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The Woodman (Birmingham Inns)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kinver - EdgeExcellent1
Ossett - DanaExcellent1
Kinver - Graduation AleGood1
Dancing Duck - Ay UpGood1
Great Heck - Treasure IPAGood1
Mallinsons - Silk TailGood1
Castle Rock - Su Pollard Nottinghamian Celebration AleGood1
Mallinsons - Booom!Acceptable1
Jennings - Cumberland AleNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Black GoldNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleNot Tried0
Sarah Hughes - Surprise Bitter (aka Sedgley Surprise)Not Tried0
Wychwood - HobgoblinNot Tried0
Sarah Hughes - Pale AmberNot Tried0
Beowulf - Finn's Hall PorterNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Black Gold MildNot Tried0
Banks's - SunbeamNot Tried0
Burton Bridge - Johnnie's JestNot Tried0
Hunter's - Crispy PigNot Tried0
Fownes - King Korvak's SagaNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Woodman, Birmingham, West Midlands
Picture 2. The Woodman, Birmingham, West Midlands

Visits Details

14 Oct 2015 (Mitch)
Quiet Wednesday afternoon. A number of beers available but none that could be described as traditional copper bitters. 2 dark and 5 or 6 pale ales.
Great Heck - Treasure IPA4.80GoodWell kept as you expect at this pub. Clear, nice head, bit too citrus and scored accordingly
15 Jul 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Had been given first rate directions to this pub by a fellow in Post Office Vaults. A superbly renovated old Brum pub. A pork pie and English mustard went down a treat.
Kinver - Graduation Ale4.20Good
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Beowulf - Finn's Hall Porter4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Black Gold Mild3.80Not Tried
Banks's - Sunbeam4.20Not Tried
Burton Bridge - Johnnie's Jest4.50Not TriedA beer named with reference to a 1960s Cradock family end of TV cooking show quip about Fanny's doughnuts
Hunter's - Crispy Pig4.00Not Tried
Fownes - King Korvak's Saga5.40Not Tried
22 Mar 2014 (Stephen Harris)
We spotted this pub out of the train window and convened here for a few beers in the early evening before the onward train to London. I like the traditional feel, with multiple rooms and outside gentsí toilets.
Ossett - Dana4.00ExcellentPale gold. Dry. Tasty hops.
Castle Rock - Su Pollard Nottinghamian Celebration Ale4.20GoodDark brown. Intensely caramel-flavoured. Probably a Porter I think. A bit of a shock after a day of hoppy beers. But good.
Mallinsons - Booom!4.30AcceptableThis beer had a nasty niff and an odd taste that was not greatly to my liking. Funny hops I think. Pale gold, discordant ingredients.
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Black Gold3.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Sarah Hughes - Pale Amber4.00Not Tried
18 Feb 2014 (HSB)
13:10 I had not been here for many years and having heard good reports about the restoration came here after a railway engineering diversion gadabout. Welcoming, friendly and busy. Highly recommended.
Kinver - Edge4.30Excellent
Dancing Duck - Ay Up3.90Good
Mallinsons - Silk Tail3.90Good
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00Not Tried
Castle Rock - Black Gold3.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Sarah Hughes - Surprise Bitter (aka Sedgley Surprise)5.00Not Tried

About The Woodman

The pub sign. The Woodman, Birmingham, West Midlands

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 5LG.

Re-opened in September 2013 after suffering much vandalism. Lovingly restored and deservedly a CAMRA Heritage pub. There are four rooms one with hatch service. The pub is owned by the same people as the Post Office Vaults and takes Wetherspoon's vouchers. The pub is opposite the former very impressive entrance to Curzon Street railway station. 10 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: B5 5LG