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The Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Posted on 15. Nov, 2010 by in Pubs

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The Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

The Old Joint Stock is a Fullers-owned pub located in the shadows of the cathedral in the centre of Birmingham.

Brief History

The Grade II listed building was designed by Julius Alfred Chatwin, a builder of many Victorian churches. Built in 1864, it was originally the Old Stock bank and then become Lloyds Bank in 1889, the same year that Birmingham became a city.

The building opened as a Fullers pub in 1997 and in 2006 the Old Joint Stock theatre opened. The theatre can seat 80 people and is used for both professional and amateur performances as well as an art gallery.

The Interior

The interior is very typical of a 19th century bank and very similar to The Counting House and The Old Bank of England pubs in the City of London.

As you enter the pub you are presented with a large, very high ceilinged room with dozens of busts decorating the many arches by the ceiling. Like the Counting House and Bank of England, there is an impressive glass dome in the centre of the ceiling.

There is plenty of seating throughout the pub and the balcony is a great place to get a view of the whole pub. There are two function rooms, the Club Room which is open to the public when not in use and the grand Function Room on the first floor.

The Beer

The large island bar (again, something similar to what you would find in The Counting House or The Old Bank of England) features an almost entire range of Fullers beers including London Pride, Chiswick, ESB, London Porter, Discovery and Honey Dew. There were also two beer from Titanic.

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Venue Location

The Old Joint Stock

4 Temple Row West


B2 5NY

Tel: 0121 200 1892

(Twitter: @awv)

Beer Taster, Pub Attendee, Photo Taker

Robert Gale likes beer, pubs and beer festivals. He also likes to take photos of beer, pubs and beer festivals. Most weekends of the year you can find him travelling around the UK (and sometimes beyond) photographing and reviewing good quality pubs and beer festivals. He also has a day job in the form of a web developer for Ozum.

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2 Responses to “The Old Joint Stock, Birmingham”

  1. georgethebeermonster 15 November 2010 at 11:04 pm #

    highly recommended watering hole if you’re in Birmingham city, the pies are as good as the beer too. Mmmm draught London Porter.

  2. Addictek Mike 5 March 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    Sans aucun doute, le meilleur pub que j’ai fait ces dernières années !! a voir vers 18h 

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