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The Wellington (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Green Jack - Orange WheatExcellent1
Flipside - Dusty PennyExcellent1
Teme Valley - ThisExcellent1
Slater's - Western American IPAExcellent1
Oakham - CitraExcellent1
Mallinsons - Thistle TwisterGood1
Derby - Dashingly DarkGood1
Bird's - AudaciousGood1
Cotswold Lion - Golden FleeceGood1
Rother Valley - Ruby WheatGood1
Black Paw - Dark SeamGood1
Riverside (Wainfleet - closed) - Dixon's Good Swill Acceptable1
Black Country - BFG Bradley's Finest GoldenNot Tried0
Black Country - Pig on the Wall MildNot Tried0
Titanic - StoutNot Tried0
Black Hole - No EscapeNot Tried0
Oakham - InfernoNot Tried0
Purity - Mad GooseNot Tried0
Banks & Taylor's (B&T) - Black Dragon MildNot Tried0
Derby - Hop till you dropNot Tried0
RCH - Hewish MildNot Tried0
Titanic - CappuccinoNot Tried0
Wye Valley - Big BangNot Tried0
Mallinsons - CascadeNot Tried0
Rat - Rat out of HellNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Titanic - Capt. SmithsNot Tried0
Burton Bridge - Festival AleNot Tried0
Wye Valley - HPA (Hereford Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Oakham - PreacherNot Tried0
Naylor's - MistletoeNot Tried0
White Horse - Dragon HillNot Tried0
Loddon - DragonflyNot Tried0
Batemans - Yellow BellyNot Tried0
Coastal - St Pirans PorterNot Tried0
Ossett - Snow DropNot Tried0
Downton - New Forest AleNot Tried0
Ossett - Elizabeth RoseNot Tried0
Titanic - Black IceNot Tried0
Robinsons - Frederic's 175Not Tried0
Falstaff - Groucho MarxNot Tried0
Wye Valley - Blissfull Brown AleNot Tried0
Old Pie Factory - O.P.F. BitterNot Tried0
Okell's - BitterNot Tried0
Pictish - ClaymoreNot Tried0
Black Country - English WinterNot Tried0
Atomic - PowerNot Tried0
Milltown - 2 Little DucksNot Tried0
Stocklinch Ales - Black SmockNot Tried0
Goffs - LauncelotNot Tried0
Bob's (brand produced at Partners) - White LionNot Tried0
Naylor's - Pinnacle BlondeNot Tried0
Rat - Black Rat PorterNot Tried0
Castle Rock - JayNot Tried0
Black Country - Fireside BitterNot Tried0
Batemans - Salem PorterNot Tried0
Goffs - MerlinNot Tried0
Fat Cat - Marmalade CatNot Tried0
Slater's - Maravilla Raspberry BeerNot Tried0
Elgood's - Prawn FreeNot Tried0
Oakham - Twenty YearsNot Tried0
Hop Back - Elf & HoppinessNot Tried0
Titanic - WreckageNot Tried0
Acorn - Winter Pale AleNot Tried0
White Horse - Cheval BlancNot Tried0
Naylor's - Frosty BiteNot Tried0
Derby - On TapNot Tried0
Warwickshire - Winter's T'AleNot Tried0
Angel Ales - Bob63Not Tried0
Abbeydale - ResolutionNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Wellington, Birmingham, West Midlands
Picture 2. The Wellington, Birmingham, West Midlands

Visits Details

22 Mar 2014 (Stephen Harris)
In here at 11:10am to find a group of people I know already installed. Some were grumbling about the “late opening” – they had to wait until 10:03 for the doors to open! I did not note all the beers that were on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Slater's - Western American IPA5.00ExcellentFull-on, dry, US-style Pale Ale. Served a little too cold for my liking (but it was a cold day).
22 Jan 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Riverside (Wainfleet - closed) - Dixon's Good Swill 5.00AcceptableToo much wet dog
Black Country - BFG Bradley's Finest Golden4.20Not Tried
Black Country - Pig on the Wall Mild4.30Not Tried
Wye Valley - HPA (Hereford Pale Ale)4.00Not Tried
Hop Back - Elf & Hoppiness3.90Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Titanic - Wreckage7.20Not Tried
Acorn - Winter Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
White Horse - Cheval Blanc4.70Not Tried
Naylor's - Frosty Bite5.00Not Tried
Derby - On Tap4.30Not Tried
Warwickshire - Winter's T'Ale4.30Not Tried
Angel Ales - Bob636.50Not Tried
Abbeydale - Resolution4.20Not Tried
29 Dec 2013 (Stephen Harris)
A brief, early evening visit. There are familiar faces at the bar and in chatting to them I neglect to note the long list of beers available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bird's - Audacious5.00GoodA heavy-duty, copper-coloured, best bitter.
07 Oct 2013 (Dosser)
16 beers available. £3.20-£3.80. Lots of Loc ales.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Flipside - Dusty Penny5.00Excellent
Black Country - BFG Bradley's Finest Golden4.20Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
07 Sep 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit and the pub is very busy, with a lot of groups coming and going. I had hoped to check out the new roof garden, but a) it’s a bit drizzly, and b) the upstairs is booked for a private party anyway.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cotswold Lion - Golden Fleece4.40GoodA golden beer with bittersweet, tropical fruit-type hop flavours.
Black Paw - Dark Seam5.00GoodA black, roasty stout.
Mallinsons - Thistle Twister3.90GoodA golden beer with a bit of a bite.
Black Country - BFG Bradley's Finest Golden4.20Not Tried
Black Country - Fireside Bitter5.00Not Tried
Black Country - Pig on the Wall Mild4.30Not TriedRan out.
Batemans - Salem Porter4.70Not Tried
Wye Valley - HPA (Hereford Pale Ale)4.00Not Tried
Goffs - Merlin4.30Not Tried
Fat Cat - Marmalade Cat5.50Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Titanic - Cappuccino4.50Not Tried
Slater's - Maravilla Raspberry Beer4.50Not Tried
Elgood's - Prawn Free3.70Not Tried
Oakham - Twenty Years5.80Not Tried
22 Apr 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. A few pumps with nowt on. In middle of significant building alterations which will include addition of an upstairs bar - very dusty but at least it is staying open throughout.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Teme Valley - This3.70ExcellentAn excellent dry bitter at £2.80 pp too
Black Country - BFG Bradley's Finest Golden4.20Not Tried
Black Country - Pig on the Wall Mild4.30Not Tried
Wye Valley - HPA (Hereford Pale Ale)4.00Not Tried
Goffs - Launcelot4.50Not Tried
Bob's (brand produced at Partners) - White Lion4.30Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
Naylor's - Pinnacle Blonde4.30Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Rat - Black Rat Porter4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Jay5.50Not Tried
11 Mar 2013 (Andrew)
Great line up of beer. Interesting group of chaps at the bar. I'm sure one of them asked his mate if British Leyland were hiring again. Anyway, I liked this pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Derby - Dashingly Dark4.50GoodBlack sweet and roasted
Okell's - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Black Country - BFG Bradley's Finest Golden4.20Not Tried
Black Country - Pig on the Wall Mild4.30Not Tried
Pictish - Claymore4.50Not Tried
Wye Valley - HPA (Hereford Pale Ale)4.00Not Tried
Titanic - Stout4.50Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
Black Country - English Winter5.50Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Atomic - Power4.80Not Tried
Milltown - 2 Little Ducks4.30Not Tried
Stocklinch Ales - Black Smock5.00Not Tried
11 Feb 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Towards end of the evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Green Jack - Orange Wheat4.20ExcellentClean and clear
Black Country - BFG Bradley's Finest Golden4.20Not Tried
Black Country - Pig on the Wall Mild4.30Not Tried
Wye Valley - HPA (Hereford Pale Ale)4.00Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
Ossett - Snow Drop4.20Not Tried
Downton - New Forest Ale3.80Not Tried
Ossett - Elizabeth Rose4.00Not Tried
Titanic - Black Ice4.10Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Robinsons - Frederic's 1754.30Not Tried
Falstaff - Groucho Marx4.00Not Tried
Wye Valley - Blissfull Brown Ale4.60Not Tried
Old Pie Factory - O.P.F. Bitter3.90Not Tried
28 Jan 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20Excellent
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Titanic - Capt. Smiths5.20Not Tried
Black Country - BFG Bradley's Finest Golden4.20Not Tried
Black Country - Pig on the Wall Mild4.30Not Tried
Burton Bridge - Festival Ale5.50Not Tried
Wye Valley - HPA (Hereford Pale Ale)4.00Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
Oakham - Preacher4.30Not Tried
Naylor's - Mistletoe5.00Not Tried
White Horse - Dragon Hill4.20Not Tried
Loddon - Dragonfly4.00Not Tried
Batemans - Yellow Belly3.90Not Tried
Coastal - St Pirans Porter6.00Not Tried
16 Nov 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. The combination of warmish outside with rain in the air and a pub packed so tightly with souls made it resemble a sauna. Stalls and a Christmas market in New Street had swelled numbers to breaking point.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rother Valley - Ruby Wheat4.60GoodDark and bitter
Black Country - BFG Bradley's Finest Golden4.20Not Tried
Black Country - Pig on the Wall Mild4.30Not Tried
Titanic - Stout4.50Not Tried
Black Hole - No Escape5.20Not Tried
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
Banks & Taylor's (B&T) - Black Dragon Mild4.30Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Derby - Hop till you drop3.90Not Tried
RCH - Hewish Mild3.60Not Tried
Titanic - Cappuccino4.50Not Tried
Wye Valley - Big Bang5.00Not Tried
Mallinsons - Cascade4.00Not Tried
Rat - Rat out of Hell6.00Not Tried

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About The Wellington

The pub sign. The Wellington, Birmingham, West Midlands

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent37
Good37
Acceptable11
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 5SN.

City centre pub close to New Street and Snow Hill railway stations. Popular as it offers up to 16 beers on 17 handpumps on the downstairs bar counter, which can be asked for by handpump number and are all displayed on an overhead TV screen which lists abv, price and a beer colour code. There are also 3 cider handpumps on the back counter of the downstairs bar. In April 2013 underwent major building alterations to add a bar to the first floor. This upstairs facility has 7 more handpumps and there is a large function room and an outside terrace and an outside heated smoking "tent" upstairs too. The pub offers the opportunity to bring your own food and it will supply the crockery and cutlery.

We have visited this pub 46 times, seen 232 different beers and tried 81 of them.

Map location

Postcode: B2 5SN