Old Contemptibles
City Centre
176 Edmund Street
B3 2HB
West Midlands
(0121) 200 3310.


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Old Contemptibles  

A city centre pub that attracts the lunchtime crowd from the offices around it. However, during the weekday evenings this two bar pub has one room closed off which cuts down the space.

After a recent refurbishment and a change of manager, it has come back into its own. There were four guest ales on at the time of visit.

Food is served both lunchtimes and evenings and is traditional fayre - check for times. Sunday it is served 12-3 including a vegetarian option.

The building was put up in the 1800's as a hotel - being not far from the Snow Hill station. However, it never opened. It has a high ceiling which is Victorian ornate and the bar open at the time was split level and is difficult for the disabled to negotiate.

Seating is traditional metal tables and bench seating.

No accommodation is available.

Close to Snow Hill station.



None as yet.

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