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The Bishop Vesey (Wetherspoon)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Black Hole - Hubble BubbleExcellent1
Enville - Gothic AleExceptional1
Greene King - Abbot ReserveExcellent1
Oakham - CitraGood1
Purity - Saddle BlackExceptional2
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - American RyeExcellent1
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Peaky Blinder Black IPA (was 4.6%)Excellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent2
Backyard - Bad SantaNot Tried0

Visits Details

05 Aug 2019 (Dosser)
No longer the poty but 16 different ales available. This pub really is excellent.
Black Hole - Hubble Bubble5.50ExcellentSuperb
11 Jun 2018 (Dosser)
Pubs been done up. Massive open air space on the roof.13 guest ales plus 3 regulars. Great selection of beer. No wonder this is the local poty. And its a spoons!
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90ExcellentCrackin and fresh on
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - American Rye5.00Excellent
Oakham - Citra4.20GoodBought 2 pints. Poured through a sparkler. The second pint was flat. After being left on the table for 30 mins. Not sure why they put sparklers on beers in such a busy pub.
27 Feb 2017 (Dosser)
Interesting visit. My beer must have given me a hell of a kick as 20 mins after drinking up, on my way home I some how ended up in hospital. Not sure what happened but 11 hours later I was discharged. Nothing wrong with me apparently.
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Peaky Blinder Black IPA (was 4.6%)4.40ExcellentFrom what I remember this was much better than the one I had in a different spoons last Friday.
01 Jan 2017 (Dosser)
New Years eve into the New Year. Bottle of Dack was closed at 12am but this place had a disco and 10 beers on. None of the sorry not available in the sack. Giant head on my beer. Boss said that we are allowed to give a 5% HEAD.Not the sort of thing I want to hear from a camra poty 9 years in a row.£3.09 for a few beers here. Not expensive in the great scheme of things but a lot for a brummie spoons. Beer was excellent though.
Enville - Gothic Ale5.20ExceptionalWow. Worth the premium price.
Purity - Saddle Black5.10ExceptionalIm not a purity fan, but this was excellent. £2.65 a pint.
26 Dec 2014 (Dosser)
Big crowd, excellent selection of beers but cold pub with heaps of snow falling outside. I believe this pub was not only named the local pub of the year but also the West Midlands POTY. A fine establishment.
Purity - Saddle Black5.10ExceptionalSuperb
Backyard - Bad Santa6.80Not TriedDesperate to try this, but as I was driving and the snow was deep, not advisable
27 Dec 2012 (Dosser)
Thursday afternoon evening. A pleasant wetherspoons tho my sisters wine cost me 4.49 a glass!!
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Excellent3 pints devoured as the rabbi (kentish al) would say. About 10 ales on offer, several from the backyard brewery in walsall as enoch and ailey might say.
26 Dec 2012 (Dosser)
Greene King - Abbot Reserve6.50Excellent

About The Bishop Vesey

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B73 5XA.

This Wetherspoon pub is named after John Vesey, a leading 16th-century bishop and Sutton Coldfield's greatest benefactor. The building stands on Boldmere Road, which takes its name from a marshy pool, or mere. It was built in 1931 opposite the old Gate Inn, and housed a builders' merchants and joinery works for several decades. Multi-years CAMRA local award winner but not in 2019.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 9 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: B73 5XA