whiskies and fine wines to pair with favourite meals, and there’s always a superb range of seasonal and regional real ales on offer. A constant at the bar is the St Austell-brewed Nicholson’s Pale Ale, made with Cornish Maris Otter malts, and a hand-picked blend of English hops.

There is a separate dining area which seats up to 24 guests, and can be hired for private events.

The Old Contemptibles

176 Edmund Street, Birmingham, B3 2HB

Contact +44 1212003310

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Customer reviews for The Old Contemptibles

4.4 (((() (based on 13 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (10)
  • lunch (9)
  • value (6)
  • private dining (3)
  • business (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((( 7 October 2018 by Antony from Birmingham

    Service excellent and food enjoyable and goo value for money.

  • ((((( 22 August 2017 by Carole from Birmingham

    I had a fantastic lunch at The Old Contemptibles in Birmingham. This fantastic pub has not been modernised like many in Birmingham so it was full of character and warmth. I didn't know it was a 'sausage and chop' specialty house so our meals were made far more interesting and enjoyable by the specials on offer. Reasonably priced I cannot fault it for a city centre pub. Hiko the chef did a lovely meal and Nathan looked after us superbly. The staff were very friendly. Whilst the pub was not too busy at lunchtime, it was nice to be seated out of the main bar in a small area set off to the side so we could chat and take our time. There were eight in my party and every one of them said they would return again. Highly recommended.

  • ((((( 28 June 2017 by Michael from Leamington spa

    Arrived earlier than expected but table was ready for us. Food was well cooked and service was also good.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Elvin from Dudley

    Pleasant, friendly dining experience. Great food, excellent service, would highly recommend.

  • ((((* 27 March 2017 by Rita from BIRMINGHAM

    Very enjoyabke and friendky welcome

  • (((** 24 October 2016 by Thomas from Redditch

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

  • ((*** 30 August 2016 by Kath from Birmingham

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

  • ((((* 29 August 2016 by Elizabeth from Birmingham

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

  • ((((( 20 August 2016 by michael from Birmingham

    Good quality pub food.

  • ((((* 20 August 2016 by Michael from Bedford


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