Do you like ales? Do you like drinking in multiple locations, getting progressively more drunk as the night goes on? Me too! That’s why I’ve listed 15 of the Jewellery Quarter’s finest venues, bringing you Birmingham’s very own ale trail.
Start off at The Rose Villa Tavern – 172 Warstone Lane, B18 6JW
Get transported back to the beginning of the last century at this Birmingham boozer situated in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter.
Next up is The Brown Lion – 18 Hall Street, B18 6BS
A classic Birmingham Jewellery Quarter pub with a modern vibe.
And moving on to The Church – 22 Great Hampton Street, B18 6AQ
Nestled in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter sits a pub with a twist where home Louisiana cookin’ meets French Bistro elegance.
Followed by The Lord Clifden – 34 Great Hampton Street, B18 6AA
Guaranteed fun with their big beer garden, live sport and ping pong. They won ‘Best Entertainment Pub’ in 2015.
Next up is The Drop Forge – 10 Hockley Street, B18 6BL
An informal gastropub in a renovated Victorian factory building serving traditional meals plus snacks.
How you doing so far?! Next is The Red Lion – 95 Warstone Lane, B18 6NG
A Victorian pub jazzed up with modern art, large screens for footie fans and hearty pub meals.
Up next… The Button Factory – 25 Frederick Street, B1 3HH
Situated in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, The Button Factory has restored and extended one of the quarter’s traditional buildings.
Ooooh yeah, now we’ve reached The Pig & Tail – 13 Albion Street, B1 3ED
An independent modern British tapas style restaurant and bar.
Next on the agenda? 1000 Trades – 16 Frederick Street, B1 3HE
Quirky venue with top-notch beers, amazing food and good vibes.
Followed by Rock & Roll Brewhouse – 60 Regent Pl, B1 3NJ (only open Friday evenings & 1st Saturday of the month)
A small and quirky 100% vegan microbrewery with walls covered in musical memorabilia.
Up next is the beautiful Saint Pauls House – 20 St.Paul’s Square, B3 1QU
A hotel and bar with opulent finishes throughout and serves vibrant food and drink.
If you’ve managed to get this far, now we’re at Actress & Bishop – 36 Ludgate Hill, B3 1EH
A traditional pub with live music, drinks offers and it is open late! Winning.
Moving on to The Rectory – 54 St Paul’s Square, B3 1QS
This modern bar and restaurant serves an English menu and even has a cocktail bar in the basement.
You’ve almost made it! It’s The Queens Arms -150 Newhall Street, B3 1RY
This traditional pub is renowned for the quality of their amazing ales.
And finally (hats off if you’ve made it this far, seriously) The Shakespeare – Summer Row, B3 1JJ
A high-street pub with a period ambience, decorated in black and gold wallpapers with swagged drapes. A guaranteed great pint!
Please remember to always drink responsibly!