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The Lamp Tavern (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Aston - Aston DarkExcellent2
Stanway - Stanney BitterExcellent3
Banks's - MildExcellent1
Greenfield - Summer IceExcellent1
Stanway - Lords A LeapingGood1
Rock & Roll - Bramble OnGood1
AllGates - 4 Holidays & A WeddingGood1
Weatheroak Hill - WHBGood1
Mallinsons - Witch Hop 2Good1
Abbeydale - Beer Works Dr Morton's Invisible PaintGood1
Rock & Roll - Lamplight Good1
Empire - FakirGood1
Hobsons - MildGood1
Milestone - Old OakAcceptable1
Rock & Roll - Terrace End Pale AleAcceptable1
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - TigerNot Tried0
Pictish - WarriorNot Tried0
Green Mill - Citrus SnapNot Tried0
Wadworth - 6XNot Tried0
Cottage - Mallard IPANot Tried0
Acorn - Drop KickNot Tried0
Hobsons - Champion MildNot Tried0
AJ's Ales - Stuck on BlondesNot Tried0
Stanway - Artists AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Lamp Tavern, Birmingham, West Midlands
Picture 2. The Lamp Tavern, Birmingham, West Midlands

Visits Details

12 Apr 2018 (Magnus Greel)
1630 and a couple of others in. Another memory lane pub, I need to visit this oasis of unspoilt pubs more often!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Empire - Fakir3.70GoodSalty and rather bland, subtle APA flavours
Rock & Roll - Bramble On4.00GoodSweet tangy tropical fruits, slightly hazy.
Hobsons - Champion Mild3.20Not Tried
AJ's Ales - Stuck on Blondes3.90Not Tried
Stanway - Artists Ale3.90Not Tried
18 Feb 2014 (HSB)
16:15 Busy. Excellent Guvnor.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rock & Roll - Lamplight 3.90GoodLight and refreshing
Stanway - Stanney Bitter4.50AcceptableNot to my taste at all
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20Not Tried
Hobsons - Mild3.20Not Tried
Acorn - Drop Kick4.00Not Tried
12 Mar 2013 (Andrew)
Well Philip Pirrip told us all to come here so I did. From the outside you may well think twice. It's in an industrial park area about 10 mins walk from the centre of town. Good little pub this. There was a huge screen at one end of the pub (which isn't very big itself) that was showing the Cheltenham races. A number of locals had big bets on and got quite excited when their horses came in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stanway - Stanney Bitter4.50ExcellentBest beer I had in Birmingham. Light brown. Watery and leafy - just my thing. Excellent condition with a long leafy bitter finish.
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20Not Tried
Wadworth - 6X4.30Not Tried
Cottage - Mallard IPA4.10Not Tried
26 Oct 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Good atmosphere as ever with a few beer festival attendees dropping by.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mallinsons - Witch Hop 24.20GoodPale ad hoppy with good citrus hop flavour and a frity, hoppy finish. My score 15/20.
15 Oct 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit - sooooooo difficult to find but once there who'd want to leave. I ought to issue a subpoena to all contributors and browsers of this website to visit this proper local boozer with its most entertaining guv Eddie.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stanway - Stanney Bitter4.50ExceptionalSuperb woody bitter. A rare one to get anywhere and probably the only outlet in Birmingham
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20Not Tried
Hobsons - Mild3.20Not Tried
Pictish - Warrior4.00Not Tried
Green Mill - Citrus Snap4.20Not Tried
08 May 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Just me in watching a bit of the Turkish Grand Prix.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hobsons - Mild3.20GoodGood condition here with quite a sweet and malty flavour. Low hoppiness with a woody finish. My score 15/20.
AllGates - 4 Holidays & A Wedding4.00GoodPale bitter with a peachy fruit hoppiness. Some malt balance and a little citrus fruit in the finish. My score 15/20.
22 Jan 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Quite busy in here for a Saturday afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Aston - Aston Dark3.60ExcellentBlack mild with good chocolate malt flavours and a low hop rate. My score 16/20.
09 May 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greenfield - Summer Ice4.20ExcellentVery pale lager style beer with soft hoppiness and biscuity malt. My score 16/20.
Abbeydale - Beer Works Dr Morton's Invisible Paint3.90GoodVery pale beer with strong citrus hop character and a fruity citrus finish. My score 15/20.
23 Jan 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Quiet oasis with Horse Racing on the TV. Very relaxing for a Saturday afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Aston - Aston Dark3.60ExcellentDark brown mild with low hop rate, plenty of malt and a dryish finish. My score 16/20.
Stanway - Lords A Leaping4.50GoodDark strong bitter with roast and toffee malt flavours dominating and just a hint of hops in the finish. My score 15/20.
Weatheroak Hill - WHB4.20GoodPale and hoppy bitter. Good balance of hop and malt leading to a dry, hoppy finish. My score 15/20.
31 Oct 2009 (Martin the Mildman)
Quiet on a Saturday afternoon with the motor racing on TV.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Banks's - Mild3.50ExcellentRare to find this in Birmingham these days, still a classic lighter mild with good malty sweetness and low hop rate. My score 16/20.
Milestone - Old Oak4.10AcceptableMalty red style ale with a very dry finish. My score 14/20.
Rock & Roll - Terrace End Pale Ale4.20AcceptableQuite hoppy and rather sharp for my taste. My score 14/20.

About The Lamp Tavern

The pub sign. The Lamp Tavern, Birmingham, West Midlands

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent5
Good9
Acceptable3
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 6AH.

Friendly backstreet pub in Barford Street in the Highgate area, which often stocks Stanway beers. Other guests from microbreweries and a regular mild make it worth a visit. Large function room at the back is called Lillie Langtry's.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 23 different beers and tried 14 of them.

Map location

Postcode: B5 6AH