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Located in the heart of Birmingham, The Wellington specialises in real ales with a huge selection to choose from. There is also a wide range of draught and bottled beers and ciders.

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The Wellington reviews

By Abby K.

The real ales are unreal here, there are so many to choose from!! Wellington is a lively bar with lots of locals and visters that have heard about the choices of ales! If you are a real ale lover then get to The Wellington!

By Derek C.

Went into Birmingham City centre last Saturday, expecting to visit 5/6 different pubs, we hit the Wellington first and ..... well just didn't leave until time to catch the train home - landed on a night they had a beer festival and was not disappointed! Great selection of beers, good atmosphere and most definitely will be heading back there on the next venture into the big City!! Derek - 26th April 2010

By Kev P.

Amazing array of ales, but smells a bit lived in. Could do with a woman's touch - a few women patrons wouldn't go Amis either!

By Michael S.

If you're looking for the best selection of real ale in Brum (or maybe anywhere for that matter) then your quest is at an end.

I counted 16 pumps of the best and no K9P in sight. But wait, there's more. You see, I'm in a rather heavy battery powered wheelchair and called in advance to ask if there were steps.

Yes, said Nigel (the gaffer), but we can lift you. I don't think so, I said, chair plus me is really heavy.

Well anyway, I show up and Nigel organised the friendliest brute squad that lifted all 200 kgs, and they'd probably had a few between them.

Great pub, really friendly people, and the best beer in these fair isles. What more can anybody want?

By G.

The Wellington is a bit of a legend in local pub lore simply due to the number of real ales it offers.

The Venue
You go through the elegant double doors and enter this relatively small pub which is always busy, day and night. The Wellington has white walls and a red ceiling and there are lots of small tables and stools and chairs in the front area and the bar is ahead. Then to the left there’s another room with more basic furnishings.

You can use the screen which displays what beers are on offer to make your choice — a great idea as often the bar area is so packed you can’t see the pumps. If there’s nowhere else to sit you can pull up a stool and rest your pint on the ledge that runs around part of the pub. On the last visit The Wellington had all their barrels on display due to a refurb of the cellar, which actually gives it an authentic feel.

The People
The crowd it attracts is pretty similar to that of a strip club. In other words it's 99 per cent blokes of all ages but they're predominantly aged between 30 and 50. Almost all of them come for the real-ale and there's lots of satisfied supping going on around the bar.

The Food and Drink
Starting at just £1.70 a pint they have 15 handpulls and their regular beers are Wye Valley HPA, Black Country BFG, Black Country Pig On The Wall and Fireside. The other pumps have constantly changing guest ales from independent breweries and can include Marmalade Cat (Fat Cat, Norwich), Flying Scotsman (Caledonian Brewery) and Sussex brewery Dark Star’s IPA.

The Wellington can sell over two thousand different beers a year and they also do three traditional hand-pulled ciders on rotation. There’s no food, but you are more than welcome to bring our own, which is jolly decent of them.

The Last Word
A real-ale pub in the heart of the city is a rarity nowadays, but in Brum it’s simply a legend.