The Old Contemptibles

(23 Reviews)
176 Edmund Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire, B3 2HB
British
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Average

Main course: £12
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 11:30 - 23:00
Friday: 11:30 - 00:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 11:30 - 19:00.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Old Contemptibles
4.7
(based on 23 reviews)

96%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (2)
  • breakfast (6)
  • business (8)
  • dinner (20)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (8)
  • lunch (18)
  • private dining (7)
  • trendy (1)
  • value (11)
  • By Antony S T from Birmingham
    14 November 2019

    Excellent

  • By Antony S T from Birmingham
    28 June 2019

    Excellent the staff member was superb and the food 2as delivered in good time and was nice and hot

  • By Antony S T from Birmingham
    15 May 2019

    Excellent food and service

  • By Antony S T from Birmingham
    18 April 2019

    We had a nice meal with excellent friendlt service

  • By Antony S T from Birmingham
    9 March 2019

    Excellent service meals and drinkd

  • By Antony S T from Birmingham
    6 February 2019

    Excellent service and good food. The waitress was brilliant

  • By Antony S T from Birmingham
    19 January 2019

    Food was excellent and served within time

  • By Tony T from Birmingham
    3 January 2019

    Excellent service food arrived in good time and was good value for money

  • By Antony S T from Birmingham
    13 November 2018

    The whole process to paying the bill was excellent

  • By Antony S T from Birmingham
    29 October 2018

    The service was good the food was good and came to us in quick time

Restaurant Location Map
The Old Contemptibles
176 Edmund Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire, B3 2HB

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